This clinic is designed for women who want to regain/continue growing a healthy relationship with their body by challenging fears that emerge while climbing outside. Whether you are recovering from the insidious diet culture or just want to build positivity and love for your body, this is the clinic for you.
Mark your calendar for Memorial Day Weekend 2022!
No climbing experience required, ability to hike one mile with a backpack over varied terrain. This clinic is available for beginners to advanced climbers. Focus will be on getting each client on a minimum of three routes each day within their wheelhouse to work through the emotions that come up which overlap the realm of climbing and body image.
Inclusions: Included in the course cost is a camp dinner and breakfast, camping fee, all climbing gear, climbing permits, and the guide fee.
Exclusions: Not included in the course cost is gratuities to guide (Venmo preferred), transportation, lunches and snacks, or travel insurance.
Maximum Class Size: 8 climbers
Minimum Enrollment: 2 climbers
Max Ratio: 4:1 (Climber:Guide)
Opportunity to meet new people!!
Over this two-day course we will engage in brief writing assignments to tease out our inner critic and explore this criticism through supportive group discussions. We will utilize rock climbing as an exercise in building self-acceptance/affirmation, patience, and trust. Each of us will identify our personal limiting beliefs and overcome them through various challenges on the rock. Over a campfire, we will create a nourishing shared meal followed by a mindful eating exercise with some of our favorite treats provided by your guides.
Together we will create a safe space to be highly vulnerable both with our emotions and with our bodies as we scale the rock cliffs of Smith Rock State Park. Join us as we continue to build our tribe of uniquely strong and beautiful women in every size, shape, color, ability, and form.
Contrary to popular and ignorant assumptions, there is no "body type" required to relish in the infinite joy that rock climbing has to offer. The activity has no prejudice, and yet there remains a stigma deterring those who do not fit an "athletic build".
The truth is that anyone can climb and the challenge within climbing is unique to you! When you use your own body to maneuver over the multi featured rock wall, you find that each movement is matched exclusively to you and your body. Perhaps you are shorter and draw strength from your ability to high step. Maybe you draw strength in from your legs and excel on low angle terrain. You will find that the distinct construction of your body is your secret weapon that leads you to the top.
Join us to discover your strengths and celebrate them in a fully empowered, unrestrained, and unapologetic good time at the crag.
Sarah is a fourth year returning rock climbing guide for She Moves Mountains and a trained Body Positive Facilitator. She has a deep passion for liberating women from the stress, anxiety, and depression that stems from internalized oppression and is a budding Mental Health Counselor and Adventure-based Therapist.