Crack Climbing Weekend Workshop




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.

Crack climbing can be an acquired taste because it is an acquired skill that is quite different from face climbing. But once you figure it out, you just might become addicted! Our AMGA-certified guides will teach you how to efficiently make your way up a crack, and you will learn in a supportive community of women who are as excited as you to try something new.

We will be heading to Vedauwoo, Wyoming, a mecca of crack climbing, for this weekend-long course. Spend Friday night getting to know each other at the campsite, then spend Saturday and Sunday jamming your way up cracks. This course will focus on crack climbing techniques, NOT on placing gear, though it may be included depending on participant interest. The goal is getting everyone climbing as much as possible to hone your crack technique.

This course focuses on the following skills:

  • Choosing gear for crack climbing
  • Hand jams
  • Fist jams
  • Fingerlocks
  • Foot jams
  • Difficult jams (tips,​ ​off​ ​fingers,​ ​thin​ ​hands,​ ​wide​ ​hands​)
  • Laybacking
  • Chimneying
  • Offwidth technique

2019 Dates: September 27-29

Time: Meet at 4pm at the Women’s Wilderness office on Friday, 9/27 and return to the Women’s Wilderness office by 4pm Sunday, 9/29.

** Transportation is not included – Carpooling is encouraged **

Location: Vedauwoo, Wyoming

Includes instruction, food, all necessary climbing gear, as well as camping gear if needed.

This course is appropriate for: Participants must know how to tie in using a figure eight knot, be able to top-rope belay, and climb 5.8 on top-rope at the gym. Outdoor climbing experience is helpful, but not required.

The last day to sign up for this course is Sunday, September 22, 2019 by 5pm.
Women’s Wilderness reserves the right to cancel this course if the participant minimum is not met by that date.
Register early to ensure it goes! 

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