Sat, Jun 27 | American Alpine Club

Womxn Rock: 'Gym to Crag' Outdoor Climbing Clinic

Ready to get back to climbing, but don't feel comfortable going to the gyms just yet. Join us for this "Gym to Crag" two day clinic to help you transition from gym climbing to outdoor climbing. We will cover fundamentals of climbing safety, risk management and more...
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Time & Location

Jun 27, 2020, 8:00 AM MDT – Jun 28, 2020, 1:00 PM MDT
American Alpine Club, 710 10th St STE 100, Golden, CO 80401, USA

About the Event

Gym to Crag Clinic with She Sends Collective + Denver Mountain Guiding

As climbing gyms are starting to open up in our area, we know not everybody is ready to get back to the gym. Therefore, She Sends Collective is offering ‘Gym To Crag’ clinics to help you become a bit more comfortable & self-sufficient with outdoor climbing. This two day course, 5 hours each day, will teach you the basics behind the inherent risks of climbing outside, Leave No Trace Ethics, types of climbing outside, anchor building, cleaning and more! We hope you’ll join us. This specific clinic is being offered the last weekend of June, July and August. Each weekend is $225.

There are prerequisites for this clinic:

  • You must be belay certified for top roping from your home climbing gym.
  • This clinic is meant for abilities 5.7-5.11 who haven’t climbed outside much or ever at all.
  • Ages 18+

Saturday, June 27: 7:40am-1pm

  • Meet at 7:40am at The American Alpine Club office in Golden, Colorado
  • Make sure everyone has their gear - (helmet, harness, shoes, chalk, waiver on file, water, food, etc)
  • Drive to the crag of choice in Clear Creek Canyon
  • Intro to inherit risks of climbing outdoors
  • Trail etiquette
  • Leave no trace ethics
  • Communication is Key; Learning how to be a reliable partner outdoors
  • Sport climbing v. Trad Climbing v. TR
  • Risk assessment per climb
  • Climb
  • Pack up and leave at 1pm.

Sunday, July 28: 7:40am - 1pm

  • Meet at 7:40am at The American Alpine Club office in Golden, Colorado
  • Make sure everyone has their gear - (helmet, harness, shoes, chalk, waiver on file, water, food, etc)
  • Drive to the crag of choice in Clear Creek Canyon
  • Review information from previous day
  • Learning how to set and clean anchors
  • Learning some new knots
  • Brief discussion about technique
  • Climb
  • Pack up and leave at 1pm.

We only have 8 spots available for this clinic. All participants will be required to wear a mask while unable to maintain 6' distance from one another.

Registration is Closed

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