Climb multipitch, alpine Rockies routes, learning within an all female environment and under the supervision of a fully certified ACMG guide.
The Rockies are famous for their long multipitch rock routes. What better way to expore them than in a low-ratio, all-female camp? What can you expect on this camp? Rock, rock, and more rock. Anything is on the table: from long, scrambly alpine ridges like the one on Mt. Lorette , to Rockies classics like Mt. Louis, Yamnuska, and Eisenhower Tower, up to hard quartzite multipitch routes on Castle Mountain.
This camp is based out of Canmore to give us the most possible flexibility based on participant goals, weather, and conditions. The 1:2 ratio climbing camp (with two full alpine guides and one apprentice) allows for the camp to split into small groups and cater to individual participants' climbing levels and goals. That means that the camp is suitable for almost anybody: we welcome experienced climbers who want to tackle harder, longer, or more challenging routes, but also encourage newer climbers to come out and give it a try!
The first day will be a warm-up cragging day. You'll meet your guides in the morning, carpool to a local climbing destination, and spend the day practicing movement skills, belaying, and ropework. That evening, you'll relax in the comfortable Boswell cabin at the Canmore clubhouse. Each of the four rooms sleeps two guests, so you'll have plenty of room to spread out and relax after your days' climbing (or make friends with your new climbing partners over a bottle of wine, if you prefer).
The next three days will depend on your goals. If you're interested in learning to lead, your guides will be happy to teach you topics like anchor-building, gear placement, routefinding, and movement skills. If it's your first time out and you just want a taste of multipitch climbing, you're more than welcome to relax and enjoy the challenge of pushing yourself physically and mentally.