ROCK CLIMBING ESSENTIALS
SPRING 2018 | 5th & 6th Grade

Coastal Maine is a well known destination in New England for rock climbing. Climbers from around the East Coast flock to Camden, Acadia and nearby areas to experience the accessible climbing that Maine has to offer. Our rock climbing program is provided in partnership with Atlantic Climbing School, whose entire staff is certified by the AMGA (American Mountain Guides Association) as either rock guides, rock instructors or single pitch instructors. Atlantic Climbing School has been in business for 23 years and specializes in rock climbing courses for all ages and abilities.

Rock climbing is an amazing way to experience our natural landscape in Midcoast Maine but must be done safely and responsibly. The course, which will be taught in the field, will consist of 12 hands on training sessions to ensure a safe, friendly and fun way to experience rock climbing.

This program starts to build the foundation of knowledge and skills that students will need to climb outdoors in a top rope setting. Equipment, belaying, anchors, rappelling, and climbing movement are all covered in detail.

If you are interested in outdoor rock climbing, rock climbing class, or rock climbing trips, take the challenge of a Sundog Outdoor Expedition. You will gain not only technical expertise and skills, but more importantly, you will discover a new focus and level of commitment to embracing challenge that will serve you for the rest of your life.

         Course Skills

Environmental awareness

Leave no trace ethics

Ecology

Route navigation

Trip preparation

Expedition-Menu Planning

Back-country cooking

Belaying

Rappelling