Kids Rock!

Location Jackson

Season Summer

Difficulty Easy

Duration 1 Day

Overview

Kids Rock class is a full day of top-roping and climbing for kids 5 – 12. Everyone learns a few simple knots, how to belay a climber, and techniques for moving on rock. The emphasis is on safety, climbing and fun.  Please note: Kids 5-12 must have  a parent/guardian attending or participating.

JHMG has specific class locations for young kids (ages 5-9) and families. For example, in Grand Teton National Park we go to a special place called “Boulder Town”. The approach is short and the climbing takes place in a lovely, shady location with lots of huge, house-size boulders. We can make prior arrangements to meet your family at the parking area for Boulder Town if you are staying at a lodge or resort within Grand Teton National Park or Yellowstone. For kids 9-12 we go to an area called Curtis Canyon.

KIDS ROCK class locations: Jackson, Cody, Moab, City of Rocks, Red Rocks, Boulder and elsewhere!

Season Summer

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Itinerary

Our Kids Rock class is a full day of top-roping and climbing for kids 5-12,  Everyone learns a few simple knots, how to belay a climber, and techniques for moving on rock. The emphasis is on safety, climbing and fun.  This class requires a parent/guardian attending or participating.

If, after the initial Basic Class your young climber wants to come back he or she can sign up for another Basic Class or move on to an Intermediate (described below) depending upon space availability and scheduling.

Intermediate class is the prerequisite for climbing multi-pitch routes, such as the Grand Teton. This is the logical next step for middle school aged kids and older children who want to learn more about how to safely rock climb.

This class requires a parent/guardian attending or participating.

One Climber: $415

Two Climbers: $225 / person

Three Climbers: $185 / person

Four Climbers:  $165 / person

Five Climbers: $150 / person

Rock climbing shoe rental is $10 per pair.

Private trips cannot be booked directly online based on scheduling, please click here to inquire about specific dates for a private trip. Please read through our policies by visiting this page.

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)
  • Rock Shoes for technical rock (Available for rent)
Upper Layers
  • Synthetic/ Wool Sun Hoody
  • Synthetic T-shirt
  • Soft Shell: fleece or pile
  • Rain Jacket: waterproof/breathable with hood
Bottom Layers
  • Shorts
  • Synthetic Climbing Pant
  • Rain Pant
Accessories
  • Gloves – non-insulated with leather palm

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)
  • 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.

This class is offered in multiple locations, for additional travel and accommodations information, please contact our office at info[at]jhmg.com.

 

Testimonials

  • JHMG is an amazing organization. They listen to what I want in a trip experience then seek to take it one step bigger & better.

    — Mike Long
  • JHMG will teach you what you desire and create exceptional moments in the mountain setting.

    — Ryan Hoynacki
  • We love JHMG! We try and go once a year to climb with them and it is always a highlight of our year! It’s relaxing, fun, challenging and exciting! Thanks for a great trip!

    — Rachel Soeken

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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.

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