Custom Trad Climbing Trips

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Overview:

Explore the best of Wyoming trad climbing when you book a custom trip with Wyoming Mountain Guides!  Famous for its hard offwidths, funky rock formations, and unique ecosystems of the high desert, Wyoming is the perfect place to develop your trad climbing (i.e. climbing with removable protection) skills.  Our guide team of talented trad climbers specializes in teaching people how to safely and efficiently place protection, build anchor systems, and climb cracks of all shapes and sizes.  So whether you’re just learning how to hand jam or you really want to learn how to armbar your way up a testpiece Wyoming offwidth, we are the guides for you!

Locations:

We are permitted to guide custom trad climbing trips in several world class trad climbing destinations across Wyoming:

 

Learn more about these and other rock climbing destinations that we guide in Wyoming.

Dates:

Our custom trad climbing trips are available upon request in most locations May – October.

Lessons:

Our custom trad climbing trips include personalized instruction on the following topics and techniques:

  • Gearing up for trad climbing
  • Objective hazards and risk management
  • Foundations of trad climbing safety systems, including protection, anchors, belaying, and self-rescue
  • Specialized crack climbing movement and techniques
  • Leave No Trace and “Beyond Leave No Trace” practices
  • Lessons on each area’s geology, ecology, archaeology, and history

These hands-on lessons are accompanied by top-rope climbing on routes of your choice.

Sample itinerary:

Sample 2 day custom trad climbing course itinerary for Vedauwoo:

Day 1 – Perfecting the hand jam

  • 8am – Meet at Vedauwoo fee area for gear check and safety orientation
  • Drive to trailhead
  • Review goals and hazards
  • Hike to crag and gear up
  • Hand crack climbing technique lesson
  • Toprope climbing on classic hand cracks (such as Sunny Day and Bill Steal at Valley Massif or Ed’s Crack on Walt’s Wall)
  • Active protection lesson – how to place SLCDS and tricams
  • Mock leading session on hand crack of your choice
  • 4pm – Debrief

Day 2 – Fingers and Offwidths

  • 8am – Meet at Vedauwoo fee area for gear check and safety orientation
  • Drive to trailhead
  • Review goals and hazards
  • Hike to crag and gear up
  • Finger crack climbing technique lesson
  • Toprope climbing on classic finger cracks (such as Captain Nemo on the Nautilus or 5.11 Crack on Fall Wall)
  • Passive protection lesson – how to place nuts
  • Mock leading session on finger crack of your choice
  • Offwidth crack climbing technique lesson
  • Toprope climbing on classic offwidths (such as Fantasia on Poland Hill or Jay’s Solo on the Short Wall)
  • 4pm – Debrief
Rates:

Full day:

Size of Party 1 2 3 4 5 6
Youth $325 $450 $575 $650 $700 $775
Families n/a $475 $600 $675 $750 $825
Adults $350 $500 $625 $725 $800 $875

Two days:

Size of Party 1 2 3 4 5 6
Youth $475 $675 $850 $975 $1075 $1175
Families n/a $700 $875 $1025 $1125 $1225
Adults $550 $750 $925 $1075 $1175 $1275
Contact Us:

Interested in booking a custom trad climbing trip?  Feel free to ask us any questions you might have about the course!

Additional information

Party Type

Adult, Family, Youth

Size of Party

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Duration of the Course

1 Day, 2 Days

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