Step outside.

Climbing outside comes with its own set of responsibilities and skills. Our 2 day Gym to Crag Clinics support this exciting transition and help to fill in gaps that may not seamlessly move from indoors out.

What's included

  • Rock Climbing instruction
  • Permits
  • Set up gear (ropes, quick draws, anchoring gear)
  • Personal gear can be rented

What's not included

  • Personal rock climbing gear ($8 / Person)
  • Transportation
  • Food
  • Camping gear (if camping)

Required Skills

  • Ability to safely top rope belay
  • Ability to climb at least 5.9 (indoors) on top rope
  • Ability to hike up to 1 mile on uneven terrain with up to 25lbs
  • Indoor top rope climbing experience

Dates

Dates Location Audience
May 29 – 30 Rumney, NH Womxn
May 31 – June 1 (2 spots left!) MA LGBTQ+
June 5 – 6 (Full) Western, MA Open
June 12-13 (2 sports left!) Western, MA Open
August 14 – 15 Western, MA Womxn
August 21 – 22 Western, MA LGBTQ+

Clinic Schedule

  • Topics covered during this retreat:
    • Similarities and differences climbing indoor VS outdoor
    • Risk assessment for the outdoors
    • Mental strategies for climbing outside
    • Crag assessment: How to confidently approach outdoor climbing areas
    • What in your climbing pack?
    • Movement on natural rock
    • Sport anchor building and cleaning
    • Belaying outdoors
    • Rappelling
    • When things go sideways: troubleshooting common outdoor issues that arrise

Tuition

$335 for both days of instruction

Optional personal gear rental: $8/person

*Scholarship options are available, please indicate that you would like to learn more about this upon registration.