Shelf Road Climbing

Join us for three exciting days camping and sport climbing on the interesting and technical limestone terrain at Shelf Road!

 
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Shelf Road

Join us for an adventure at shelf road, where each student will get specific coaching, mentorship, and encouragement as they work on new climbing projects in a beautiful and supportive setting

 
 

Dates: Early June, TBD

Cost: $675

Ages: 11-17

All you need to bring are personal items, sleeping bag, and sleeping pad. Full gear list will be provided on sign-up!

 

Day 1:

2pm: Meet at City Park, give out gear and brief orientation. Drive down to Shelf Road climbing area and arrive in the evening to set-up camp, make dinner, have a campfire and talk about the upcoming climbing days

Day 2:

We will spend the day climbing routes and getting use to the unique Shelf Road style of technical and vertical terrain.  This day will be focused on climbing at an on-site level and we will discuss the tools necessary to improve your on-sight ability which will include:

  • How to properly read routes while climbing
  • Look for rests and cruxes
  • Breathing techniques
  • Using a calm and confident mindset on your on-sight attempt, while being ready to shift into explosive movement
  • During this day we will also be helping climbers select projects for the next day.

 

Day 3:
Projecting will be the name of the game on Day 2.  We will warm-up and then challenge climbers to get on climbs above their on-sight level.  We will go over what makes a good red-point climber and practice red pointing skills like

  • Project selection
  • Route reading
  • How to work crux sections of a route
  • How to analyze and implement the best resting positions on route
  • Analysis of their over-all climbing movement and technique

Day 4:
On our final day we will focus on mileage and how to successfully complete a high number of routes.  We will have each student set a goal for themselves and we will work with them to accomplish this goal; with a focus on the determined mindset it takes to tackle an endurance day of this nature.