Rock Climbing - 21 Day

Credit: Kyle Duba

Rock Climbing - 21 Day

Push yourself in the Wind River Range

Find new challenges rock climbing in the mountains. On this course, you’ll join a group of your peers and dive into learning leadership and rock climbing. Backpack deep into Wyoming’s Wind River mountains, where you’ll set up a base camp and start with the basics. Test your new skills, like tying knots, belaying, and placing climbing protection, on glacier-carved granite. Support your peers in meeting their goals as you all move into more advanced skills, like lead climbing and vertical rescue. On the days 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. Being in different leadership roles each day will help you focus on skills like self leadership, communication, and decision making. Your experiences on the rock and living with your group in the wilderness will help you find your unique style and use it to support the team. At the end of this course, you’ll walk away with experiences both in climbing and leadership that will prepare you to be a leader, no matter where you find yourself.



2019 Dates

July 11 – July 31, 2019

Tuition: $4,975

July 25 – Aug. 14, 2019

Tuition: $4,975


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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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What Our Grads Say

“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.” 

— Claire Hinton H., NOLS Rock Climbing - 21 Day grad

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