Learn to climb with Heidi Wirtz! This all-female camp is the perfect way to jump start your climbing career, and features the best crags in the Front Range. The camp begins with two evening classes from 6-9 PM in Eldorado Canyon SP, going over the basics. Then, you’ll spend the next two days getting more in-depth. The curriculum covers everything from belaying to multi-pitch systems and basic rock self-rescue.
The Mountain Guides Colorado fosters a safe and positive learning environment. Our goal is to make you a more confident and self-reliant climber. Bring your friends and support each other as you push yourselves on the rock.
Minimum Age 18
Thursday and Friday night 6-9 PM Eldorado Canyon SP: Movement, belaying, equipment, rappelling, ethics, crag etiquette.
Saturday and Sunday 8 AM to 5 PM: rock protection placement, anchors, leading, sport vs. trad, multi-pitch systems, self-rescue.
$595/person for all three days.
July 11-14, 2019
Conditions can be favorable for climbing at nearly any point during the year, but for most objectives, better climbing conditions occur in spring, summer, and autumn. Spring has a higher likelihood of precipitation. Summer afternoon temperatures can climb into the 90’s and isolated afternoon thunderstorms are common. In the autumn, climbers tend to find the most reliable conditions. Winter has many spells of great climbing weather, but it is difficult to plan in advance, as the Front Range can also receive full Rocky Mountain snowstorms and cold fronts. Because cliffs are dramatically affected by sun and wind exposure (or lack thereof), please refer to your JHMG guide for route or area recommendations. Suggestions are to provide our guests with the most enjoyable experience.
During summer months, even if the day dawns clear, all climbers should pack a rain jacket for the occasional surprise afternoon thundershower. Synthetic clothing is strongly advised at many times of the year, and is almost always preferable to cotton. Comfort levels can vary quite a bit depending on where you are climbing within a given climbing area, so please ask us for our clothing recommendations based on your planned climb/class and if you are unfamiliar with the area. It is common for us to suggest an early start to avoid afternoon thunderstorms.
- Approach, Hiking, Running Shoes
- Technical Rock Shoes (available to rent, please cal the office if you have not already made reservations)
- Socks: 1 pair
- Short Sleeve Shirt: Guide Pick Mountain Hardwear Metonic
- Fleece or Lightweight Insulating Jacket Guide Pick: Mountain Hardwear A-therm Jacket
- Lightweight Wind Shell- Guide Pick: Mountain Hardwear Ghost Lite Jacket
- Lightweight Rain Shell- Guide Pick: Mountain Hardwear Quasar lite II
- Synthetic loose fitting pant Guide Pick: Mountain Hardwear Super Castil Convertible Pant
- Synthetic Loose Fitting Shorts Guide Pick: Mountain Hardwear Castil Cargo Short
- Rain Pants- Guide Pick: Mountain Hardwear Exponet Pant
- Backpack: 30-40 Liter – Guide Pick: Mountain Hardwear Scrambler 30
- Sun hat: baseball or full brimmed
- Water : water bottles/hydration bladder are best
- Food: energy bars, fruit, sandwich, bring enough
- Sunscreen/Lip Balm
Mountain Weather can change on a dime. It is important to be prepared for any eventuality of weather. If you are unsure about conditions do not hesitate to contact the office at 307-733-4979 or email@example.com
Jackson Hole Mountain Guides provides all technical climbing equipment including:
- Belay devices
Technical rock shoes are available for rent. Please contact our office for availability.
Talk To Us
Here you’ll find online tools and information about joining us for a trip of a lifetime! To sign up for a trip, or if you have any questions, please call us. Listed on the left side of these pages are links that you may find useful, including printable forms and policies concerning a trip with JHMG. We encourage ALL prospective climbers to read our Preparation advice. Our office can help place you with others who are looking to climb.