Scheduled Course - Wasatch Women's Rock Climbing Camp

Women's Wasatch Rock Camp

Get outdoor strong while learning all-encompassing rock skills this summer during a 4-day development series with professional guides and fellow female climbers (she/her).

WOMEN'S ROCK CAMP 1

This camp gives first-timers a solid foundation of knowledge, real rock experience, safety, and skills and movement required to enter the sport of rock climbing.

Whether you're completely new to climbing or have experience indoors, UMA Guides can meet each climber where they're at and take them further in their climbing knowledge and ability.

Rock Camp 1 Objectives

Day 1: The Basics // Intro to Outdoor Rock Climbing

Learn how to manage a belay point and rappel, practice basic rock climbing knots, become aware of hazards that exist outdoors, apply up to date best practices in setting up top rope anchors.

Day 2: Climbing Exploration // Skills training

We will choose an area with a variety of climbs based on the group's desires. We will practice belaying, lowering, and rappelling. In addition, we will focus on our climbing technique and movement skills. Furthermore, we will introduce how to build natural anchors either on day 2 or 3 so that you can have the knowledge to set up top rope climbs that do not have fixed anchors.

Day 3: Challenge Yourself // Are you ready to Lead?

Each day you are learning a new area of the Wasatch as we test ourselves on routes that challenge us physically and mentally. We will focus on mental preparation, breathing techniques, self-talk, and evaluating fears and safety. If there is someone ready for the lead climbing challenge then we can focus on learning to lead a sport climb on this day. All participants will learn how to belay a leader safely. Finally, we will learn how to remove traditional gear like nuts and cams so that you are prepared for the multi-pitch climbing adventure on day 4.

Day 4: Classic Wasatch Climb // Multi-pitch

Take all your skills to the next level and climb a classic multi-pitch route on world-class granite or quartzite.

Note:

On the first 3 days we will have a 4:1 climber to guide ratio. One the multi-pitch climbing day we will have a 2:1 ratio.

Prerequisite:

Beginner to intermediate climbers will benefit from this camp. This class is for people who have no experience up to people who climb 5.10 indoors. Expect to hike 15-30 mins on easy-moderate hiking trails. If you are an intermediate-advanced climber you will benefit from our Women's Rock Camp II (below).

Rock Camp 2 Objectives

This intermediate-advanced camp is conducive for those who have experience lead climbing and belaying. The structure of these camps allows a range of abilities and experience to come together to support, nurture and push each other to be our best selves on and off the wall!

If you're looking to become a more proficient rock climbing partner, are interested in traditional climbing and have a desire to push yourself mentally, physically or emotionally in a fun, protected environment, this is the camp for you!

Day 1: Learn to Lead Trad

Spend the day placing gear, building anchors, choosing routes, route finding, reading guidebooks, racking, climbing signals & communication and strategic use of quickdraws and slings

Day 2: Learn to Lead Trad (continued)

Practice mock leads with critiques, differentiate perceived fear vs. real fear, retreating from a lead, and aiding out of trouble and the use of fixed protection

Day 3: Rest Day // Day Off

Day 4: Crack Climbing Clinic

Learn all about the crack life: taping, footwear, hand jams, foot jams, finger jams, layback, off-widths and stemming

Day 5: Classic Wasatch Climb // Multi-pitch

your skills on a long classic multi-pitch route on world-class granite!

Prerequisite:

Intermediate - advanced climbers will benefit most. Completion of Women's Rock Camp 1 AND/OR lead climbing experience.

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:

WOMEN'S ROCK CAMP 2

This intermediate-advanced camp is conducive for those who have experience lead climbing and belaying. The structure of these camps allows a range of abilities and experience to come together to support, nurture and push each other to be our best selves on and off the wall!

If you're looking to become a more proficient rock climbing partner, are interested in traditional climbing and have a desire to push yourself mentally, physically or emotionally in a fun, protected environment, this is the camp for you!

Undercling lieback on Perhaps in LCC

Undercling lieback on Perhaps in LCC

Photography by Tyson Bradley

Reaching high on Steort's Arete

Reaching for a hold on Steort's Arete

Photography by Tyson Bradley

Crack climbing on Sasquatch in LCC

Crack climbing on Sasquatch in LCC

Photography by Tyson Bradley

Crack climbing on Sasquatch in LCC

Crack climbing on Sasquatch in LCC

Photography by Tyson Bradley

Crack climbing on Sasquatch in LCC

Crack climbing on Sasquatch in LCC

Photography by Tyson Bradley

Course Details

2021 Dates

June 24-27, 2021 Th-Su
July 5,6,8,9, 2021 M. T. Th. Fr

Duration

4 days (8am-4pm)

Location

Salt Lake City, Utah
Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons; possibly Ferguson Canyon

Fee

$799 per person plus tax

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

Level

Rock Camp 1: Beginner/Intermediate
Rock Camp 2: Intermediate/Advanced

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P.O. Box 521809

Salt Lake City, Utah 84152-1809

Phone: (801) 550 3986

Fax: (801) 486 8505

Email: uma@utahmountainadventures.com

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