SATURDAY, AUGUST 26 & SUNDAY, AUGUST 27

Two Day, Progressive (10am-4:30pm both days)

SPORT LEAD CLIMBING - PRESENTED BY petzl w/ athletes Hayden jamieson & palmer larsen

Clinic Level = Intermediate / Max Enrollment = 6

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. This is a two day progressive clinic. Participants will remain with the same group and instructor team for both days of the festival. Content will pick up on day 2 where it left off on day 1!

TRADITIONAL LEAD CLIMBING

Clinic Level = Intermediate / Max Enrollment = 6

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. This is a two day progressive clinic. Participants will remain with the same group and instructor team for both days of the festival. Content will pick up on day 2 where it left off on day 1!

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 and top down rock climbing situations (top rope and single pitch lead climbing, progressing into more complex multi-pitch scenarios). Belay transfers, belay escapes, counter ascension, technical descents, and hauling are among skills that may be 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. This is a two day progressive clinic. Participants will remain with the same group and instructor team for both days of the festival. Content will pick up on day 2 where it left off on day 1!

LIGHT & FAST ALPINISM - PRESENTED BY CAMP w/ athlete Nate Smith

Clinic Level = Intermediate / Max Enrollment = 12

This is an intensive clinic designed to help climbers and alpinists push their limits in order to accomplish bigger objectives in less time. The light & fast ethic and style has been pushed to extremes in recent years with speed ascents of the Eiger, done-in-a-day pushes on Himalayan Peaks, and unimaginable link-ups in Yosemite Valley. While these examples show what a light & fast approach can accomplish, they do not help us understand the more important underlying benefits of this approach. These are benefits, skills and strategies that can be applied in every area of our climbing and alpinism. The clinic is designed to isolate and develop these more immediate benefits of the light & fast mentality with a focus on the skills and strategies that help us realize these benefits in the context of our own objectives. This is a two day progressive clinic. Participants will remain with the same group and instructor team for both days of the festival. Content will pick up on day 2 where it left off on day 1! Day one will focus on the learning and day two will focus on the application.