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Youth Rock Climbing Camp


At this 3-day camp, kids aged 8-14 will learn about basic rock climbing skills, knot tying, climbing etiquette, and belaying techniques.

$400 Per Person
3 Days
5:1, 10:2

Trip Information

Price based on 5 climbers per guide. 425-888-6397 x2 |

Kids ages 8-14 will learn about basic rock climbing skills, knot tying, belaying techniques, and climbing etiquette. By the end of the three days they will know as many useful knots as most adults do, will climb several climbs each day, belay other climbers, and have a great time in the outdoors!

If weather permits we will climb at Exit 32 (Little Si) or Exit 38 in North Bend. If not, we may head to the desert and climb in Vantage, WA for the day. Drop off will be Tue/Wed/Thurs at 9am and pick up at 4pm each day at the shop or trailhead.

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Duration: 3
Ratio: 5:1, 10:2
Difficulty Level:
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Overall Difficulty: easy

Skills Required: No climbing experience required

Fitness Level: Moderate physical fitness, ability to hike a mile or so to reach the crags

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Day 1

• This is a harness
• Basic knots
• How to stand up on a rock shoe
• How to belay (sections of rope; 2 kids work together on flat ground and have to get checked off, before they can climb)
• Climbing communication and etiquette; stress the importance of good communication and a buddy check system
• Basic climbing technique; 3 points of contact, good foot technique, small steps (can be done while bouldering)
• Learning how to get lowered
• Had enough? Is it hot? Let’s go swimming.
Day 2
• Quick review of day one
• Lets climb
• Edging versus smearing
• Go with the touch contest (the objective is to improve sequencing)
• No hands climbing (the objective is to increase footwork awareness on a low angle climb)
• Learning how to rappel (always a fun activity where kids have to overcome inherent fears)
• More climbing technique; awareness of center of gravity, more precise footwork; stemming, footswitches
• Knot tying school (a very tangible skills that can be shown at home and has applications elsewhere)
• Had enough? Is it hot? Let’s go swimming.
Day 3
• Quick review of previous days
• Application of all learned climbing techniques
• Knot tying contest (figure 8 – on a bite, follow through, overhand, munter hitch, clove hitch, double fisherman’s knot)
• Another rappel station
• Swim time?

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per person
Price based on 5 climbers per guide. 425-888-6397 x2 |
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Payment Policy
If booking a domestic trip that is over 30 days away or an international trip that is over 60 days away, you can book your trip by paying a 20% deposit.  View Full Policy
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel for any reason 30 or more days before domestic trips or 60 or more days before international and Alaska trips, we will refund everything you have paid minus half of your deposit. No refunds will be provided if you cancel your trip for ANY REASON (this includes but is not limited to illness including CoVid-19, injury, or work-related issues) within 30 days of the start of domestic trips or 60 days of international and Alaska based trips.  View Full Policy

Equipment List

Base Layer
Mid Layer
Personal Gear
Technical Gear
Optional Items
Additional Items
--Clothing and footwear appropriate for a short hike and appropriate for the weather (no flip flops, sandals, or Crocs).  Longer shorts, capris, or long pants are best for use under a climbing harness.
Please pack the following in a backpack* for your child each day:
-  Enough water for the whole day (pack more than you think necessary!)
-  Lunch and snacks for the whole day
-  Warm layers (it can sometimes be cool in the mornings at some of the crags)
-  Sunscreen

-  Swimsuit and towel
*Please make sure the backpack has enough room left in it for the provided climbing shoes, harness and helmet (if need be, the helmet can go on the outside of the pack).
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