Women’s Colorado Craggin’ Camps

Location Colorado

Season Spring

Difficulty Beginner to Intermediate

Duration 2 Days

Overview

Take a break from the gym and transition your climbing skills outside with our all-star and all-women guide team!  The venue for these weekend camps will be Eldorado Canyon, Boulder Canyon, the Flatirons and Lumpy Ridge in Rocky Mountain National Park!

Season Spring

Minimum Age 18+

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Itinerary

Take a break from the gym and transition your climbing skills outside with Rebecca Yaguda and Jess Worley on this two day camp. Day one is spent in Boulder Canyon reviewing basic climbing skills with an emphasis on application in the outdoors. The day will be spent going over the nuances of climbing and the skills to protect yourself on natural stone and in the elements.

Day two takes place in Eldorado Canyon. Switching venues will cement the techniques learned from the day before. This course will prepare you to be able to execute thorough safety checks, belaying with multiple devices, tying in, rappelling, and have an understanding of climbing movement as it relates to outdoor climbing. At the end of the weekend Guda will give you a clear picture of how to move forward towards your goals safely.

This trip is physical and requires fitness and stamina to access the climbs and climb them. The approach to most is approximately 5-30 minutes on uneven terrain.

This clinic is recommended for beginner to intermediate climbers transitioning from the gym to climbing outside.

Curriculum:

  • LNT at the crag
  • Review of knots and belaying
  • Basic safety guidelines for outdoor climbing: closing the system, ground anchors, rock fall, etc. 
  • Climbing Movement Development
  • Rappelling
  • Overview of trad gear placements and anchors

Are you a climber looking to follow traditionally protected multi-pitch climbs? Take the weekend to get outside and progress your climbing skills with Heidi Wirtz, Jess Worley and Lisa Van Sciver.

Day one is spent in Boulder Canyon refreshing and introducing multi pitch climbing and descent techniques. There will be lots of climbing outside while reviewing and brushing up on your basic skills. We use a combination of ground schools, mock scenarios in vertical terrain, and plenty of time on real multi-pitch climbs.

Day two you’ll head up to Lumpy Ridge and tackle an appropriately challenging route up there! Be ready for adventure, scenery and community.

Curriculum:

  • LNT
  • A quick review of basic safety guidelines
  • crack and outdoor climbing techniques
  • gear placement and removal
  • anchors
  • direct anchor belay
  • multi-pitch belay management
  • rappelling

Price: Gym to Crag  Weekend: $395

Price: Multi-pitch Meetup: $495

 

This trip is physical and requires fitness and stamina to access the climbs and climb them. The approach to most is approximately 5-30 minutes on uneven terrain.

These clinics are recommended for beginner to intermediate climbers transitioning from the gym to climbing outside.

Gym to Crag Classic

May 15-16

May 29-30

August 28-29

 

Multi-Pitch Meetup

May 29-30

August 21-22

For your safety and comfort, bring synthetic and or natural fiber clothing for insulation. Cotton is NOT recommended and down must be kept dry. Clothing should be able to layer without encumbering your movement.

Footwear

Objective Dependent – Scarpa footwear is available at Jackson Hole Mountain Guides for rent. JHMG also carries a selection of rock shoes for rent.

  • Sticky Rubber Approach Shoes: required for all mid-summer climbs. (mid-July through Sept) – Guide Pick: Scarpa Crux or Scarpa Kalipe  (Available for rent)

OR

  • Mountain Boots: Trips before  July 15,  require a crampon compatible mountain boot – Guide Pick: Scarpa Zodiac Tech  (Available for rent)
  • Rock Shoes for technical rock routes (Available for rent)
Upper Layers
  • Synthetic/Wool Long Underwear Top

OR

  • Synthetic/ Wool Sun Hoody – Guide Pick: Mountain Hardwear Ghee Hoody
  • Synthetic T-shirt
  • Insulating Jacket: lightweight fleece or synthetic
  • Soft Shell: fleece or pile
  • Rain Jacket: waterproof/breathable with hood.
Bottom Layers
  • Synthetic/Wool Long Underwear Bottom
  • Hiking Shorts
  • Synthetic Climbing Pant
  • Rain Pant
Accessories
  • Hat: lightweight to medium weight warm hat – sleek enough to be worn under a helmet
  • Gloves:  one lightweight to medium weight pair – synthetic or fleece material. If snow route, shell also recommended.

On the Trail

  • Back Pack: internal frame  30 Liter capacity (2000 cu in)
  • Water Bottles (2-3 L/Qt.) Or H2O Hydration system
  • Dark Sunglasses
  • Extra Pair Contact Lens
  • Sun Hat or visor
  • Sunscreen (35+SPF)
  • Lip Balm
  • Insect Repellent (until early August)
  • Headlamp, Fresh batteries
  • First Aid: minimal – blister care, analgesic, etc.
  • Lunch and Snacks

Optional Items

  • Trekking Poles
  • Camera

Cold Weather Considerations:

Early and late season temperatures require warmer clothing. You may consider additional clothing if you get cold easily or if it is unusually cold or windy.

  • Down Jacket
  • Vest
  • Medium weight long underwear

**Jackson Hole Mountain Guides supplies all the rock climbing gear, harnesses, helmets, locking carabiners & belay/rappel devices, crampons, and ice axes. However, you are welcome to bring your own equipment. Please coordinate with our office for gear checks. Backpacks, rock shoes, and boots can all be rented & purchased in our Jackson office.

Trip Sponsors

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