CLINICS AND WORKSHOPS

CLINICS (in partnership with New River Mountain Guides

Registration for clinics and workshops opens on Friday, May 10th, at 12pm EST. Registration information was sent out via email. If you are a festival participant and have not received information on clinic and workshop registration contact vicky@flashfoxy.com

All clinics are $75 per participant. To learn more about the athletes and instructors click here

Clinics and workshops are non-refundable. Transfers can be issued before May 30th, 2019.

CLINICS

All clinics are on Saturday, June 8th. Clinics will begin at the American Alpine Campgrounds at 11am and will last from 11am-5:30pm.  

ALL YOUR ANCHORS QUESTIONS ANSWERED WITH ALEXIS KRAUSS
Spend the day building bomber top-rope anchors. This course is perfect for the gym climber eager to safely transition to the crag or for more experienced outdoor climbers looking to develop their anchor building skills. We’ll cover a variety of fixed anchors but will also learn best practices for constructing natural anchors from trees and rock features as well as removable anchors using trad gear. Additionally, the clinic will incorporate knot-tying skills as well as outdoor ethics including Leave No Trace principles to ensure environmental sustainability and continued access to our cherished outdoor climbing areas.
Type of Climbing: Toprope
Ability: Intermediate
Prerequisites: Participants should be belay certified and will need to possess some sort of personal anchor system for their harnesses (i.e Metolius PAS or double length nylon runner with locking carabiner).

CLIMBING 101 WITH BRITTANY LEAVITT
Ready to make that big transition to outdoor climbing? Wanna learn how to zone in on proper technique on the lovely sandstone? Join Brittany Leavitt as you spend the day breaking down the basic from understanding proper belay management & awareness, communication, safety, and proper leave no trace practices. Will spending time learning how to navigate mental blocks.
Type of Climbing:  Top-Rope
Ability: Beginner Outdoor Climber 5.6+/ Intermediate indoor Climber 5.9+
Prerequisites: Must be comfortable doing tope-rope belay, Figure 8 Tie-in.

PUSHING FARTHER: HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR NEXT CHALLENGE WITH NINA WILLIAMS (Presented by The North Face)
This clinic offers an introspective approach to project-picking: where to start, how to start, and what to expect throughout the process. We will discuss strategies for short-term challenges; for instance, if you’ve only got a few days in a new area or a weekend at a local crag. We will also lay out a plan for long-term challenges such as dream projects or breaking one or two grades higher on the scale. There will be opportunities to talk about introductory training techniques, so bring a pen/paper and be prepared to take notes!
Type of Climbing: Bouldering
Ability: Intermediate to Advanced
Prerequisites: For climbers V4 and above.

ROCK YOUR RACK: TRAD CLIMBING WITH JESSA GOEBEL
Rally the ladies and climb some cracks! This women’s crack climbing clinic will go over basic crack climbing skills, anchor building, learning to place gear efficiently and gear tricks. Please note, trad climbing clinics are mostly about learning gear placement on the ground.
Type of climbing: Trad climbing
Ability: All levels
Pre-requisites: proficiency at belaying, able to climb 5.10

TRANSITION FROM GYM TO CRAG WITH BRITTANY DAVIS
Learn essential outdoor climbing etiquette, how to route read on real rock, basic movement, how to fuel for performance,  tackle fear, and have fun! Perfect for beginner and intermediate top rope levels.
Type of Climbing: Top Rope
Ability: Beginners

Prerequisites: Know how to top rope belay

WHERE’S YOUR HEAD AT?: MENTAL TRAINING FOR SPORT CLIMBING WITH ABBY DIONE
Have you ever climbed on lead and felt anxious and scared?  Do you even know what your limit is? This clinic is designed to help you feel confident and good about your progress no matter where you are along your climbing journey.
– Learn how to breakdown routes into manageable parts
– Learn advanced belay skills
– Practice your falling ways
Type of Climbing: Sport
Ability: All levels welcome
Pre-requisites: Some lead experience.  Basic lead climbing safety concepts should not be new.

WORKSHOPS

All workshops are on Saturday, June 8th from 11am-2pm. Workshops are $25 per participant.

BROWN GIRLS CLIMB: TOOLS FOR SELF-ADVOCACY AS A WOC IN ROCK CLIMBING WITH LAURA EDMONDSON
This workshop is for identifying women/femmes of color. Laura Edmondson, a national Brown Girls Climb leader, will facilitate a conversation about navigating the climbing community and open space for others to share their own experiences. This workshop will also touch on how to better advocate for ourselves in a predominantly cis-white male climbing culture. This workshop, originally developed by BGC leader Jael Berger, will provide specific tools for participants to take home and use in the climbing community and beyond.

CLIMBING STEWARDSHIP IN YOUR COMMUNITY: PUTTING THE PIECES IN MOTION TO TAKE CARE OF THE CRAGS YOU LOVE WITH ANDREA HASSLER
Climbing brings us together. It grounds us, creating opportunities to connect with ourselves, our community, and the places we visit. Sadly, as we grow to love climbing outdoors, those places are steadily impacted by our use. This workshop will provide a review of what those impacts look like and how we can address them. We will then discuss tools and tactics to planning community stewardship efforts including who to contact, how to organize, and what to consider. We will finish with some open workshop-style brainstorming designed to get you thinking critically about what you can do within your own community so the natural landscapes we love so much can continue to be resilient and the climbing that matters most to us most can have a sustainable impact.
All abilities welcome.

INJURY PREVENTION IN CLIMBING WITH SARA MIDDLETON (Presented by ASCEND Pittsburgh)
This workshop will dive into injury mechanisms, training adaptation, risky climbing behavior, & common prehab/rehab exercises for climbers. Yes, biomechanics and efficiency are key components of injury free climbing, but what about your mental game? Be prepared for an honest self-assessment plus plenty of climbing specific exercises to get or keep your body feeling its best. We’ll wrap up with questions and sharing our favorite recovery routines.
All abilities and backgrounds welcome.