Vedauwoo’s Premier Offwidth Climbing Clinic!
Our Vedauwoo Offwidth Climbing Clinic with Mary Eden is a unique opportunity to learn from one of the most talented offwidth climbers in the country in a world class trad climbing area famous for its offwidth crack climbs! Over the course of 3 days you will work with Mary Catherine Eden, a visiting guide and accomplished offwidth climber, and two of our resident Vedauwoo guides to hone your offwidth climbing techniques in a wide variety of offwidth crack sizes. Lessons will primarily focus on specific techniques for climbing offwidth cracks including (but not limited to) hand stacks, arm bars, chicken wings, heal toe jams, knee locks, chimneying, and inversions. Lessons will take place at various crags throughout the greater Vedauwoo area that allow for focusing on particular offwidth crack sizes, making for an excellent opportunity to explore and gain familiarity with this world class offwidth climbing area.
July 21-23, 2023
Vedauwoo Climbing Area, Buford Wyoming
These rates reflect the labor intensive nature of this clinic for our guides, including multiple days of scouting, extensive planning, risk management, and travel. Rates include all equipment – no hidden fees.
- $750 for non-WYMG alumni
- $700 for WYMG alumni
More about the lead instructor
Mary Catherine Eden, a Kentucky transplant, moved to Moab and fell in love with the rocks, canyons, and desert life. Originally an endurance horse trainer, she turned into a rock climbing fanatic! Mary is currently an AMGA Rock Guide Apprentice training for her Advanced Rock Guide course. Her favorite kind of climbing involves long days with scenic summits, unique Indian Creek splitters, and crazy wide cracks. If she isn’t in a canyon or climbing a route then you’ll most likely find her delving into climbing photography. After volunteering for the National Park Service for six months, Mary discovered her love of guided walks and entered the guiding industry. She is stoked and excited for every new season!
Certifications: AMGA Single Pitch Instructor, AMGA Apprentice Rock Guide, WFR, CPR
This clinic is open to adult climbers with prior crack climbing experience and a competent understanding of trad climbing safety systems who want to focus on improving their offwidth crack climbing technique. Due to the challenging nature of offwidth climbing in Vedauwoo, we recommend that participants have a good base of climbing fitness and have experience crack climbing 5.9 or harder.
Spots are limited so sign up soon! To reserve your spot in this clinic we require either a 25% deposit or full payment at the time of booking. We will then send you a confirmation email with detailed logistical information, signup form, release agreement, and invoice for the remainder if applicable. Deposits are non-refundable in case of cancellation within two weeks of the clinic.
Questions about the clinic? Please reach out to us via email.