Whether you're brand new to both rock climbing or have years of experience, our retreats are one-of-a-kind. After four seasons of hosting these retreats, we have witnessed the barriers that can be broken and the community that can be formed in the presence of incredible women. The only thing we ask is that you show up!
Guided climbing and instruction are available for climbers of all skill levels, from first-time beginners to intermediate and advanced climbers. All of our guides are AMGA Apprentice Rock Guides and are experts at finding the right climbs for you. In order to make sure everyone gets exactly what they need, we’ll focus on Intro instruction designed for those who have never climbed before, Intermediate instruction for climbers wanting to climb in the 5.5-5.9 range (best for those who have some experience, but perhaps have never climbed outside), and Advanced for climbers wanting to join our guides on more difficult routes.
Each day we will have a group climbing at Indian Creek, the Ice Cream Parlor, Wall Street, Maverick Buttress, or up the South Sixth Shooter. Climbers will have the opportunity to choose where they climb each day.
Yoga will be offered twice a day by our very own guide and instructor, Katie Paulson. Katie has been practicing yoga for 14 years. In 2015 she went to Costa Rica to take a 200 hour instructor course and has been teaching ever since. Her favorite style is creative vinyasa flow with some power thrown in for good measure. She loves doing yoga outside, and exploring lighthearted movement in any way possible.
At our retreat we make it a priority to provide the best tasting food with the highest quality ingredients. Over the weekend our chef will cook breakfast and dinner, providing alternatives for anyone with dietary restrictions. And of course, dessert. We firmly believe that dessert is essential to a happy life.
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GETTING TO KEN'S LAKE CAMPGROUND:From Moab, drive south on Highway 191 until you see signs for Ken's Lake, approximately 8 miles. Turn left off the highway and follow signs to the lake. The campground is just beyond the turn to the lake. Group Site A, where we will be staying, is in the first campground loop.
GETTING TO MOAB:From Denver you can fly directly to Canyonlands Field Airport. We will provide transfer to the campsite from the airport for a $25 fee.
If flying into Moab is not an option, we recommend flying into Salt Lake City and hiring Road Runner Shuttle to bring you to Moab. We will provide free pickup from downtown Moab to our campsite.
The retreat officially ends Sunday, May 3rd but we highly recommend booking an extra night to take advantage of all Moab has to offer. Check out Arches National Park, visit Dead Horse State Park, or book one of our guides to take you up Ancient Art - all within 3o minutes to one hour drive from our campsite. If you choose to book an extra night with us we are happy to help you come up with a personalized itinerary.
The majority of women come to our retreats alone - somewhere around 90%. 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.
ABSOLUTELY. We will have at least 3 instructors at the retreat so that we can accommodate a wide range of abilities. In fact, teaching people the basics of rock climbing is what we do best. The entire ethos of She Moves Mountains guiding is to remember what it felt like to try climbing for the first time. It's intimidating, but we will be with you ever step of the way.
We do! We require a 50% non-refundable deposit with the remaining payment required 30 days prior to the retreat. If you'd like to use this option apply the discount code DEPOSIT at checkout to make your first payment and reserve your spot
This depends. While we trust that you know how to lead, it's a huge liability for us as a guide service. We prefer you don't lead but if you absolutely must, we require that you do a lead test similar to what would be required in a gym and request that you mock lead all routes first, without any trouble, before you lead them.
We have a very strict cancellation policy. Please review it before committing to this retreat.