This is the first of installment of The Mountain Guides’ “WOMEN’S NETWORK CLIMBING SERIES”
Whether you are new to climbing or a seasoned vet, The Women’s Climbing Network Series has a weekend course for you! We will be hosting these events throughout 2021 at many of our different branches.
Wherever you are in your climbing journey, The Mountain Guides is excited to offer two-day courses designed for women climbers looking to explore the vertical world outdoors with other like-minded ladies and professional female guides. These courses are designed to get you out of the gym and transition your climbing skills outside with professional female AMGA Certified Rock Guides.
These clinics are recommended for beginner to intermediate climbers transitioning from the gym to climbing outside.
Day 1 – Day one is spent establishing a baseline. Climbing outside on the warm sandstone of the Red Rock, while reviewing and brushing up on your skills from the gym. From there we will learn new protocols for spending time climbing 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 2 – We will continue to build on the curriculum from Day 1. We will refine your new skills while they are fresh in your head under the guidance of professionals.
- LNT in rock climbing
- Review of figure 8 knots and belaying
- Basic safety guidelines for outdoor climbing: closing the system, ground anchors, rock fall, etc.
- Outdoor climbing techniques
- a quick overview of trad gear placements and anchors
Are you a climber looking to start a lead progression? Take the weekend to get outside and progress your lead climbing skills with Femae AMGA Certified Guides.
Day 1- Day is spent climbing and getting familiar with the Red Rock venue. From there we will work on a lead climbing progression. The day will be spent going over the hard skills and nuances of climbing to protect yourself as a budding lead climber.
Day 2 – Day two will be spent refining and developing your new skills while they are fresh in your head with guidance from our professional guides.
Price: $380 per person, covers the cost for the 2 days of instruction
Please note: The Mountain Guides does not provide lodging or transportation for this event
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.
- Sticky Rubber Approach Shoes, running shoes or hiking shoes: Guide Pick: Salewa Firetail 3
- Technical Rock Shoes
- Socks: 2 pair – preferably wool
- Synthetic T-shirt – Guide Pick: Mountain Hardwear Metonic
- Fleece or lightweight down sweater – Guide Pick: Mountain Hardwear Monkeyman Jacket
- Lightweight Wind Shell – Guide Pick: Mountain Hardwear Chockstone Jacket
- Rain Jacket: waterproof/breathable with hood. Guide Pick: Mountain Hardwear Quasar Light Jacket
- Synthetic Climbing Pant – Guide Pick: Mountain Hardwear Super Chockstone Pant
- 30-40 Liter – Guide Pick: Mountain Hardwear Summitrocket 30
- Sun Hat – Baseball of full brimmed
- Water – Water bottles or hydration bladder
- (May-Sept) Minimum 3 Liters
- (Nov-April) Minimum 2 Liters
- Food: Energy Bars, fruit, sandwiches, trail mix. Bring Enough!
- Sunscreen/ Lip balm
- Headlamp (For long routes)
- Warm Weather – (May-Sept) The sun is intense and hydration is vital!. Hydrate the night before your climb/ hike. Consider freezing your water bottles or putting ice in them. Light colored and loose fitting clothes will help keep you cool.
- Cold Weather – (Nov-April) Bring gloves and a warm hat that will fit under your helmet. Bring extra layers like long underwear and a heavier winter jacket to keep warm when the sun ducks behind clouds of dips below the canyon walls.
Jackson Hole Mountain Guides supplies all the rock climbing gear, harnesses, helmets, locking carabiners & belay/rappel devices. However, you are welcome to bring your own equipment. Please contact our office for gear questions. Rock shoes can be rented at JHMG.
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We meet our guests at the West end of Las Vegas. 11720 West Charleston blvd. The Las Vegas Airport is the closest and cheapest airport we recommend to clients. If you have any questions or would like more information, please call our Las Vegas office at 702-660-0652 or email [email protected]VIEW PDF
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Here you’ll find online tools and information about joining us for a trip of a lifetime! To sign up for a trip, or if you have any questions, please call us. Listed on the left side of these pages are links that you may find useful, including printable forms and policies concerning a trip with JHMG. We encourage ALL prospective climbers to read our Preparation advice. Our office can help place you with others who are looking to climb.