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Micah Fomichev
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Lay Back Crack |BEST| Climbing 22

From here, you need to change tactics and move onto the wall outside the crack, this time relying on sloping holds on the wall above. A couple of delicate, well-placed steps and a reach for the top bring you to glory.

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Stanage Edge in the Peak District is a great location for so many of our climbing courses. Stanage has a couple of miles of outcropping edges which give climbs of 8-20 metres or so in height. They cover the full range of grades, from the easiest to the some of the very hardest in the country.

In episode 5 I interview Dr Ashlee Hendy, a Melbourne based climber who has been climbing in the Victorian scene for almost 20 years. Ashlee has carved out an academic career in exercise science and neuroscience, and is currently on a career break and as I write this, climbing her way across North America with her partner Chris and dog Lulu.

Going for the Dyno on Hairline (28) Photo: Slavik Titov Grampians Photo: Patrik Banda IFSC World Cup 2016 Photo: TeamAUS World Games 2017 Photo: Polski Zwiazek Alipinzmu 2017 Bouldering World Cup Photo: Yanne Golev 2014 Australian Lead Titles A selection of shots of Lucy competing and climbing outdoors throughout the years.

Crack Camp is the ultimate boot camp for crack climbers of all levels. Taught by the, accomplished in every size, Mary Eden @tradprincess in Indian Creek, this 3-day immersive experience includes an impressively high number of supervised crack routes, near-unlimited access to trad gear, professional photography of you in action, and individualized coaching from Mary and guest instructors.

Crack Camp alums have cited Crack Camp as the most significant experience of their climbing careers, not just because of the high-volume training and exposure to classic Indian Creek routes, but also because of the climbing partnerships and friendships formed.

Crack Camp hosts only the best of the best guest instructors alongside Mary Eden you just might see Brittany Goris @gorisb, Lor Sabourin @lor_sabourin, Aaron Livingston @livingstonaaron, Danny Parker @desertdannyp, Ashley Cracoft @ashleyreva, Jonathan Vickers @jonvickersphoto, Kaya Lindsay @onechicktravels, and more! Each one of our instructors has incredible climbing resumes consisting of 5.13-5.14 trad and are amazing teachers.

This 3-day immersive experience includes an impressive number of supervised crack routes, near-unlimited access to trad gear, professional photography of you in action, and individualized coaching from Mary and guest instructors.

Mary and her instructors were also super flexible about tailoring the curriculum to our needs. Experience levels ranged from basically never having crack climbed to being a 5.10 leader, and everyone got to focus on what they wanted to. I got to practice leading around my limit and taking my first whips on gear, and they were super patient with me throughout the whole process. They also checked in with each of us at the end of every day to make sure we were achieving our goals and working on the things that we were most interested in. By the end of the long weekend, most of us could barely walk (in a good way!).

These clinics are great for anyone with a general 5.9 fitness stoked on crack climbing! They are meant to take your trad/crack climbing to a whole new level. The clinic is led by AMGA single pitch Instructor and Assistant Rock Guide, Mary Eden. We will be keeping a low student-instructor ratio and have a professional photographer along for the entire clinic.

Day 1 we will meet and head to our 2WD group campsite and then off to our climbing destination! Will will camp together as a group each evening and climb together each day.During the clinics we will cover key concepts of crack climbing; fingers to fists, wide climbing technique, placing traditional climbing gear, tape gloves, leading, technical systems and much more.

We have the group site picked out, 2WD vehicles can comfortably access this location. We will arrange to carpool at Red River Adventures and take into consideration those who may not be heading back to Moab when the clinic concludes. If you choose to drive your own vehicle to the campsite make sure you have a full tank of gas.

Red River Adventures will provide all the rope, anchors and equipment needed to facilitate the clinic. You are however welcome to bring any gear that you have. This gives you an opportunity to use it while climbing with a guide, discuss the pros and cons of various pieces and explore what you might need in the future.

Why Choose RRA? - 20 years of doing it right!Since 2003, when rafting operations began, we have gone on to expand our operations into rock and ice climbing, canyoneering, guided ski touring, travel trips and outdoor education. We have hosted over 85,000 guests and spent over 110,000 days in the field! We are so proud that this has garnered 5-star rankings across all online review sites. Land or water our clients rave about the quality of our guides, the depth of their knowledge, their ability to teach and most importantly, how incredibly fun each is. We believe our past guest's comments make the decision easy!Back to top

Since we started this journey in 2003 we have safely hosted 85,000+ kids and adults and spent over 100,000 days rafting, climbing, canyoneering and skiing in Utah and around the world. RRA guides are at a minimum state licensed, insured and hold first aid and CPR certifications. Many of our river guides hold additional certifications in swift water rescue and whitewater instruction. Many, though not all, of our rock, ice, ski and canyoneering guides are AMGA trained or certified for the terrain they guide..Back to top

Red River Adventures tries to make your trip with us as easy as possible!What to bring is clearly outlined on the "what to pack" tab for each of our trips. We provide most, to all, necessary equipment for you to take part in our rock climbing, canyoneering and river trips. This includes all rock climbing and canyoneering equipment, boats and boating equipment, safety equipment, life jackets, guides, food, beverages, camping and kitchen equipment. In addition you are welcome to bring, or we can provide at NO ADDITIONAL COST, camping equipment including tents, sleeping bags and inflatable mattresses. You simply bring your own personal clothing and gear. We will provide trip specific lists to assist you in bringing the right things.Back to top

Red River Adventures will provide all of the technical equipment required to guide this clinic. However, climbers are strongly encouraged to bring personal climbing gear. Instructors will inspect any personal equipment prior to use on our trips. A full gear list will be distributed prior to the clinic.

This glossary of climbing terms is a list of definitions of terms and jargon related to rock climbing and mountaineering.[1][2][3] The specific terms used can vary considerably between different English-speaking countries; many of the phrases described here are particular to the United States and the United Kingdom.

When choosing the size of nut to place in a crack, keep in mind that generally more contact between the nut and the rock equals a stronger placement. This means that a larger nut is typically stronger than a smaller one.

In simple terms, cams work by converting the downward and outward pull of a fall into force against the walls of a crack. Together with friction this force can keep the cam in the crack and catch you when you fall.

Cams are generally easier and quicker to place than nuts: you pull the trigger to retract the cam lobes, insert the cam into the crack and release the trigger to allow the lobes to expand and contact the rock. However, for a cam placement to be secure you need to be competent in finding the right place to put the cam, choosing the right size cam and placing the cam.

To place a cam, unclip the appropriate size cam from your harness or gear sling and pull the trigger to retract the cam lobes. Insert the cam into the crack and release the trigger to allow the lobes to expand and contact the rock.

On the other end of the spectrum, a cam that is more than 90% retracted is at risk for getting permanently stuck in the crack. Over-retracting (over-camming) a cam is when you place a cam that is fully, or nearly fully, retracted.

If you have never done any climbing, or need a refresher, here'swhere to start. This is an introduction to the world of rock climbing with anemphasis on safety and fun. The class covers the absolute essentials forclimbing steep rock and is a valuable course for those wishing to pursuemountaineering. Course itinerary: equipment, knots, anchoring, belaying,communication signals, rating system, climbing techniques, and rappelling.Classes are taught on low-angle, moderate rock suitable for novices.

After reviewing fundamentals (knots, anchoring, and belaying)you'll complete a progression of climbs where a broad range of more challengingclimbing techniques are encountered, from the subtleties of edging and smearingused in face climbing, to jamming and liebacking used in crack climbing.Protected by a top-rope, each student is given personalized coaching and isallowed to progress to the limit of their ability. This class also includes anintroduction to anchoring fundamentals using nuts and camming devices.

This class provides you with the essentials to perform basic selfrescue skills for you and your partner. The itinerary includes: frictionhitches for slings and cord, improvised rope ascension, backing up rappels withan auto block knot, how to rescue a fallen climber using an auto-locking (ie.Gri-Gri) device, lowering system with a re-directed auto-locking device,lowering system with a munter hitch backed-up with an auto block knot, thetandem rappel system, and the basic 3 to 1 "Z" raising system with anauto-locking device.

This two-day course is the next step after theRockcraft Seminar and is the perfect coursefor the experienced indoor gym climber or sport climber who wishes to learn"trad" or traditional climbing. It's our most comprehensive anchoring courseand a prerequisite to our 2-Day Leading class. This course covers theessentials for trad climbing, including:


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