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Moab | Utah

Women’s Weekend Climbing Camp in Moab

Season

Spring

Nearest city

Grand Junction, CO, is just under 2 hours away; Salt Lake City is around 4 hours

Duration

2 days

Skill level

Beginner to advanced

Enjoy a weekend of climbing with the best all-women crew

Spend two beautiful days on the warm sandstone in Moab, Utah, as you hit the local classic crack climbs in Dessert Tower or the world-famous Indian Creek. Learn the techniques and moves necessary to climb splitter cracks from some of the best female guides in the industry. During these two days, you will be taken on a tour of the routes that inspired the first climbers that put Moab on the map. Whether you’re looking to gain crack climbing skills or try out multi-pitch climbing, spend your days on the rocks, revel in the impressive scenery and have tons of fun with your all-women climbing group!

Women’s Climbing Camps in Moab

Basic Women’s Crack Climbing Weekend

$380 per person · 2 Days

Crack climbing can be a difficult thing to enjoy if you don’t have the right technique, but this two-day course in the amazing Moab area will teach you many new climbing techniques and moves. Learn some new skills, practice new techniques, and make new friendships with other female climbing participants. You will leave this course with a few scrapes and bruises but wonderful memories that will last a lifetime!

Day 1: Establishing a baseline

    • Establish a baseline for individual goals and get to know your team
    • Review and brush up on all of the climbing terminologies, commands, knots, hitches, and belay skills, and dig into the nuances of crack climbing movement
    • Practice new skills for the rest of the afternoon

 

Day 2: Refining skills

    • Climb and cement your new movement skills by creating some muscle memory, all the while encouraging each other and making new climbing partners

Advanced Women’s Crack Climbing Weekend

$420 per person · 2 Days

Conquer long splitter pitches of sandstone and walk away with a new perspective on how to climb cracks. If you already have solid lead belay and top rope belay skills, this option is perfect for you. Improve your movement and gear placement skills in the world-famous Indian Creek. Put your new skills to the test and make new friendships with your all-women climbing group!

Day 1: Establishing a baseline and learning about gear

    • Establish a baseline for individual goals and get to know your team
    • Work on specific movement skills and look at improving technique
    • Learn all about gear placement and tools

 

Day 2: Refining skills

    • Spend the day climbing and working on proper gear placements in a lead or mock-lead scenario
    • Put your new skills to the test in a low-consequence environment under the guidance of professionals

Advanced Women’s Multi-Pitch-Tower Weekend

$475 per person · 2 Days

If you are an avid climber and want to work on your multi-pitch climbing skills, join a group of like-minded ladies and perfect your climbing techniques! This two-day program can start you off on the skills it takes for successful multi-pitch climbing. If you are feeling more adventurous, you can climb that classic Moab rim route or Dessert Tower with your expert and friendly female guide by your side. Want to practice some women power with the rest of your group? Take the next step towards multi-pitch climbing or tower pursuits!

Day 1: Establishing a baseline and honing your skills

    • Establish a baseline for individual goals and get to know your team
    • Train with your guide and practice and hone skills that you will need for the following day’s objective

 

Day 2: Climbing the objective

    • Put your new skills to the test in a low-consequence environment under the guidance of professionals and climb your objective for the day
    • Make that progression on to the next step of multi-pitch climbing

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Peggy Flavin

Peggy Flavin

AMGA Single Pitch Instructor
Peggy started climbing on Southern Illinois sandstone and started guiding even further South in North Carolina and Kentucky. She’s spent a lot of summers exploring in the Tetons, where she started guiding for the Mountain Guides in the summer of 2020. Her favorite adventure route in the Tetons is the Black Ice— West Face combination on the dark side of the Grand. You can also find her guiding for the Mountain Guides in Moab, home of classic desert towers and the world’s best crack climbing. She thinks climbing on rock, ice, and everything in between is pretty fun, and there’s nothing she likes more than sharing that with people who want to learn new skills and have adventures in the mountains.

Things you need to know

Covid measures in Moab

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 Moab, UT, please visit the Visit Utah, Discover Moab or the City of Moab 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 Moab
  • 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. For the Basic Women’s Crack Climbing Weekend camp, participants should expect approaches of 15-30 minute hike over easy to moderate hiking terrain. For the more advanced climbers attending the Advanced Women’s Crack Climbing Weekend and Women’s Multi-Pitch-Tower Weekend, these camps are physical and require fitness and stamina to access the climbs and climb them. The approach to most climbs is approximately an hour on uneven terrain.

What if I’ve never climbed before?

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

Moab has 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 advanced climbers, Moab 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 crack climbing or multi-pitch skills with female AMGA-certified guides. Let your guides plan the weekend 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, running shoes or hiking shoes
  • Technical rock shoes
  • Socks: 2 pair — preferably wool
  • Synthetic T-shirt
  • Fleece or lightweight down sweater
  • Lightweight wind shell
  • Rain jacket — waterproof and breathable with hood
  • Synthetic climbing pant
  • Backpack — 30-40 L
  • Sun hat — baseball of full brimmed
  • Water bottle or hydration bladder — 2L
  • Food — energy bars, fruit, sandwiches, trail mix
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip balm
  • Bandana

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
  • 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 the Basic Women’s Crack Climbing Weekend camp, the client to guide ratio is 4:1
  • For the Advanced Women’s Crack Climbing Weekend camp, the client to guide ratio is 4:1
  • For the Advanced Women’s Multi-Pitch-Tower Weekend camp, the client to guide ratio is 2:1
  • The cost is per person

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 Moab, most people fly into Grand Junction Regional Airport, about 100 miles from Moab. Moab is approximately 236 miles from Salt Lake City, 355 miles from Denver, and 458 miles from Las Vegas.

On the day of your climb, you will meet your guide in Moab. Most trips and classes leave from the Red Rock Bakery 74 South Main Street, Moab, across the street from the McStiff’s Plaza. Meeting times are determined by the season.

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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