Southwest Women's Rock Climbing - Prime

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Southwest Women's Rock Climbing - Prime

Push your limits climbing in the desert

You’re hungry for new challenges and ready to push the edges of your comfort zone. On this all-women’s course, rock climbing will be your new challenge, whether you’re a beginner or coming in with years of experience. You’ll spend your course in Arizona’s Cochise Stronghold, an area renowned for its climbing and unique desert environment. You’ll start with the basics of climbing, including movement on rock and getting to know the equipment. As you gain competence, you’ll progress to more advanced skills like gear placement, multi-pitch climbing, and vertical rescue. In addition to climbing, you’ll explore the area’s local ecology and human history. You’ll see desert wildlife in its natural environment and may visit historic sites that contain artifacts and pictographs. In the evening, you’ll enjoy cooking your meals together at your group’s base camp and absorbing the quiet of the desert.

In addition to climbing skills, you’ll also focus on growing as a leader. Setting climbing goals becomes a lesson in self-leadership, while living in a small community becomes your opportunity to work on skills like communication. On other days, you may focus on assessing risk and developing judgment to make decisions when you’re climbing. From these experiences, you’ll find and strengthen your own leadership style. By the end of this course, you’ll have the leadership and outdoor skills to prepare you for a lifetime of exploring. 

Dates

Dates

2018 Dates

Oct. 6 – Oct. 13, 2018

Tuition: $1,975
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2019 Dates

Oct. 25 – Nov. 1, 2019

Tuition: $2,275

Specifics

All course information at a glance

Tuition

$1,975 to $2,275
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Equipment Deposit

$200

Duration

8 days

Minimum Age

23 yrs.

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Course Description

Equipment List

Travel and Logistics

Start/End

Tucson, Arizona

Fly in/out

Tucson, Arizona

Skills learned

Rock Climbing

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What Our Grads Say

“Our group created an incredibly supportive learning environment, and it was incredible to have four female trip leaders that also happened to be complete.... It was so empowering to feel strong and confident in the outdoors with a group of other women.” 

— Molly P., NOLS Southwest Women's Rockclimbing - Prime grad

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