Who’s it for? A climber age 13-18. Someone just getting into rock climbing or just starting to progress their skills.
What do we learn? Climbing movement and basic top rope set ups.
Where do we go? Acadia National Park
Location: Acadia National Park
RockPro I-II is a fun and intense week that will improve your technical skills dramatically and give you the confidence to set up your own top-rope climbs.
After a review of basics, the entire week is spent advancing technical skills and climbing techniques. Campers may focus on technical skills, movement skills or a mix of each. Technically oriented campers will learn state of the art anchor skills using natural anchors and climbing protection to create strong top-rope anchors. The set up of simple, universally functional direct top managed belays and bottom belays will also be covered.
Campers wanting to improve climbing techniques will have the opportunity to climb on lots of different terrain including faces, cracks, chimneys and corners providing well rounded movement skills.
The course is appropriate for those who understand belaying and who are familiar with basic principles of climbing movement. We will visit several different cliffs throughout the week providing multiple opportunities to climb and problem-solve under the watchful eye of skilled instructors.
Day 1: Meeting & get-to-know-you challenges. Review of RockPro I climbing skills (belaying, knots, rappelling).
Day 2: Continue climbing skill development on increasingly challenging climbs, refine rope skills, introduce master points and anchor principles, set up of bottom managed climbs and direct belays.
Day 3: Introduce use of trees and rocks for anchors. Campers will set up, critique and climb on routes of choice, with critique and final tweaks provided by guides.
Day 4: Introduce use of artificial gear (stoppers, cams, hexes), campers set up climbs, critique and climb on routes of choice.
Day 5: Individual development: campers establish goals for rest of the week: work on own or in small groups focusing on climbing, technical skills or combination of each. Choose climbs, set-up, receive feedback. Review of artificial gear.
Day 6: Bolt anchors. Continued development of individual skills.
Day 7: Return to Orono base and travel home or rest up for the next week of camp.
Campers will sleep in tents separated by gender. We stay in public campgrounds such as Bar Harbor Campground and Park’s Pond Campground. Campgrounds have a bath and shower facilities.
Campers join the leaders in preparing delicious, healthy camp meals. Vegetarian options are available as well. Sample evening meals include pasta with sauce and salad, vegetable stir fry w/ chicken side, etc.
All meals and snacks
Transportation during camp
24 hour supervision by experienced camp staff with wilderness medicine training
All necessary technical equipment (belay devices, harness, shoes, helmet, rope, etc.)
PCIA or AMGA certified instructors
Drop off/Pick up location for Rock Pro II
Meets at Alpenglow Adventure Sports / Acadia Mountain Guides Climbing School at 92 Main St. (Route 2), Orono, ME, unless otherwise announced. Meeting time on the first day (Sunday) is 11:00 a.m. Pick up will be at the same location at 11:00 a.m. on the final day (Saturday).
|July 7th – 13th||Acadia National Park||$1200|
|July 21st – 27th||White Mountain National Forest||$1200|
|August 4th – 10th||Acadia National Park||$1200|