FRIDAY, AUGUST 24, 2018

Full Day (9am-4:30pm)

All multi-pitch clinics are ran at a maximum ratio of 2 participants to 1 instructor. Please note that while clinic descriptions are provided below, adjustments and customizations can be made to the activity based on participant interest and general activity location.

MULTI-PITCH MILEAGE

Clinic Level = Intermediate-Advanced / Max Enrollment = 2

This clinic is taught in BIG COTTONWOOD CANYON on moderate terrain (5.4-5.8) and focuses on maximizing vertical distance covered when multi-pitch climbing. Be prepared to see how much ground you can cover with the help of efficient technical systems and fast paced continual movement.

INTRO TO MULTI-PITCH CLIMBING

Clinic Level = Beginner-Intermediate / Max Enrollment = 4

The multi-pitch focused clinics discuss concepts and teach fundamentals associated with multi-pitch rock climbing. This "Intro" option involves climbing a 3-4 pitch route rated 5.5-5.6 in BIG COTTONWOOD CANYON (e.g. Steorts Ridge).

INTERMEDIATE MULTI-PITCH CLIMBING

Clinic Level = Intermediate / Max Enrollment = 2

The multi-pitch focused clinics discuss concepts and teach fundamentals associated with multi-pitch rock climbing. This "Intermediate" option involves climbing a 3-4 pitch route rated 5.7-5.8 in BIG COTTONWOOD CANYON (e.g. Outside Corner).

INTERMEDIATE MULTI-PITCH CLIMBING

Clinic Level = Intermediate / Max Enrollment = 2

The multi-pitch focused clinics discuss concepts and teach fundamentals associated with multi-pitch rock climbing. This "Intermediate" option involves climbing a 3-4 pitch route rated 5.7-5.8 in LITTLE COTTONWOOD CANYON (e.g. Pentapitch).

ADVANCED MULTI-PITCH CLIMBING

Clinic Level = Advanced / Max Enrollment = 2

The multi-pitch focused clinics discuss concepts and teach fundamentals associated with multi-pitch rock climbing. This "Advanced" option involves climbing a 5-8 pitch route rated 5.9-5.10b in LITTLE COTTONWOOD CANYON (e.g. Black Streak on Devils Castle).

SATURDAY, AUGUST 25, 2018

NOTE: All online ticket sales for Saturday clinics and Saturday night will close Friday August 24th at 5PM. 

Full Day (10am-4:30pm)

INTRO TO MULTI-PITCH CLIMBING

Clinic Level = Beginner-Intermediate / Max Enrollment = 4

The multi-pitch focused clinics discuss concepts and teach fundamentals associated with multi-pitch rock climbing. This "Intro" option involves climbing a 3-4 pitch route rated 5.5-5.6 in BIG COTTONWOOD CANYON (e.g. Steorts Ridge).

INTERMEDIATE MULTI-PITCH CLIMBING

Clinic Level = Intermediate / Max Enrollment = 2

The multi-pitch focused clinics discuss concepts and teach fundamentals associated with multi-pitch rock climbing. This "Intermediate" option involves climbing a 3-4 pitch route rated 5.7-5.8 in BIG COTTONWOOD CANYON (e.g. Outside Corner).

INTERMEDIATE MULTI-PITCH CLIMBING

Clinic Level = Intermediate / Max Enrollment = 2

The multi-pitch focused clinics discuss concepts and teach fundamentals associated with multi-pitch rock climbing. This "Intermediate" option involves climbing a 3-4 pitch route rated 5.7-5.8 in LITTLE COTTONWOOD CANYON (e.g. Pentapitch).

"NEW" AID CLIMBING, HOW TO APPROACH A BIG WALL

Clinic Level = Intermediate / Max Enrollment = 9

This is an excellent introduction to the techniques and systems used to ascend a big wall. Learn about station management, how to rig a porta-ledge, haul system options and aid climbing. This clinic is best suited for climbers who have previous experience outdoor climbing. Try out CASSIN'S haul bags at this clinic.

"NEW" oVERCOMING tRICKY sITUATIONS wHILE FREE-CLIMBING - presented by outdoor research

Clinic Level = Intermediate / Max Enrollment = 12

This clinic will focus on a variety of situations that can occur while free climbing at or near your limit. Some items discussed and practiced will include aiding through hard short sections of a pitch that you cannot free climb, improvised rope ascension when following a hard section of a route, improvised hauling and freeing a stuck rope on rappel.

The Art of the project - presented by camp

Clinic Level = Intermediate / Max Enrollment = 12

The Art of the Project is an intensive clinic designed to help climbers break into new levels of difficult in a single pitch environment. To develop the curriculum, we (CAMP USA) worked with CAMP athlete Ben Rueck who credits his growth as a climber to learning and understanding the art of project. The curriculum is designed to put a structure behind projecting that can be used to dissect and accomplish our objectives. The clinic covers the emotional, mental, and physical parts of the process from the perspective of athletes who have had to use these very tools to push their climbing to new levels. Demo CAMP helmets, draws and harnesses at this clinic!

INTRO TO OUTDOOR ROCK CLIMBING - presented by cypher

Clinic Level = ALL / Max Enrollment = 12

New to rock climbing? Are you looking to transition from climbing at an indoor rock gym to an outdoor crag? This clinic will introduce participants to outdoor rock climbing in a top rope setting. Equipment use, belaying, clear communication, basic climbing movement, and responsible land use ethics are all discussed and practiced.

SPORT LEAD CLIMBING - presented by Petzl

Clinic Level = Intermediate / Max Enrollment = 12

Are you looking to take that next step and start lead climbing? This clinic introduces participants to lead climbing fundamentals in a sport or fixed protection setting (bolts, etc.). Equipment use, leading principals, anchors, route setup and cleaning are all discussed and practiced. Participants will lead climb in a mock top rope environment.

TRADITIONAL LEAD CLIMBING - presented by black diamond

Clinic Level = Intermediate / Max Enrollment = 12

You’ve seen the gear and wondered how it works? Maybe you think placing traditional protection on lead is intimidating and less secure? This clinic will start with a thorough discussion, demonstration and practice of placing passive (stoppers) and active (cams) traditional rock protection. Once comfortable placing gear on the ground, you’ll expand into the vertical environment. Leading principals, anchors, route setup and cleaning are all discussed and practiced. Participants will lead climb in a mock top rope environment while an instructor ascends a fixed line and provides live feedback on each of your placements.

BASE SITE SELF-RESCUE

Clinic Level = Intermediate / Max Enrollment = 6

Things don’t always go as planned while out climbing. Resources are limited and what may be a simple scenario could turn stressful very quickly. This clinic discussed self-rescue principals specific to bottom up rock climbing situations (top rope and single pitch lead climbing). Belay transfers, belay escapes and counter ascension/lowering skill sets are taught and practiced. Self-rescue involves the use of common tools and equipment that you might regularly have with you while out at the crag.

TOP SITE SELF-RESCUE - presented by red river adventures

Clinic Level = Advanced / Max Enrollment = 6

You’re belaying from the top of a pitch and watch a rock come loose and strike your partner in the shoulder. They’re unable to keep climbing and need to go down. You’re three pitches up. What do you do? This clinic focuses on self-rescue principals specific to top down rock climbing situations (multi-pitch climbing, etc.). Belay escapes, technical descents with an injured climber, rope ascension and hauling considerations are among the skill sets taught and practiced. This clinic will make use of common tools and equipment that you might regularly carry on a longer multi-pitch rock climb.

CRACK CLIMBING AND OFF-WIDTHS - presented by kailas

Clinic Level = Intermediate / Max Enrollment = 9

Crack climbing and off-width climbing is challenging and can be incredibly intimidating. Just like any other style of rock climbing though, a little bit of practice, determination, and honing your technique can make a huge difference. Whether you're a seasoned crack climbing veteran who wants to refine your skills, or you've always avoided the opportunity to stick your hand, foot, or body in a crack, now is your chance to come climbing with our instructors and learn the tricks of the trade.

"new" CLIMBING PHOTOGRAPHY: SHOOTING FROM THE GROUND - presented by kailas & Irene yee

 Max Enrollment = 6

Most of the time shooting from the ground results in hazy butt only shots. Whether you're shooting with an iphone or DSLR, come step up your butt shot game as we shoot some of the climbing clinics from the festival.  We’ll go over to basics of climbing photography and learn techniques on how to achieve professional results without the use of a fixed line. Optional Adobe Lightroom and photo editing tutorial to meet at the Kailas booth Saturday evening. You will need your own camera with a strap and if you have a computer with Adobe-Lightroom installed, bring it Saturday evening for some photo editing tips to the Kailas booth,

SUNDAY, AUGUST 26, 2018

NOTE: Online ticket sales for Sunday clinics will close Saturday August 25th at 9pm. 

Full Day (10am-4:30pm)

"NEW" AID CLIMBING, HOW TO APPROACH A BIG WALL

Clinic Level = Intermediate / Max Enrollment = 9

This is an excellent introduction to the techniques and systems used to ascend a big wall. Learn about station management, how to rig a porta-ledge, haul system options and aid climbing. This clinic is best suited for climbers who have previous experience outdoor climbing. Try out CASSIN'S haul bags at this clinic.

"NEW" oVERCOMING tRICKY sITUATIONS wHILE FREE-CLIMBING- presented by outdoor research

Clinic Level = Intermediate / Max Enrollment = 12

This clinic will focus on a variety of situations that can occur while free climbing at or near your limit. Some items discussed and practiced will include aiding through hard short sections of a pitch that you cannot free climb, improvised rope ascension when following a hard section of a route, improvised hauling and freeing a stuck rope on rappel.

The Art of the project - presented by camp

Clinic Level = Intermediate / Max Enrollment = 12

The Art of the Project is an intensive clinic designed to help climbers break into new levels of difficult in a single pitch environment. To develop the curriculum, we (CAMP USA) worked with CAMP athlete Ben Rueck who credits his growth as a climber to learning and understanding the art of project. The curriculum is designed to put a structure behind projecting that can be used to dissect and accomplish our objectives. The clinic covers the emotional, mental, and physical parts of the process from the perspective of athletes who have had to use these very tools to push their climbing to new levels. Demo CAMP helmets, draws and harnesses at this clinic!

INTRO TO OUTDOOR ROCK CLIMBING- presented by cypher

Clinic Level = ALL / Max Enrollment = 12

New to rock climbing? Are you looking to transition from climbing at an indoor rock gym to an outdoor crag? This clinic will introduce participants to outdoor rock climbing in a top rope setting. Equipment use, belaying, clear communication, basic climbing movement, and responsible land use ethics are all discussed and practiced.

TRADITIONAL LEAD CLIMBING - presented by black diamond

Clinic Level = Intermediate / Max Enrollment = 12

You’ve seen the gear and wondered how it works? Maybe you think placing traditional protection on lead is intimidating and less secure? This clinic will start with a thorough discussion, demonstration and practice of placing passive (stoppers) and active (cams) traditional rock protection. Once comfortable placing gear on the ground, you’ll expand into the vertical environment. Leading principals, anchors, route setup and cleaning are all discussed and practiced. Participants will lead climb in a mock top rope environment while an instructor ascends a fixed line and provides live feedback on each of your placements.

BASE SITE SELF-RESCUE

Clinic Level = Intermediate / Max Enrollment = 6

Things don’t always go as planned while out climbing. Resources are limited and what may be a simple scenario could turn stressful very quickly. This clinic discussed self-rescue principals specific to bottom up rock climbing situations (top rope and single pitch lead climbing). Belay transfers, belay escapes and counter ascension/lowering skill sets are taught and practiced. Self-rescue involves the use of common tools and equipment that you might regularly have with you while out at the crag.

TOP SITE SELF-RESCUE- presented by red river adventures & Blue ice

Clinic Level = Advanced / Max Enrollment = 6

You’re belaying from the top of a pitch and watch a rock come loose and strike your partner in the shoulder. They’re unable to keep climbing and need to go down. You’re three pitches up. What do you do? This clinic focuses on self-rescue principals specific to top down rock climbing situations (multi-pitch climbing, etc.). Belay escapes, technical descents with an injured climber, rope ascension and hauling considerations are among the skill sets taught and practiced. This clinic will make use of common tools and equipment that you might regularly carry on a longer multi-pitch rock climb.

CRACK CLIMBING AND OFF-WIDTHS

Clinic Level = Intermediate / Max Enrollment = 9

Crack climbing and off-width climbing is challenging and can be incredibly intimidating. Just like any other style of rock climbing though, a little bit of practice, determination, and honing your technique can make a huge difference. Whether you're a seasoned crack climbing veteran who wants to refine your skills, or you've always avoided the opportunity to stick your hand, foot, or body in a crack, now is your chance to come climbing with our instructors and learn the tricks of the trade.

"new" CLIMBING PHOTOGRAPHY: SHOOTING FROM THE GROUND - presented by kailas & Irene yee

 Max Enrollment = 6

Most of the time shooting from the ground results in hazy butt only shots. Whether you're shooting with an iphone or DSLR, come step up your butt shot game as we shoot some of the climbing clinics from the festival.  We’ll go over to basics of climbing photography and learn techniques on how to achieve professional results without the use of a fixed line. Optional Adobe Lightroom and photo editing tutorial to meet at the Kailas booth Saturday evening. You will need your own camera with a strap and if you have a computer with Adobe-Lightroom installed, bring it Saturday evening for some photo editing tips to the Kailas booth,