Who’s it for? A climber age 13-18. A graduate of RockPro II or III or equivalent skills often gained by climbing with adult partners. Climber can belay and rappel comfortably without guidance and is able to build top rope anchors.
What do we learn? Climbers will develop advanced anchoring, belaying, and climbing skills along with the basics of partner rescue. Led by AMGA rock course graduate or higher.
Where do we go? North Conway region of NH, Acadia National Park, and Clifton, ME.
Location: Acadia National Park and New Hampshire
If you love climbing, gear, and big cliffs, you will love this camp. This camp will feature a smaller student to guide ratio for maximum individual attention and more complex climbing routes.
One of the only camps in the U.S. that takes teens on multi-pitch climbs and teaching the basics of traditional lead climbing to teens! Camp is based in Acadia National Park, home to high quality pink granite, where the cliffs are loaded with continuous cracks and corners making it ideal for learning traditional lead climbing.
Each day involves a full day of climbing, often multi-pitch, and placing gear. Interspersed with the climbs will be informative lessons on technical skills. You will continue to learn about placing both active and passive protection, setting up anchor systems, placing gear on lead, and setting up more complex climbs on your own. Participants in this camp should have RockPro II or equivalent skills. RockPro III highly suggested.
If you are ready there will be an opportunity to lead routes after demonstrating proficiency on “mock” leads.
Day 1 – 2: Acadia National Park: Review of climbing skills. Introduction to multi-pitch climbing on perfect pink granite.
Day 3: Acadia National Park: Southwall of Champlain Mountain. More traditional Lead climbing. Travel to New Hampshire.
Day 4 – 6: White Mountains, New Hampshire. Multi-Pitch routes on Cathedral and White Horse Ledges. Camp along Saco River
Day 7: Return to Orono.
It is our goal to send RockPro IV campers home with advanced technical competencies, an understanding of best technical practices for climbing and a greater desire to climb more.
Campers will sleep in tents separated by gender. We stay in public campgrounds such as Bar Harbor Campground, Franconia Notch State Park, and Park’s Pond Campground. Campgrounds have a bath and shower facilities.
Overnight 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 trainingPCIA or AMGA credentialed instructors
Meeting and Pickup location for RockPro IV
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).