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  • Check-in and meet your group at the locations communicated by clinic instructors

Registration for Clinics (All Registration Opens on March 22)

Check out our clinic options for 2022. We are bringing in top educators and professionals to introduce participants to cutting edge ideas and techniques to take their climbing to the next level. There will be clinics for everyone, regardless of whether this is your first climbing experience or if you are an accomplished alpinist. Clinic options are limited for Minors, and we are working on opening up access as much as possible.  See the clinic descriptions below for age restrictions before processing registration.  Participants under 18 years of age must be accompanied (for the duration of the clinic) by a legal guardian. Guardian must read and sign participation waiver. We highly recommend that you print, read, and sign the assumption of risk digital waiver before arriving to your clinic. Forms will be available at the registration table for last minute registrations. 

Pre-registration 

Pre-registration is open online - look for links to the online store in the clinic descriptions below!  Online registration will close at 10 p.m. on 4/7.  If you have inquiries regarding clinic registration, email hayleyprine@weber.edu.  Space is limited in the clinics, so be sure to register as soon as possible to ensure you can get your first choice! 

 

Clinics - Please pay close attention to timing and location for your clinic!

 

CLIMBING PREP AND LOGISTICS - ROUNDTABLE

Timing: Saturday 4/9 || 10-11:30am

Location: Ramp Technical Training Center (WSU Outdoor Adventure and Welcome Center) - 1352 Village Dr, Ogden, UT 84408

Practice your preparations. Climbing objectives do not happen without solid prep of your logistics: equipment, route, transportation, route descent, emergency/contingency plans, turn around times.... the list goes on!

Necessary Equipment: none needed.

Presenter: Cage Vigil (WSU Outdoor Program)

Price: FREE

Capacity: 30 people

 


TRAD SKILLS - PLACEMENTS, ANCHORS, TACTICS (FULL)

Timing: Saturday 4/9 || 1-4pm

Location: See pre-course email from instructors. 22nd St Trailhead or an indoor rain out option

Participants must be 16 or older for this clinic. Minors MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A PARENT OR GUARDIAN AT ALL TIMES!

Have you always been intrigued by the traditional climbing protection hanging behind the counter at the gear store? Do you want to take you climbing into the mountains where you don't have to follow a line of pre-drilled bolts to the anchor? Join our Trad Skills clinic. Participants will learn about the different types of traditional protection available, when their use is appropriate, how to place them into the rock effectively, and how to build solid anchors.

Necessary Equipment: Feel free to bring any cams, nuts, hexes, tricams, ballnuts, big-bros, bashies, or pitons that you have.  They might not get used, but could add value to the discussion.

Presenters: Galen Staats + Rudy Byles (University of Utah Outdoor Adventures)

Price: $20 

Capacity: 8 people

 


SUPPORTIVE BELAY TECHNIQUES FOR THE UNSURE CLIMBER

Timing: Saturday 4/9 || 3-5pm

Location: Ramp Technical Training Center (WSU Outdoor Adventure and Welcome Center) - 1352 Village Dr, Ogden, UT 84408

Minors MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A PARENT OR GUARDIAN AT ALL TIMES!

This clinic is for both climbers and belayers. Learn how you can offer a supportive belay that eases the mind of a fearful climber, and allows them to expand beyond their limitations. We’ll focus on recognizing your climber’s fear and/or anxiety, and supporting them throughout. If you’re a fearful climber, this clinic will teach you how to advocate for yourself to encourage support from your belayer. Open to any age or ability, including families.
 

Necessary Equipment: Equipment will be provided but feel free to bring your own!  It is nice for folks to practice with their own personal belay device. Participants should bring water and snacks as needed.

Presenter: Elevated Mountain Guides

Price: Free!

Capacity: 8 people

 

Elevated Mountain Guides

Elevated Mountain Guides is a SLC based, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization committed to fostering personal growth in our participants. Through climbing as our main modality, we offer opportunities for experiential learning and challenge by choice to encourage participants to break down their own barriers both on and off the wall. We believe that an inclusive, judgment-free outdoor community makes for a better place for all to recreate.


SPORT CLIMBING ANCHORS (FULL)

Timing: Sunday 4/10 || 9-11am

Location: Ramp Technical Training Center (WSU Outdoor Adventure and Welcome Center) - 1352 Village Dr, Ogden, UT 84408

Minors will need a guardian-signed waiver to participate. Participants must be 14  yrs old or older.

Building solid anchors is a central and critical skill in a climbers development, and there are so many resources available for folks to find online - but which should you trust? When should you choose a pre-distributed anchor vs self, distributing? How do you ensure your self-distributing anchor is redundant? Come build your toolbox of sport anchor options and crag etiquette.

Necessary Equipment: Personal climbing gear (helmet, harness, rock shoes), any anchor materials you commonly use: locking and non-locking carabiners, slings, cordelette, etc

Presenter: Wayne Branch + Austin Petersen (WSU Outdoor Program)

Price: $15 

Capacity: 8 people

 


FITNESS FOR CLIMBERS: TRX

Timing: Sunday 4/10 || 11am-12pm

Location: Wildcat Center - Group X Studio A

Participants must be 16 or older for this clinic

Challenge your body like never before using the TRX Suspension Training System to learn how it benefits your climbing performance and goals! This clinic incorporates intervals of strength and cardio movements to deliver a fun and effective workout. Beginning, intermediate, and advanced students are welcome!!! Limited spots available - 11 max

Necessary Equipment: TBD

Presenter: Jonathan Rivera (WSU Campus Recreation)

Price: $10 

Capacity: 11 people

 


TOP MANAGED BELAYS (FULL)

Timing: Sunday 4/10 || 12-3pm

Location: TBD

Participants must be 16 or older for this clinic

Plaquettes seem to be on every climber's harness these days--the ATC-Guide and the Reverso are everywhere. But do you really know how to use this versatile tool? Do you know what to do if you need to lower your climber mid-pitch? What if you're belaying two climbers and one of them gets hurt? Do you know how to turn your plaquette into an ascender? In this clinic you will learn the answers to these questions as well as the many ways to use your plaquette safely while climbing with one or two partners.

Necessary Equipment: Harness, plaquette with 2 locking carabiners, Cordelette, Small prusik loop, 4-foot sling, 3 or 4 free locking carabiners, Helmet (depending on venue)

Price: $15 

Capacity: 6 people

 

 


MENTAL TRAINING FOR CLIMBERS - ROUNDTABLE

Timing: Sunday 4/10 || 4-5pm

Location: Ramp Technical Training Center (WSU Outdoor Adventure and Welcome Center) - 1352 Village Dr, Ogden, UT 84408

Mental strength is one of the best ways to improve your climbing, but can be difficult to work on. Join our staff and community members for a short presentation and open table discussion on how to improve your "head game." We know we need to train our bodies for climbing but our minds also need to be tuned to focus and wellness when developing as a climber! Come for a roundtable discussion on mental wellness and training, led by one of our student climbing instructors!

Necessary Equipment: none needed.

Presenter: Cameron Dunn (WSU Outdoor Program)

Price: FREE

Capacity: 30 people

 


INTRO TO ADAPTIVE CLIMBING

Timing: Sunday 4/10 || 4-6pm

Location: Ramp Technical Training Center (WSU Outdoor Adventure and Welcome Center) - 1352 Village Dr, Ogden, UT 84408

Minors MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A PARENT OR GUARDIAN AT ALL TIMES!

This clinic will be focused on the usage of equipment and practices of adaptations for limited mobility. We will be using a variety of specialized gear and assistive practices including seat and chest harnesses, mechanical advantage pulley system assistance, assistive grip devices, and more.

Necessary Equipment: Equipment will be provided but feel free to bring your own!  Participants should bring water and snacks as needed.

Presenter: Hayley Prine (WSU Outdoor Program)

Price: FREE

Capacity: 8 people