This camp is designed for those who have climbed some—maybe just in a gym—and want to experience the vertical world outside. We will spend a week sampling the various disciplines of rock climbing in the legendary Rocky Mountain National Park and surrounding areas. We will begin with the fundamentals of climbing and establish safe habits and practices right off the bat to establish a background of lifelong safety in the vertical world. We will go bouldering, sport climbing, trad climbing, and practice many of the techniques it takes to climb slabs, cracks, and faces.
You’ll learn the KMAC approach that identifies each aspect of a climbing situation. This involves planning, critical thinking, and analysis of each system before proceeding.
Don’t forget that coming to this camp with a friend is a great way to become life-long climbing partners. We encourage this. Learning together is fun and helps a great deal as material is presented that students can talk about and share at a later date.
Participants traveling by car should arrive at KMAC at 11:00AM on the course starting date. Pickup time is 11:00AM on the last day of the course. Additional airport pick up and drop off fees may apply.
A sample itinerary is described below. The schedule can change due to weather, group skills, and other factors.
Day 1: Students arrive at KMAC. Orientation. Equipment issue. Lunch and course overview. Next we head to the private KMAC crags to get a feel for everyone’s climbing abilities and interests.
Day 2: The famous Jurassic Park. Tyrolean traverse and top rope sport climbing.
Day 3: Face climbing day
Day 4: Crack climbing introduction: Lumpy ridge, RMNP
Day 5: Bouldering: Chaos Canyon.
Day 6: Multi-Pitch adventure: Pizbadille. Evening Celebration.
Day 7: Breakfast. De-gear. Students depart KMAC 11:00 am