Scheduled Course - Alpine Rock Camp1

Alpine Rock Camp

Interested in alpine rock routes in the Wasatch, Tetons, Sierras and Wind Rivers? UMA's backyard offers unparalleled access to excellent alpine rock. This hands-on, skills-oriented class develops route-finding, anchor-building, rope management, and alpine safety for such climbs.

Participants should be fit, possess a desire to learn and have some mountain experience. However, alpine climbing proficiency is not a pre-requisite, it is an outcome.

Day 1: Introduction to Alpine Rock

  • Learn climbing knots, communication, belaying and lowering
  • Understand how anchors and climbing systems work
  • Get coached on rock movement skills
  • Learn and practice single-pitch rappels

Day 2: Intro to Running Pro & Multi-pitch

  • Learn to employ running protection and terrain belays for efficient movement on moderate rock
  • Clean protection remove anchors and climb as a team
  • Belay a leader and a follower from a ledge
  • Manage personal safety and ropes on ledges
  • Down-climb with spotting and short-pitch belays
  • Descend via pre-rigged, multi-pitch, overhanging rappel

Day 3: Anchors and Protection

  • Learn knots and hitches used in anchors
  • Evaluate natural features (trees, boulders, flakes, etc.)
  • Practice placing stoppers, cams, slings, etc.
  • Build and equalize natural-pro anchors
  • Learn about improvised anchors and retreating

Day 4: Multi-pitch Climb

  • Put all the skills together on a technical alpine rock route
  • Practice unroped up and downhill movement skills
  • Learn alpine route-finding and choosing anchor stances
  • Increase awareness of alpine climbing hazards and safety
  • Route selection will be based on student skills, goals and current conditions

Doesn't fit your schedule?
Any of our pre-scheduled courses can be run as custom outings. If you're interested in a course but the dates don't fit your schedule please check out our custom guiding options.

How to Register:

Crack climbing in Little Cottonwood Canyon

Crack climbing in Little Cottonwood Canyon

Photography by Joseph Hobby

Climbing in the Wind River Range

Climbing in the Wind River Range

Photography by Tyson Bradley

Above it all in the Lone Peak Wilderness

Above it all in the Lone Peak Wilderness

Photography by Tyson Bradley

Course Details

2024 Dates

July 17-20, 2024 Wed-Sat


4 days




$799 per person plus tax

UMA reserves the right to cancel or shorten the clinic if fewer than 3 participants register.

View All Rock Courses Guiding & Instruction Rock Climbing Gear Rock Climbing Class Logistics Frequently Asked Questions

Utah Mountain Adventures

P.O. Box 521809

Salt Lake City, Utah 84152-1809

Phone: (801) 550 3986

Fax: (801) 486 8505


Utah Mountain Adventures | Patagonia Utah Mountain Adventures | Forest Service Backcountry Skiing Utah, by Tyson Bradley