Get the skills to send it.
Need the skills to instruct single-pitch rock climbing?
Want to learn how climbing can be a powerful tool for spiritual growth?
This is the course for you. Come get the skills to be able to teaching basic top-rope climbing skills to multiple participants with high student-teacher ratios. Along with the skills there will be daily discussions about how you can use rock climbing to experientially teach important spiritual themes such as trust and risk within your relationship with God and others.
June 4-10, 2023
Arrive: 8 am | Depart: 5:30 pm
Laramie, WY, Vedauwoo
Skill Level: Basic Rock Climbing Skills
This course is for people that would like to be able to instruct top-rope, single pitch rock climbing. We expect that you will be coming into the course knowing basic rock climbing skills such as top rope belaying and tie-in knots.
You will be learning things such as lead climbing, anchor systems, and basic rescue skills. If you are hoping to instruct with SROM or another organization, you will want to be practicing and learning these skills before you arrive.
- Be able to climb
- Hike on uneven terrain while carrying heavy climbing equipment
To get the most out of this course, we recommend that you begin honing your climbing skills and technical knowledge now. We highly recommend reading and starting to learn the skills taught in the AMGA Single Pitch Manual. Having prior familiarity with these skills will give you the best chance of passing the assessment at the end of the course.
Major Skills Learned
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You will meet your leaders and team at SROM headquarters in Laramie, WY. The day will start with a brief orientation as you get to know your leaders and team members. We will issue any gear you need and prepare to head out to the crag.
*This course does not include food or lodging so you will need to plan accordingly for both.
With packs packed, you’ll head out to a world-class venue for rock climbing, Vedauwoo Recreation Area. Here you will start your time in community, learning to set up and manage a climbing site for groups.
Each day will have a spiritual theme while also working on the technical skills and bringing Glory to God through climbing.
A Typical Rock Climbing Day:
(times are estimates and will vary)
8:00 AM: Meet at SROM; Frame the day; Gear packed for a day of rock climbing
Noon – Lunch: Eat while out climbing
3:30 PM: Tear down climbs
4:00 PM: Debrief the day
5:30 PM Hike back to van & return to SROM
6:30 PM: Students dismissed for the day
*This meal is not covered by SROM as it is outside of the official course. However, it is a good thing to plan for.
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Contact Us to Apply
- This course begins soon, please contact Admissions at 307-314-2070 to see if you can still join for 2023.
Closed for 2023
- This course is closed for this year but you can contact us at 307-314-2070 to see about joining for next year or to learn about other courses that are still open for this summer.
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Questions About Covid-19
What if SROM has to cancel the course?
You will receive a full refund if we need to cancel the course.
Should I get travel insurance?
Yes, we highly recommend getting travel insurance and checking to see if it covers Covid-19 or not.
Not only is travel insurance helpful for a potential change in plans or a course closure, some travel insurance plans will also cover if you needed to be evacuated from a course for a medical emergency.
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