New Hampshire Teen Rock Climbing Camp
Skill Level - intermediate
Ages 13 - 17
July 29 - 4
WHAT'S ROCKPRO III ABOUT?
This camp samples the best of New Hampshire climbing. The camps begins and ends at Pawtuckaway State Park - home to sme of the best bouldering around. Pawtuckaway State Park is conveniently located just of Route 101 between Exeter and Manchester. From here we travel north and stretch or legs on Rim Rock near Manchester before hitting Rumney - the hub of sport climbing in New England.
In the middle of the week we start getting ready for bigger multi-pitch routes on Whitehorse and Cathedral Ledges. If some campers are ready, we will even consider an ascent of Cannon Cliff - New England's largest vertical face and once home to the Old Man of the Mountain.
The camp is appropriate for students who have enough climbing experience (either in a gym or outdoors) to be very comfortable with fundamental skills such as belaying and top-roping. During this camp the emphasis will be on getting on the rock and doing lots of climbing.
Day 1: Meet at Pawtuckaway State Park. Bouldering, and top roping. Camp at Pawtuckaway State Park.
Day 2: More climbing and bouldering at Pawtuckaway. Camp at Pawtuckaway State Park.
Day 3: Travel to Franconia Notch with a stop along the way to climb at one or two other areas such as RimRock or Rumney. Camp at Franconia Notch State Park.
Day 4: Spend the day climbing at Echo Crag. Camp at Franconia Notch State Park.
Day 5: Take on the big cliffs. Climb in North Conway on Whitehorse or Cathedral Ledge. Camp in North Conway.
Day 6: Take on the big cliffs. Climb in North Conway on Whitehorse or Cathedral Ledge. Camp at Pawtuckaway State Park.
Day 7: Depart from Pawtuckaway
WHERE DO THEY CAMP
Campers will sleep in tents separated by gender. We stay in public campgrounds such as at state parks.
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.
MEETING / PICK UP LOCATIONS FOR OVERNIGHT CLIMBING CAMP
Unlike other camps, this camp meets on the first day at Pawtuckaway State Park in southern New Hampshire. Meeting time on the first day is 11:00 a.m. Transportation to the climbing areas will be via van. Pick up will be at the same location at 11:00 a.m. on the final day.
YOU CAN COMBINE THIS CAMP
Our Stayover option lets you combine this camp with RockPro II, III or IV as well as a Mountains and Rivers Camp if you choose. Sign up for as many weeks of camps as you like and get a bigger discount with each additional camp.
EQUIPMENT LIST FOR ROCKPRO III CAMPS
__ Day pack – appx 30L (1800 ci)
__ Backpack or duffel bag large enough to hold all your gear
__ 20 - 30 degree sleeping bag
__ 72” x 24” ground pad or inflatable pad such as ThermaRest
__ Crazy Creek camp chair (optional)
__ 2 one-quart water bottles
__ Hiking shoes or sturdy sneakers
__ Insulating inner layer of clothing such as polypropylene
__ Insulating middle layer of clothing such as fleece or wool
__ Lightweight, loose fitting long pants that dry quickly
__ Warm socks (wool)
__ 2 tee shirts
__ Rain jacket and pants
__ Headlamp or flashlight
__ Journaling supplies (optional)
__ Sunscreen / lip balm
__ Insect repellent
__ Unbreakable cup, bowl, spoon and fork
__ Toilet kit (toothbrush, comb, etc)
__ Camera if you want
__ Climbing Shoes *
__ Climbing Harness *
__ Belay Plate / Locking Carabiner *
__ Chalkbag *
__ Quickdraws (optional)
__ Gear Rack (optional)
* Rentals available