Whether you are brand new to rock climbing or have years of experience, our Rock Climbing and Yoga Retreat is an incredibly life giving experience. This season we will be camping at the Slug Ranch in Anacortes, Washington. Located only 5 minutes from Mt. Erie.
Guiding will be available for a wide variety of skill levels, taught by AMGA Apprentice Rock Guides. Our group will be split depending on experience. While advanced climbers are welcome to attend, Mt. Erie does not have a high density of difficult climbs. Groups will be split as follows. Intro instruction designed for those who have never climbed before. Intermediate instruction for climbers wanting to climb in the 5.6-5.9 range (best for those who have never climbed outside).
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.
We will be camping at the Slug Ranch, a beautiful property in Anacortes, WA located 5 minutes from our climbing destination and 10 minutes from the beach. There is an outdoor bathroom and shower set up as well as a hot tub to enjoy. Two dogs live on the property and will most likely be running around during the day.
All camping equipment, including tents, pads and sleeping bags will be provided so that you can travel light and let us set up for you.*
Please note that we will take the utmost care in assuring that everything you use is scrupulously cleaned and laundered before you touch it, with COVID-19 protocols and your health as our highest priority. If you would prefer to bring your own camping equipment, you are of course welcome to.
GETTING TO SLUG RANCH:
The property we will be staying at is located in Anacortes, Washington - approximately one and a half hours north of Seattle.
We will provide detailed directions in the sign up packet.
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.