Clinic Dates: July 13 - 14, 2019
Class II - III | Camping (optional)
$150 - $378
Climbing on real rock is a completely different experience from pulling on plastic in the gym; the sun is shining, the birds are chirping, the breeze is gently blowing, and all the holds are on! However, it comes with a new and vast skillset you don’t learn in the gym but is critical for staying safe in an inherently dangerous sport. Join us and climbing guides Krista and Hannah as we learn the critical skills for taking our climbing outdoors while spending the day at beautiful Shovel Point above the blue waters of Lake Superior.
Saturday’s clinic: setting top rope anchors, crag etiquette and stewardship
Sunday’s clinic: self & assisted rescue, managing risk outdoors
See itinerary below for details.
In addition to the clinic, we will also be doing plenty of climbing! Climbers are welcome to attend one or both days of the clinic, and are welcome to camp with us at Eckbeck Forest Campground (dinner, s’mores, & breakfast included for campers). Space is limited, so don’t wait!
Every AdventurHER Travel trip is led by a professional local guide and Dedicated Adventure Manager (our DAM Girls).
Activity level: Class II-III; involves full days of physical activity, but at an easy pace. We recommend basic climbing skills, including the ability to safely top rope belay, perform partner double-checks, and tie a figure-8 knot. Top Rope classes are available through Vertical Endeavors.
Optional: camping at Eckbeck campground, 10 minutes from Tettegouche State park, Friday night. Dinner, s’mores, and breakfast provided. See Saturday for details.
Day One: Saturday, July 13
Arriving at Tettegouche State Park at 7:30, Saturday’s clinic will be spent learning how to set up safe top rope anchors using natural and artificial anchor points, utilizing trees, gear, and bolted anchors to set up an EARNEST anchor (and we’ll learn what EARNEST stands for!) for safe climbing. We’ll learn how to set up a top-managed belay system as is required for climbing the beautiful cliffs over the Great Lake, and learn about stewardship and best practices for climbing outside.
Those camping with us will join us back at Eckbeck Campground, 10 minutes from Tettegouche. This is what we refer to as “mid country” or “slack country” camping; there are few resources available — fire ring, vault toilet, and drinking water — but it’s a great transition to back country camping. Rental camping gear is available. Dinner, s’mores, and breakfast are provided for those camping (all allergies, sensitivities, and restrictions will be accounted for).
Day Two: Sunday, July 14
Meeting at Tettegouche at 7:30, Sunday’s clinic will be spent learning self and assisted rescue skills including hauling a climber on a 3-to-1 system, ascending to the top (i.e. if you can’t climb the route or get stuck at the crux), belay takeovers and escaping the belay, rappelling, isolating compromised sections of rope, and more. We’ll also learn how to assess danger and manage risk outdoors and what to do if you or your partner get into a bad situation.
Both clinics will involve small group and individual instruction, a lot of hands-on practice, and plenty of climbing! Any required gear is available and included in the cost of the clinic.
THIS Clinic INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING:
8 hours of instruction and climbing per day
AdventurHER Travel swag
Dinner, s’mores, & breakfast
Lunch & snacks
Gratuity for climbing guides
Payment in full will reserve a spot in this clinic. This is fully refundable minus a processing fee for the first 7 business days, whereupon it becomes non-refundable. In the event of weather bad enough to call off the event, this clinic will be rescheduled; you can either attend the rain date or receive a full refund.