Indian Creek Crack Climbing Camp
This 3 day and 2-night Indian Creek Crack Climbing Camp, April 22nd - 24th, is guaranteed to be an unforgettable experience. Under the supervision of rock guides local to the desert Southwest, you will refine your crack climbing technique at the world-class climbing location, Indian Creek.
“The Creek” as it’s affectionately known, is one of the best training grounds for learning to crack climb and refine your traditional lead climbing technique in the world. Boasting an endless amount of splitter desert cracks in a backdrop straight out of National Geographic, The Creek is sure to steal your heart. Every year during the fall and spring we migrate to Indian Creek to send the perfect sandstone walls and desert towers with our guests and on personal trips. It is truly one of our favorite places to climb.
Our Indian Creek Crack Climbing camp brings a community of people from all climbing abilities together for an immersive 3 days and 2 nights of desert climbing baptism. This program is designed to teach you proper climbing techniques and work with you on an individual level to progress beyond your current ability.
The days are full of climbing and coaching while the evenings are reserved for social time while our dedicated team prepares dinner under a sky littered with stars. After 3 days of this routine you will leave a more confident crack climber, scouring your calendar for a free weekend to come back and put what you learned to use.
This trip will be run by IFMGA / Head Guide and co- owner Amos Whiting. He has climbed hundreds of routes and dozens of towers in south East Utah since 1996. A career highlight is a red point of the classic desert big wall crack climb “Moonlight Buttress 5.12+”. In Zion National park. He loves sharing his passion for the desert with students.
$850 per person without food or $1000 per person including food.
Aspen Multi Pitch Climbing
Our Multi Pitch adventure day is the best option for those climbers who want to get off the ground and climb longer quality routes. During this day we will climb a minimum of 6 pitches and as many as you can handle in a 6-9 hr day. We will focus on transitions and moving efficiently through terrain with an appropriate progression suitable for your ability. We often can link up a number of 2-3 pitch walls like the “Grotto Wall Link”, where we climb all three Grotto Walls with routes from 3-4 pitches at a 5.9 or greater difficulty or longer single pitch routes like “El Diablo De Oro” 5.8+ difficulty in 7 pitches with amazing views of the Elk Mountains. This is a perfect way to train for larger adventures like the Black Canyon and beyond, or to just get some serious mileage on the rock with an AMGA Certified Rock Guide!
All necessary climbing gear is included (ropes, rock shoes, harness, helmet, pack). We can meet you at our shop at the Aspen Highlands Base Village or pick you up at your residence. The climbing areas are only around 15-25 minutes from downtown Aspen, offering amazing views of the surrounding peaks and the Roaring Fork River.
Duration: Full Day (+/- 6-7 hrs.)
Location: The guide will be in touch with you the day before to determine your meeting place and any miscellaneous details. Please call 970-925-7625 for any questions.
Maximum Guide Ratio: Up to 6:1
Fitness Level: All levels of fitness are welcome! Some previous climbing experience is helpful for this multi-pitch adventure.
Includes: AMGA trained/certified mountain guide, use of all technical equipment (helmet, harness, climbing equipment, ropes, packs, etc.), and a 3% USFS land use surcharge.
Not included: water, lunch/snack food, & a gratuity for your guide.
Your guide will contact you the day before at the voice number you give us to discuss an appropriate plan for you and to confirm a meeting place and start time. It is usually recommended to meet at Aspen Expeditions' shop at the base of Aspen Highlands, where we can fit you with climbing shoes and all other necessary climbing gear, including a helmet, harness, ropes, pack, etc. Your guide can also meet you at a pre-determined location as long as you let us know the shoe sizes. You and your guide will decide whether to carpool or drive separately to the climbing area, just 15 minutes outside of Aspen.
A typical full day of multi-pitch rock climbing is +/- 6 hours.
The following items are provided for your climbing day:
- Climbing Equipment
- Socks: thin hiking socks, wool or synthetic
- Bottoms: pants or shorts should be comfortable & allow the freedom of movement
- Top: synthetic or woolt-shirts, tank-tops or long sleeves - no cotton!
- Warm layer:nice to have along as the temperatures can vary with altitude and shade
- Rain Jacket: a waterproof jacket, in case of occasional afternoon rain showers
- Hat: to keep the sun off your face
- Water bottle
- Sunscreen and lip balm: water/sweat-proof
- Personal first-aid kit: for your personal meds/needs
- Camera or Smartphone
- Water, Lunch/Snack food
Summers in Aspen tend to be warm and mild, but temperatures can easily drop as you head up in elevation, for example on Independence Pass. Rain/thunderstorms occasionally occur, more often than not in the afternoon rather than mornings. Rain gear will be essential if necessary. Participants will travel in the backcountry and should be prepared for any or all weather conditions.
Booking/Cancellation policy: AE requires a full credit card or cash/check payment to hold your reservation. Cancellations made within 7 days of a scheduled private or course will be charged full price. Travel Guard insurance is available via aspenexpeditions.com website.
Please note: AEW's number one priority is your safety. Many conditions affect our guides' decisions in the mountains, including client fitness and comfort, weather conditions and route conditions. There are inherent hazards in mountain travel such as inclement weather, avalanches, rock fall, ice fall that our guides manage yet cannot eliminate. The combination of our guides' formal training and wealth of experience assures that their sound decision create an enjoyable and safe mountain experience.Aspen Expeditions reserves the right to turn around or change routes without refunds or credits under any conditions.
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