Skills & Scenery
Want to become a stronger climber? Then this is the course for you! The Skills & Scenery Clinic is designed to take newer climbers and turn them into full blown rock warriors. Moab is renowned for its incredible rock climbing on picturesque sandstone carved by the mighty Colorado River and is a great venue to increase your climbing confidence, movement skills, and technical know-how.
After meeting your guides and the rest of the course participants, we will head out for a full day of climbing. We will work on movement skills on both face and crack climbs along with a review of belaying, rope management, and knots. Strong movement skills equal safety while rock climbing.
We will lay the foundation for artificial (trad) anchors, bolted anchors, gear placement, natural anchors, and rappelling. You will then get a chance to stretch those muscles and climb while putting to use what you just learned.
This is a rest day to recover and prepare for the last two days of the clinic. Instead of climbing today, we will descend a slot canyon with numerous obstacles and rappels.
We will get an early start and climb a desert tower appropriate to the groups skill set. We will work on multi pitch skills with a strong emphasis on transitions.
It's time to lead! Today, we will focus on the natural progression of lead climbing. We will cover leading on both bolts and gear and you'll have plenty of time to practice. We will end the day, and course, with a thorough debrief.
This is a hands on class where you will have plenty of time to practice, ask questions, and apply skills in new ways. Instructor demonstrations coupled with hands on experience is a great way to put it all together and take your climbing to the next level.
Participants should be able to comfortably climb 5.9 outdoors on a top rope as well as have experience with basic climbing systems such as belaying. A strong base level of fitness is required for this course.