Backcountry Rock Climbing - 21 Day

Credit: Kyle Duba

Backcountry Rock Climbing - 21 Day

Reach new heights

Find new challenges rock climbing in the mountains. On this course, you’ll dive into learning leadership and rock climbing in one of the United States’ premier mountain ranges for climbing. You’ll start by backpacking deep into Wyoming’s Wind River mountains, where you’ll set up a base camp and learn the basics of outdoor living.

As you begin the climbing skills progression, you will learn and practice skills like tying knots, belaying, and placing climbing protection. As the course progresses, you may move into more advanced skills, like lead climbing and vertical rescue. On the days when you don’t climb, explore the area’s clear lakes and forests of lodgepole pine, learning about local ecology and human history. Whether you’re new to rock climbing or are excited to take knowledge you already have to the mountains, this course will give you plenty of opportunities to grow.

Leadership skills will be a key part of this course from the beginning. Taking on different leadership roles each day will help you develop skills like self leadership, communication, and decision making. Your experiences on the rock and living with your group in the outdoors will help you discover your unique leadership style. At the end of this course, you’ll walk away with experiences that will prepare you to be a leader, no matter where you find yourself.



2020 Dates

July 9 – July 29, 2020

Tuition: $5,125
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July 23 – Aug. 12, 2020

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21 days

Minimum Age

16 yrs.

Academic Credit

4 College Credits
  • 2 Skills Practicum
  • 2 Risk Assessment

1 High School Credits

  • 0.50 Physical Education
  • 0.50 Leadership
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Lander, Wyoming

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Casper, Wyoming

Skills learned

Rock Climbing

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“The instructors I had were amazing people. They not only taught me essential skills for living out in the wilderness and new rock climbing technics. They really tried their best to get to know each and every one of us, learning about our life and giving us useful advice and encouraging us to pursue are goals. They showed interest in us and made us feel safe and cared for.” 

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