Clinics

We offer 4 clinics at various times and locations throughout the summer with the goal of increasing emotional and cultural access to rock climbing spaces. This means providing education that will result in climbers from historically excluded communities feeling confident in keeping themselves safe, advocating, pushing limits, and developing deep, trusting relationships with their community.

 

While we hope to grow the ways in which we do this soon, we are starting by focusing on the groups we currently identify with. Please stay tuned to see the ways in which this reach extends.

Gym to Crag Clinic

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Gym to Crag Clinic

Confidently step from the world of plastic holds to real rock.

Gym to Crag Clinics are designed to translate the different but complimentary languages of indoor vs outdoor climbing. This two day clinic will give you a firm foundation to stand on while you explore what the world of outdoor rock climbing has to offer.

 

Dates Location Audience
April – TBD
May – TBD
June – TBD
July – TBD
August – TBD
Sept – TBD

While we schedule some of these clinics, we can also run them on a case-by-case basis. Gather your friends and Contact Us to schedule a day and time that work for you.

Anchor Building and Rappelling Clinic

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Anchor Building and Rappelling

Take a deep dive into how to build secure anchors and bail off of them!

Our Anchor Building and Rappelling Clinic is meant to give you the foundational skills to confidently rappel and assess/build secure anchors on both bolts and natural protection. This is an integral class for the climber looking to create safe Top Rope set ups and know how to protect themselves close to the edge of cliffs.

Dates Location Audience
April – TBD
May – TBD
July – TBD

While we schedule some of these clinics, we can also run them on a case-by-case basis. Gather your friends and Contact Us to schedule a day and time that work for you.

Lead Climbing Clinic

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Lead Climbing Clinic

Time to tie into the sharp end!

This one day clinic will give you the basics of clipping technique, lead belaying, and understanding fall forces. We will spend the day getting comfortable moving above your last bolt and exploring the mental space of minimizing risk in falling.

Dates Location Audience
May – TBD
June – TBD
Aug – TBD

While we schedule some of these clinics, we can also run them on a case-by-case basis. Gather your friends and Contact Us to schedule a day and time that work for you.

Intro to Trad Climbing Clinic

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Intro to Trad Climbing Clinic

Grow you knowledge of gear and rope systems!

Our Intro to Trad Climbing Clinic is build for folx interested in exploring placing protection, working with rope systems, and building their own anchors. This two day clinic will cover how trad gear works, ways to work with it, and assessing rock quality for placements. We will spend time mock leading to practice gear placement

Dates Location Audience
April – TBD
May – TBD
June – TBD

While we schedule some of these clinics, we can also run them on a case-by-case basis. Gather your friends and Contact Us to schedule a day and time that work for you.

Community Climb Days

One Day Outings

Details Coming Soon!

Community Climb Days

Specific days throughout the summer

We are thrilled to introduce Community Climb Days. On certain days throughout the summer, we host a donation-based drop in climbing day.  Our only goal during Community Climb days is to make getting outside easy, safe, and fun. Each of the Community Climb days will take place at a different Western MA crag.

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Half/Full day guided trips

Choose your own adventure! We’re happy to build a climbing day that meets your needs. We are able to guide in many locations throughout New England, but specialize in crags around the Western, MA area.

Our half days run 4 hours while the full days are 7 hours.