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 and non-binary climbers looking to explore the vertical world outdoors with other like-minded people and professional guides. These courses are designed to get you out of the gym and transition your climbing skills outside with professional woman and non-binary 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
Sport climbing is an excellent way to break into leading and multi-pitch climbing. Come join us outside with like-minded women climbers to scale the vermilion desert sandstone in sunny Red Rock.
Day 1 – Lead Progression
- Leave No Trace: become a steward of the beautiful and fragile desert environment
- Know the gear
- clip stick
- belay devices
- Know the rope
- how to prepare the rope for leading
- how to place quickdraws
- how to put the rope into quickdraws
- how to maintain proper body position in relation to the rope depending on the direction of travel
- Understand fall
- the trajectory of a fall
- fall factor: the impact of a fall
- Lead Belay
- proper belay stance
- how to belay a leader
- how to give a proper catch
Day 2 – Multi-pitching
- Multi-pitching procedure and commands
- Anchor: learn different ways to build a two bolt anchor
- pre-equalized anchor
- quad anchor
- rope anchor
- Belay the follower
- use a ABD (Assisted Brake Device)
- use a plate device
- Belay station and rope management
- Efficient ways to transition in and out of the belay station
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.
Intro to Outdoor –
- March 19 & 20, 2022
- April 9 & 10 2022
Intro to Leading and Multi-Pitch Climbing –
- March 26 & 27, 2022
- April 23 & 24, 2022
- Sticky Rubber Approach Shoes (highly recommended as most approaches involve a lot of slick rock), running shoes or hiking shoes: Guide Pick: Scarpa Gecko
- Technical Rock Shoes (Available for rent)
- Socks: 1 pair – preferably wool
- Synthetic T-shirt – Guide Pick: Men’s Wicked Tech™ Recycled Short Sleeve T-Shirt
- Sun Hoody – Guide Pick:Men’s AirMesh™ Hoody
- Fleece or lightweight down sweater – Guide Pick: Men’s Stretchdown™ Light Pullover
- Lightweight Wind Shell – Guide Pick: Men’s Kor Preshell™ Hoody
- One extra expedition weight upper layer or another jacket if November- mid March
- 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 Redrock@themountainguides.comVIEW 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.