2018 RockPro IV Teen Rock Climbing Camp
Acadia National Park & White Mountains
Multi-Pitch and Traditional Lead Climbing
difficulty 5.6 - 5.10
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.
MEETING / PICK UP LOCATIONS FOR ROCKPRO IV 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).
All meals and snacks
Transportation during camp
24 hour supervision by experienced camp staff with wilderness medicine training
PCIA or AMGA credentialed instructors
WANT MORE? YOU CAN COMBINE THIS CAMP AND SAVE OFF EACH ADDITIONAL CAMP
Up to six weeks of rock climbing and adventure camps can be combined for greater savings. Create your own sequence of adventure. The possibilities are nearly limitless, just like the fun! Register for multiple camps: Save $50.00 off second camp, $75.00 off third, $100.00 off fourth, etc.
USA Climbing members receive a 15% discount up to January 15th, 10% to February 15th and 5% discount to March 15th.
A limited number of partial scholarships are available.
EQUIPMENT LIST FOR ROCKPRO IV CAMP
__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)
__Camera if you want
__Climbing Shoes *
__Climbing Harness *
__Climbing Helmet *
__Locking Carabiner *
__Gear Rack (optional)
* Rentals available