Crack Climbing Weekend Workshop – New Location!
Sliding Scale Course Fees | Women’s Wilderness has created a sliding scale for all its Women’s programs in an effort to keep our courses affordable to a wide range of people. All our pricing scales are significantly below the prices of for-profit companies. The top price represents the actual cost to run the course, and the second two tiers represent scholarships. We set forth no criteria and trust that each individual will pay what they feel is appropriate.
There are lots of bolted rock faces in the world.
But then you have to stick to climbing where the bolts have been placed.
The world of climbing opens up when you begin CRACK CLIMBING. There is a beauty, a purism to climbing natural lines – fissures and cracks where water has worn down rock over hundreds of thousands of years and eventually created a route just PERFECT for human hands to fit.
Come learn about this sport – no, art – with us at Turkey Rocks, South Platte. We will camp out together Friday night and then spend Saturday learning about hand jams, toe jams, fist jams, cupped hands…the many, many ways you can ascend a wall while crack climbing!
Some climbing experience will be helpful for this workshop – but truly, when experienced face climbers begin crack climbing, they are beginners again! So if you are new to climbing and interested in this class, contact us and let’s see if it is a good fit for you!
⇒ Did you know that our Rock Technicians are AMGA SPI certified? And that they are trained in our custom curriculum by professional Big Wall climber Madaleine Sorkin? Yep, they are rad women!
2019 Dates: May 10-12 or Sept 27-29
Time: Meet at 4 pm at the Women’s Wilderness office on Friday, return to the Women’s Wilderness office by 4 pm Sunday
Location: Turkey Rocks, South Platte, Colorado
** Transportation is not included but carpooling is encouraged. **
Includes all instruction, food, all necessary gear, and camping gear if needed.
Topics Covered: This two-day weekend will focus on crack climbing techniques, from fingers to off-width to chimneys, and techniques involved (tapegloves, types of jams). This class will NOT have a focus on placing gear, though it may be included depending on participant interest. The main focus is getting people climbing, a lot, and working on crack technique.
This course is appropriate for: Participants should know how to top-rope belay and tie a figure 8, and can climb 5.8 on TR in the gym. Outdoor climbing experience helpful but not required.