At the lead climbing clinic, we will teach the knowledge and skills required to lead sport climbing routes. All we ask is that you show up and have fun!
We will begin our day with a thorough introduction to lead climbing before we begin climbing. In a full hour of on the ground instruction we will cover aspects including gear selection, safety, clipping, rope management, etc.
At the crag, we will set up top-ropes on routes from 5.5-5.9 and provide the opportunity to mock-lead climbs. Mock-leads are simulated lead climbs that allow climbers the opportunity to practice clipping quickdraws and managing the rope from the security of a top rope.
MT. ERIE, WA
SMITH ROCK STATE PARK, OR
The majority of women come to our clinics alone - somewhere around 95%. If you are hesitating to join because you would be coming solo, please know that we expect a majority of our participants to be joining by themselves, seeking community.
We generally have a wide range of ages at our retreats. The average tends to fall anywhere between the ages of 26 to 45. But we have had quite a few women in their 60's join as well. It really is up to the attitude and physical ability of the participant.
We have a very strict cancellation policy. Please review it before committing to this retreat.