RockPro III Teen Rock Climbing Camp
Learning to Top Rope on Your Own - Anchoring Skills
difficulty 5.5 and up
Ages 13 - 17
Session 1: July 14 - 20
Session 2: August 4 - 10
WHAT'S ROCKPRO II ABOUT?
RockPro III 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 have participated in either the RockPro I from 2012 (RockPro II in 2013) or who are comfortable belaying and rappelling and who are familiar with basic principles of climbing movement. We will visit several different cliffs in Acadia and Clifton 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 RP II 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 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.
MEETING / PICK UP LOCATIONS FOR ROCK & RIVERS CAMP
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).
EQUIPMENT LIST FOR ROCKPRO I I 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
__Unbreakable cup, bowl, spoon and fork
__Toilet kit (toothbrush, comb, etc)
Climbing Gear--Provided by Acadia Mountain Guides
__Belay Plate / Locking Carabiner
* available for rental
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