City of Rocks – Women’s Weekend AKA “City Girls”

Location City of Rocks

Season Spring

Difficulty Beginner - Intermediate

Duration 3 days

Overview

The City of Rocks is the real birthplace of The Women’s Network.  It was first called “City Girls” and was first launched in 1995 by Senior Guide Aimee Barnes.  Aimee saw a need to create an event for women who wanted to climb and connect with fellow female climbers and guides.  The City of Rocks was the ideal venue.  City Girls has successfully run since 1995.  Now incorporated into the Womens Network, this series of programs are geared to all ability levels with a 4 to 1 guide to guest ratio. The groups will be small so your skill level can progress whether you are new to climbing or someone who is advancing their skills.

Join Jackson Hole Mountain Guides for a gathering of professional female guides and experience climbing in one of Idaho’s most incredible climbing areas.

Season Spring

Elevation 5200'

Minimum Age 18+

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Itinerary

Basic weekend Skills Covered: Belaying a top-roped climber and lead climber. Knots, protection, anchors, movement on the rock, and lots and lots of climbing time.

Day 1: Meet @ City of Rocks RV Park

  • Start arriving @ 2 :00 pm
  • 4:00 Ground school- trip goals Climbing @ camp.
  • 6:30 Coil up the ropes.
  • 7:45 Dinner (Tracy’s)

Day 2 & 3 Schedule

  • 6:00 am Coffee and hot water served.
  • 8:00 am Personal Breakfast
  • 9:00 Depart from Camp to the base of the Crag to begin the day of climbing.
  • 12:00 Lunch
  • 5:00 Coil up the Ropes
  • 6:30 Saturday night dinner in Almo at the Rock City
  • After Dinner Almo Hot springs option

Advanced Skills Covered: Protection- Sport and Trad -Anchors Movement- Climbing at a harder grade to improve your personal level of climbing.

 

Day 1: Meet @ City of Rocks RV Park

  • Start arriving @ 2 :00 pm
  • 4:00 Ground school- trip goals Climbing @ camp.
  • 6:30 Coil up the ropes.
  • 7:45 Dinner (Tracy’s)

Day 2 & 3 Schedule

  • 6:00 am Coffee and hot water served.
  • 8:00 am Personal Breakfast
  • 9:00 Depart from Camp to the base of the Crag to begin the day of climbing.
  • 12:00 Lunch
  • 5:00 Coil up the Ropes
  • 6:30 Saturday night dinner in Almo at the Rock City
  • After Dinner Almo Hot springs option

These events are priced as a group with a four-person minimum. Private and custom trips are available.

Price: $525 per person

Course price includes: Professional Guide, Campsite fee, Group kitchen, Morning hot water and Coffee, Sun showers, camping equipment such as sleeping bag, tents and pad are available to rent.

Not included:

Lodging

Food.  TMG will provide 2 dinners

Transportation

Basic –  Participants should expect approaches of 15-30 minute hike over easy to moderate hiking terrain.

Advanced – This trip is physical and requires fitness and stamina to access the climbs and climb them. The approach to most climbs is approximately an hour on uneven terrain.

June 11,12,13 Basic

June 18,19,20 Advanced

July 23-24-25 – Basic

August 20-21-22 Advanced

Getting to City of Rocks National Reserve:

 Airports:

  • Salt Lake City International Airport – 4 hrs driving distance to the COR
  • Reno-Tahoe International Airport in Reno, NV – 8 hrs driving distance
  • Jackson Hole Airport in Jackson, WY – 4 hrs driving distance
  • Idaho Falls Regional Airport – 2 hrs driving distance

Directions:

The City of Rocks is located in south-central Idaho, south of Interstate I-86, West of Interstate I-86, and North of Interstate I-80.  Below is a link with driving directions:

http://www.nps.gov/ciro/planyourvisit/directions.htm

The Visitor Center is located in Almo, ID, and the rock formations are only minutes outside the town.

How to get to the Almo, ID:

Driving from Boise​: take I-84 East to exit 216 (Declo); go south on Highway 77 to

Conner Creek Junction (stop sign); then turn right (west) on Highway 77 Spur to Almo.

The visitor center and the park entrance are south of the post office and businesses.

Driving from Pocatello​: take I-86 West to I-84 West to exit 216 and proceed as above.

Driving from Salt Lake City​: take I-84 west to exit 245 (Sublette) , turn left and go west to Malta. From Malta take Highway 77 to Conner Creek Junction, continuing straight west through the junction the Highway becomes 77 Spur. Take Highway 77 Spur to Almo. The visitor center and the park entrance are south of the post office and businesses.

Car Rental / Carpooling:

A variety of car rental companies are available at all the airports – reserve online for the best price and selection.  An email list of participants will be sent out ahead of time to help you coordinate travel schedules and carpooling options.

 Basic information about the City of Rocks:

http://www.nps.gov/ciro/planyourvisit/basicinfo.htm

 Where we stay – Camping​:

Please note that the City of Rocks clinic is held in a remote location. Our campsites are #36,37 &38. All the campsites in the City of Rocks are dispersed throughout the park. Follow the brown park signs from Almo into the park by taking road 3075S South just past the Rock City Diner. This road turns to dirt right away. Follow the main road as shown on the attached map past a couple turns. If you pass  the parking lot at Bath Rock, about 6-7 miles from the turn-off in Almo then you pass our sites on the right

Here is a map showing the camp numbers and locations ​to help you familiarize yourself with the park.​ http://www.nps.gov/ciro/planyourvisit/upload/CIRO-Camping-Brochure-08-28-12.

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Other lodging options in Almo, ID:

Almo Creek Inn ​www.almocreek.com

Groceries ​ / Restaurants

Almo, ID is a very small town with 2 small stores, one of which sells gas, and one restaurants.  It’s best to do your grocery shopping and get your supplies before you arrive (for example in Idaho Falls, or Salt Lake City).  There are no climbing gear stores, although you can find a few camping supplies.

Rock City Mercantile

3049 Elba-Almo Rd, Almo, ID 83312

Great pizza, brews, ice for the cooler, and all the necessities for weekend at the COR.

Tracy General Store

3001 Elba-Almo Rd, Almo, ID 83312

Gas & Food

Almo Creek Outpost

http://www.almocreek.com/outpost/

Steak house closed. Hotel is open

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