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Women’s Climbing Camp in Colorado

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Camps take place in Eldorado Canyon, Boulder Canyon, the Flatirons and Rocky Mountain NP

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2 days

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Beginner to intermediate

Level up your climbing skills with a group of adventurous women

Brush up on your skills and learn new techniques from some of the most prominent AMGA-certified female rock climbers in the US at an all-women’s climbing camp in Colorado. Get inspired by the best ladies in the business, and work on your abilities in Colorado’s best Front Range venues, like Eldorado Canyon, Rocky Mountain National Park, the Flatirons and Lumpy Ridge near Estes Park. Put some experience under your belt, learn new moves, challenge yourself, and make some life-long memories with other female rock-climbing enthusiasts!

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Gym to Crag Climbing Camp

$395 per person · 2 days

Level up from gym climbing to climbing outside with professional female instructors during this two-day camp in Colorado. Spend your first day reviewing basic skills relevant for outdoors climbing in Boulder Canyon. Learn and improve your techniques to protect yourself, and on your second day, continue your adventure in the stunning Eldorado Canyon. Bond with other strong-minded women while experiencing the best climbing Colorado has to offer! Your adventure will look like:

Day 1: Transferring from gym to outdoor climbing

    • Climb outside on the smooth granite of Boulder Canyon, while reviewing and brushing up on your skills from the gym
    • Review basic climbing skills with an emphasis on application in the outdoors
    • Learn new protocols for spending time climbing in the outdoors. The day will be spent going over the nuances of climbing and the skills to protect yourself on natural stone and in the elements


Day 2: Refining skills

    • Cement the techniques learned from the day before while they are fresh in your head under the guidance of professionals
    • Prepare to be able to execute thorough safety checks, belaying with multiple devices, tying in, rappelling, and have an understanding of climbing movement as it relates to outdoor climbing
    • Get a clear picture of how to move forward towards your goals safely


By the end of the camp, you will learn about:

    • Leave No Trace in rock climbing
    • Review of knots and belaying
    • Basic safety guidelines for outdoor climbing: closing the system, ground anchors, rock fall, etc.
    • Climbing movement development
    • Rappelling
    • Overview of trad gear placements and anchors

Multi-Pitch Climbing Camp

$495 per person · 2 days

If you have some climbing experience and wish to try out traditionally protected multi-pitch climbs, take two days to go outside and have fun in Colorado with your all-women group! On your first day, your expert female guide will give you a short intro to multi-pitch climbing and descent techniques, in one of the best rock-climbing destinations — Boulder Canyon. Be ready for astonishing adventure, scenery and new friendships! Your camp will look like this:

Day 1: Learning new techniques

    • Establish a baseline for individual goals and get to know your team
    • Brushing up on your basic skills through a combination of ground schools, mock scenarios in vertical terrain, and plenty of time on real multi-pitch climbs
    • Learn multi-pitch climbing and descent techniques


Day 2: Climbing and practicing skills

    • Cement the techniques learned from the day before while they are fresh in your head under the guidance of professionals
    • Tackle an appropriately challenging route at the Lumpy Ridge
    • Get a clear picture of how to move forward towards your goals safely


By the end of the camp, you will learn about:

    • Leave No Trace in rock climbing
    • Basic safety guidelines
    • Crack and outdoor climbing techniques
    • Gear placement and removal
    • Anchors
    • Direct anchor belay
    • Multi-pitch belay management
    • Rappelling

Meet your guides

Rebecca Yaguda

Rebecca Yaguda
AMGA Apprentice Ski, Rock and Alpine Guide
Rebecca “Guda” Yaguda is an AMGA Apprentice Ski and Rock Guide and an AIARE Instructor who originally hails from New Jersey and Vermont, where she utilized the world-class ice to develop herself as a State Champion and collegiate alpine ski racer. When she moved out west in 2010, she discovered rock climbing and powder skiing, and never looked back. She has worked in outdoor education for ten years, primarily as a rock climbing, winter camping, backcountry skiing and backpacking instructor at NOLS. When not guiding, Guda enjoys climbing on any rock formation she can find, riding her mountain bike, and exploring the incredible ski lines of the Tetons.

Miranda Oakley

Miranda Oakley
AMGA-Certified Rock Guide
Miranda Oakley has been a climber for over 20 years and enjoys all types of rock climbing from bouldering to grade VI big walls. She has been an AMGA-certified Rock Guide since 2016 and has been guiding since 2007. She has done first ascents around the world including climbs in Patagonia, the Eastern Sierra and British Columbia. She has climbed Yosemite’s El Capitan over 20 times, including the first female solo ascent of The Nose in less than one day. Miranda loves sharing her knowledge of technical skills and is stoked to help teach people how to become confident and self-sufficient in the vertical world.

Izzy Lazarus

Izzy Lazarus
AMGA-Certified Single-Pitch Instructor and AMGA Apprentice Rock, Alpine and Splitboard Guide
Izzy grew up in the heart of NYC but found a passion for climbing when she moved to Vermont for college. While balancing in-classroom education and outdoor adventure, Izzy started working for a local climbing gym and guiding service and for her college’s outdoor program. That road led her west to work for the Colorado Outward Bound School, teaching mountaineering, skiing and rock climbing programs year round. After several years of extended wilderness expeditions, she has found herself in the Tetons to take people on their high alpine adventures.

Lisa Van Sciver

Lisa Van Sciver
Senior Guide
Lisa began climbing in 1996 and skiing at a young age in the 80’s. Her desire to play in the mountains brought her to the Tetons in 2003, where she continues to live today. Her first few years out of college she recreated avidly and completed achievements like the first all-female ski descent of The Grand Teton and five Alaskan expeditions. In 2009 Lisa began guiding for Jackson Hole Mountain Guides and Alaska Mountaineering School. In the winters she works for the Jackson Hole Ski Patrol and the Bridger Teton Avalanche Center. When she is not working Lisa can be found climbing desert towers, ski traversing the Wind Rivers or having a good time exploring the closest wild mountain range.

Aimee Barnes

Amiee Barnes
AMGA-Certified Rock Guide
Aimee started climbing in 1980 and guiding in 1985. She was a member of the 1990 U.S. Women’s climbing team and has competed at a World Cup level. Her professional career has been dedicated to developing the skills of new climbers, while inspiring seasoned climbers to achieve their goals. In 1995, Amy launched the Women’s Network with the “City Girls” event in City of Rocks, Idaho. Since that first event, the Women’s Network has been empowering women in climbing ever since. In the spring and fall seasons, Aimee can be found in the canyons of southeast Utah, overseeing Jackson Hole Mountain Guides’ Moab Branch.

Heidi Wirtz

Heidi Wirtz
AMGA-Assistant Rock Guide
Heidi is a climber, yogi and philanthropist at heart. She is one of the country’s few prominent female adventure climbers, climbing for over twenty years, and letting her passion for adventure and exploration lead her to exotic and remote places around the world. In the US, she is known as Heidi Almighty for her bold and technical climbing as well as speed ascents in Yosemite Valley.


Anne Brashier about The Mountain Guides

Heidi was very experienced and positive, and very inspiring! So great to get a guide who lets you grow at your pace. Fun and informative. Stunning climbs, I grew a TON as a climber in my skills and confidence.

I am still daydreaming about it!
Elyse Sara about The Mountain Guides

I took the Women’s Weekend Rock Climbing Clinic recently and am still daydreaming about it! It was the first time that I took a group climbing class and loved the energy of all the ladies. I especially enjoyed hearing the stories about our guides, as they provided motivational and inspiring words to encourage us all. We experienced a variety of climbs, and the days just flew by! Elyse

It was a safe space to move at my own speed!
Ashley Brown about The Mountain Guides

I signed up for the Women’s Trad clinic to boost my confidence. I have a lapsed SPI and wanted to see just how much I remember and how safe my recreational climbing is. The clinic reinforced what I already know from the SPI, and gave me an environment that fostered my courage and confidence. I climb frequently with my husband and his peers who are all guides. In comparison to them, sometimes I feel slow and not as dialed. The Women’s Trad Clinic was a safe space to move at my own speed, test my own skills, and receive feedback in a way that felt appropriate and applicable. Overall an excellent experience, and just what I hoped for. Not to mention the group was kind and there was lots of laughter.

Things you need to know

Covid measures in Colorado

57hours is committed to providing safe outdoor adventure experiences. We require all guides using our platform to have a COVID-19 safety plan and to make the details of that plan accessible to travelers. In most cases, group sizes will be reduced, guides will avoid overcrowded locations, and other safety measures will be met depending on the location and activity.

We also expect clients to respect local regulations and take measures to protect themselves, guides and the communities they’re travelling to. For more information on COVID-19 measures in Colorado please visit Colorado’s Department of Public Health and Environment website.

Please contact us if you have any questions or require further information. We are happy to provide you with the most up-to-date information!

What’s included?

What you get in this adventure:

  • An all-women team of AMGA-certified Rock Guides from The Mountain Guides
  • Two full days of rock climbing in Colorado
  • All technical climbing gear

What’s not included:

  • Transportation
  • Accommodation
  • Meals and snacks

How fit do I need to be?

You need to have a good level of fitness to participate in these two-day camps. These camps are physical and require fitness and stamina to access the climbs and climb them. The approach to most is approximately 5-30 minutes on uneven terrain. These camps are recommended for beginner to intermediate climbers transitioning from the gym to climbing outside.

What if I’ve never climbed before?

These two-day camps are for beginner to intermediate climbers looking to develop existing skills and build community with other like-minded women. Participants will be split into groups depending on experience level.

Colorado crags have plenty of options for beginner climbers. Whether you’ve never climbed before or are transitioning from the gym to outdoor climbing, your guide will customize the day to suit your skill level and objectives. With a guide by your side, you’ll learn something new, stay safe on the rocks, and most importantly, have fun!

For intermediate climbers, Colorado has loads of routes to spend the day on. Your guide will discuss your objectives as a group, and in two days, you’ll progress your multi-pitch skills with female AMGA-certified guides. Let your guides plan everything so you can focus on developing your skills and bond with other female participants while climbing the classic routes or best hidden gems the area has to offer.

What do I need to bring?

Here’s a list of the equipment you need to bring:

  • Sticky rubber approach shoes, hiking boots or a lightweight mountaineering boot
  • Rock shoes for technical rock routes — available for rent
  • Socks — 1-2 pair, sized for your boots and blister prevention
  • Synthetic/wool long underwear top
  • Synthetic T-shirt
  • Insulating jacket: lightweight down or synthetic
  • Down jacket
  • Vest
  • Medium weight long underwear
  • Soft shell or a wind jacket
  • Rain jacket — waterproof/breathable with hood
  • Synthetic/wool long underwear bottom
  • Hiking short or pant for approach
  • Synthetic climbing pant
  • Rain pant
  • Hat: lightweight to medium weight warm hat – sleek enough to be worn under a helmet
  • Gloves: one lightweight to medium weight pair – synthetic or fleece material
  • Gaiters: only until mid-July
  • Backpack — 30-40 L
  • Water bottle or hydration bladder — 2L
  • Dark sunglasses
  • Extra pair contact lens
  • Sun hat or visor
  • Sunscreen (35+SPF)
  • Lip balm
  • Insect repellent (until early August)
  • Headlamp, fresh batteries
  • First aid: minimal – blister care, analgesic, etc.
  • Food — energy bars, fruit, sandwiches, trail mix
  • Trekking poles
  • Camera — optional

Dress comfortably and for the weather in clothes you can move in. We suggest bringing clothing appropriate for the season. Layers are best and don’t wear jeans. The sun can be intense and hydration is vital! Hydrate the night before your adventure.

Technical gear list

All technical climbing equipment will be provided by your guiding service. However, if you have your own gear, feel free to bring it. You’ll need:

  • Helmet
  • Harness with a locking carabiner, belay device and chalk bag
  • Backpacks, rock shoes, and boots (Can be rented from your guide, but we recommend bringing your own if you have them)
  • Ropes
  • Climbing hardware (quickdraws, cam devices, stoppers, etc.)

Why should I book with 57hours?

With us, it’s all play and no work for you! 57hours is an open platform that connects you with trained and certified outdoor adventure professionals all over the world. Using our tech-savvy, we make it super easy to find and book adventures worth tackling, with guides worth booking, all gathered from the first-hand experiences of the locals who adventure in these amazing locations.

What about group sizes and pricing?

  • For these two-day climbing camps, the max client to guide ratio is 4:1
  • The cost is per person

Open to climbers of all skill levels, participants will be divided into groups of similar experience and skill level to ensure that everyone gets the most out of their experience.

What is the minimum age requirement?

Everybody over the age of 18 is welcome to book these women’s climbing camps.

What about bad weather?

As the saying goes, “there’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad preparation.” You can expect your guides to be fully prepared for anything. Inclement weather can always get in the way of climbing, but your guide will know the best spots to move to if the weather takes a turn.

On the rare occasion of truly bad weather, your guide will present you with suitable alternatives. The most common practice is to move to a nearby location if it exists, or to reschedule your climbing to a more favorable day.

If climbing is not possible on your scheduled day and no options presented are viable, you will be issued a full refund.

Do I need an insurance policy?

We highly recommended that you cover all your bases with both emergency medical and travel insurance. With medical insurance, if you have an accident or medical emergency on or off the mountain, you’ll avoid paying out of pocket for costly expenses. This covers everything from hospital treatments to emergency air transportation and more.

If you need assistance selecting the right insurance for your group, let us know and we will be happy to help!

Cancellation policy

With 57hours, you benefit from both our own cancellation policy as well as that of the individual guiding service that delivers your adventure. All policies regarding cancellation will be clearly laid out by your guide after booking your adventure, but rest assured that our own cancellation policy will work on top of what is provided by your guide.

For this adventure, 57hours offers a Moderate Cancellation Policy, which states:
If Client cancels the Booking anytime prior to thirty (30) calendar days in advance of the trip contemplated by the booking, Client is entitled to a full refund. For cancellations fourteen (14) to twenty nine (29) calendar days in advance, Client is entitled to a refund in the amount of fifty percent (50%) of the total amount paid when Booking. For cancellations zero (0) to thirteen (13) days in advance, the Client is not entitled to any refund.

For more information on terms and conditions, please visit our Terms of Service page.

Getting there and meeting location

To get to Colorado Crags, most people fly into Denver International Airport, about an hour away from most rock climbing locations. From there, you can rent a car or take a taxi to your accommodation.

Once you and your guide agree on the details of your itinerary, your guide will suggest the best place to meet, whether that’s at the guide shop or a predetermined location. From there, you’ll head to your adventure.

This camp is operated by

The Mountain Guides

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The Mountain Guides have been leading desert and mountain adventures in the Western U.S. since 1968. They offer the unique experience of discovering the vertical world with some of America’s most experienced mountain guides. Accredited by the American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA), they run everything from climbing courses to ski mountaineering. People of all ages who seek outdoor adventure can find the Mountain Guides’ program appropriate for their ambitions.

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