Climbing Tween Tour
Ages: Entering 6th - 9th
Dates: August 2 - 7
Times: Sun @ 1:00 pm - Fri @ 4:00 pm
Group Size: up to 18
Location: Maple Canyon, Utah
DUE TO THE PHYSICAL AND SOCIAL SAFETY REQUIREMENTS OF ROCK CLIMBING, WE CANNOT FORSEE CIRCUMSTANCES IN WHICH WE COULD SAFELY RUN THE CLIMBING TWEEN TOUR DURING OR SOON AFTER THE PANDEMIC. THUS, WE ARE CANCELING FOR 2020 AND HOPE TO BRING BACK IN 2021.
PLEASE CHECK STATUS OF PADDLING TOUR AND CAMP WASATCH FOR 2020 PROGRAMS.
Rock climbing offers one of nature’s most basic problem solving challenges - how do I get from here to there? Which is an essential questions of Find Your Path’s curriculum. Where am I going and what do I need to be prepared?
We are running a climbing program in Maple Canyon in the Manti-La Sal National Forest. The program include 5 nights at Maple Canyon Campground and 4 days of climbing and hiking, a unique Cretaceous-age conglomerate formation with climbing popular with novices and avid climbers.
Participants will develop skills in bouldering, belaying and safety equipment, top-rope climbing, foot and hand holds, and climbing technique. At the campsite, participants will develop skills in outdoor cooking, Leave No Trace wilderness ethics, and map-reading and navigation. Desired outcomes are heightened awareness of self, others, and the physical and social environments around us, increased competence and confidence in one’s own abilities, problem-solving and resilience, and the development of a connection to others and the world around them.
Sunday: Meet in Salt Lake City and travel two hours to Maple Canyon Campground in central Utah.
Monday: Belay school and climbing instruction
Tuesday: Climbing games and challenges
Wednesday: Climbing and corollary skill acquisition and extension
Thursday: Exploring Maple Box Canyon Trail
Friday: Pack up, reflection, and return to SLC by 4:00 pm