Outdoor Educational
Climbing Clinics

She Sends Collective believes that all climbers deserve access to quality education that allow them to not only enjoy climbing, but steer their climbing wherever they see fit in a safe and growth promoting way. Not only do our clinics provide quality education, but they also help climbers feel empowered by becoming more self-sufficient and confident. Through our educational clinics, our goal is to provide accessible and standardized learning opportunities to women and genderqueer climbers regardless of financial status. 

In 2021, we introduced our unique sliding scale payment model for all of our Outdoor Educational Clinics, and as such we were the first in this industry to introduce this. This payment model is based on the honor system and allows participants to pay what feels best for them and their budget. Here’s how it works: 

We’ve assigned each clinic a standard rate that we would typically charge. Participants may choose to pay as little as 25% of that standard rate, and anything up from there. This program is able to survive because some are able to pay the full standard amount, and because others have donated to help give us a cushion. Because of participants and donors alike, we are able to breakdown the financial barriers that exist for quality outdoor climbing education as well as pay all of our femme guides a competitive rate to their male counterparts. 

The Standard Rates for our clinics are as follows: 

Two-Day clinics: $350

One-Day Clinics: $270

Thanks to adidas Terrex, She Sends Collective is offering 6 full/partial scholarships to the remaining outdoor educational clinics for 2022 (excluding Camp + Climb and Crack Camp). More information below.

Climb + Coffee Mornings

June 26, July 10, August 7, September 11 and October 9

Climb + Coffee Mornings are a series of community events for self-identifying women and gender queer folks to meet new climbing partners, get in some laps outdoors, and enjoy some coffee, snacks and other beverages at the crag. 

These events are raising money to create more sustainability for our sliding scale payment model that help provide more opportunity for quality education for self-identifying women + genderqueer folks in our community, while also ensuring an above average pay rate for our femme guides compared to their male counterparts. 

Click below for more details + to register. All registration fees (min $25 per event) go toward our goal of raising $10,000 for the remainder of 2022.

Thanks to our sponsors for Climb + Coffee for their support with our mission!

Moxie, LaSportiva, Hanuman Chai, Patter Bar, Nikki’s Cuppa Spice and Sati Soda

Intro To Trad Climbing

Our Intro to Trad Climbing clinic is a two-day clinic designed to teach the basics of leading trad climbing outdoors. This clinic is great for those new to traditional climbing or those who are trying to refine their placements and knowledge. We will cover gear selection + care, effective gear placements, anchor building + management, and leader safety including discussion on falling + fall factors. Participants will have the opportunity to build anchors from the ground, and mock lead while placing trad placements.

Prerequisites:

Participants must have the ability to safely top rope belay and climb a minimum of 5.8 on top-rope. Additionally participants must feel comfortable tying in with a figure-8 follow through knot, and be able to hike on uneven terrain with a pack on for less than a mile.

Intro To Outdoor Bouldering

Our Intro to Outdoor Bouldering clinic is designed to help participants feel more empowered and confident going bouldering outdoors responsibly. We will cover pad placements, spotting techniques, LNT ethics, and personal risk assessment. In addition, there will be time to cover some technique coaching + plenty of climbing!

Prerequisites:

Participants need to be able to hike/walk on uneven terrain with a pack and/or crash pad on their back for about a mile.

Intro to Lead Climbing Outdoors: Sport Climbing

Our Intro to Lead Climbing Outdoors clinic is designed to teach participants the skills required to lead sport climbing outdoors. We will cover gear selection + safety, personal risk assessment, safety, clipping, belaying, & rope management. All participants will have the opportunity to mock lead. Mock-leads are simulated lead climbs that allow climbers the opportunity to practice clipping quickdraws and managing the rope from the security of a top rope.

Prerequisites:

Participants must have the ability to safely top rope belay and to climb a minimum of 5.9 on top-rope.

Anchors + Rappelling Clinic

In the Intro to Anchors + Rappelling clinic, the focus is on learning basic sport climbing anchors, cleaning anchors, and rappelling and less on the climbing aspect. First we will learn how to build and clean anchors on anchor boards and ground anchors. And then we will give you the opportunity to clean, under guide supervision, an anchor and rappel.

Prerequisites:

Participants must be able to belay on toprope, feel comfortable tying in with a figure-8 follow through knot, and be able to hike on uneven terrain with a pack on for less than a mile. There is no minimum grade you need to climb.

Camping + Climbing Weekends

Our Camping + Climbing Weekends are built to provide safe space for participants the opportunity to come together, learn climbing skills, and enjoy the outdoors under the guidance of climbing guides, coaches and other professionals.

Each weekend will have a specific educational/climbing skill focus and will be in various locations in and around Colorado, Utah and West Virginia.

Crack Climbing 101

This one-day clinic is designed for those who would like to learn how to crack climb!! Education will focus on hand, fist, fingers and off-width sizes, crack climbing footwork, tape gloves, and more. All climbing will be done on top rope.

Prerequisites:

Participants must be able to belay on top-rope, feel comfortable tying in with a figure-8 follow through knot, and be able to hike on uneven terrain with a pack on for less than a mile.

Outdoor Movement + Technique

At the Outdoor Movement + Technique clinic, we will teach you different drills to fit your technical needs to help make you more efficient of a climber. This can include footwork, hip utilization, upper body efficiency, breathing, pacing, active resting and more depending on what your specific needs are.

Prerequisites:

Participants should be able to hike/walk on uneven terrain with a pack on their back for about a mile, tie in using a figure eight follow through knot, and climb 5.9 on top rope cleanly.  

Crack Camp

Our Crack Camp weekend is a 3- day event held in Indian Creek/Moab UT, created to provide space to come together, learn new skills or refine existing skills, and challenge each other in a beautiful outdoor setting. The educational piece of the weekend will focus on crack climbing technique (specifically for hand, fist, fingers and off-width sizes), rope management for leading/crack climbing, and trad gear protection tips + tricks. We will also cover the basics such as how to tape your hands for protection and crack climbing footwork. All climbing will be done on top rope with the opportunity to mock lead if desired.

Prerequisites:

Participants must be able to belay on top-rope, feel comfortable tying in with a figure-8 follow through knot. **Additionally the hiking to the cliffs in Indian Creek can be quite steep. It is important that participants feel comfortable hiking on uneven, inclined, terrain with a pack on for a mile or less (one way).

Self Rescue

Self-rescue is one of the most important and most under-utilized skills for many climbers who climb both multi-pitch and single pitch climbs. This two-day clinic is designed for any climber who climbs outdoors and is ready to develop skills that could make the difference between having a small misadventure or full blown emergency that requires rescue. This course will help you be competent at helping yourself and your partner in emergencies. 

Prerequisites:

Participants need to be able to climb 5.6 comfortably, have experience rappelling, and can tie basic knots such as the figure eight follow-through, clove hitch and Munter hitch (we will cover these knots, but only briefly).

Intro to Mulitpitch

The Intro to Multi-Pitch Climbing clinic was built to teach you the necessary skills to climb safely and efficiently in a 2-3 person party, multiple pitches off the ground. This clinic covers multi pitch anchors, belay techniques and best applications, rope management, verbal commands and more. 

Prerequisites:

Participants are required to feel confident either leading sport climbing or traditional climbing single pitches, comfortably climb 5.9 without falling, and hike less than a mile on varied terrain with a pack on.

Pushing Your grade

This one-day clinic is designed for those who are psyched to learn reappointing tactics, and work on the mindset required to try things that are outside of our comfort zone. 

Prerequisites:

Participants must be able to lead climb and lead belay (certified at a gym or practice regularly), and feel comfortable climbing on 5.9. You don’t need to send 5.9 per se, but having comfort with just getting on them is ideal. Additionally participants need to be able to hike on uneven terrain with a pack on for less than a mile. 

Fear to courage: managing the fear of falling

This clinic is designed for participants to learn how to take lead falls appropriately, better manage the fear of falling, how to take more appropriate risks and thereby better commit to your climbing. Participants can expect two days of mindset work, climbing, and practicing taking falls in a safe, encouraging and non-traumatic environment. Taking lead falls is not a requirement, however it is encouraged since it will be a safe space to do so. 

Prerequisites:

Participants need to be able to hike/walk on uneven terrain with a pack on their back for about a mile.  Participants are required to already know how to lead and practice it regularly, although leading is not required for the clinic (but highly encouraged). 




The purpose of the Adidas Terrex Education Scholarship is to break down financial barriers that exist for quality education for rock climbing. She Sends + Adidas Terrex believe everyone should have access to quality education! She Sends Collective offers all of our Outdoor Educational Clinics on a sliding scale to help create more equity to quality education, however we know that barriers still exist. Quality education for rock climbing is extremely important as our sport is growing exponentially – we want climbers to be safe in their journey and be able to have the skills necessary take climbing wherever they want to.  adidas Terrex has helped us create room for 6 full and partial scholarships into our outdoor educational programs for the remainder of our 2022 outdoor season!! 

All women + gender queer folks (aged 18+) are encouraged to apply, however priority will go towards those who identify as women, LGBTQIA2S+ or who identify as Black, Indigenous, and/or a Person of Color including Latinx, Asian and mixed race. 

Clinics that qualify for the the adidas Terrex Education Scholarship include: 

  • Pushing Your Grade – September 3 – Clear Creek, CO 
  • Intro to Multi-pitch – September 3 & 4 – Front Range, CO
  • Crack 101 – September 10 – Front Range, CO
  • Intro to Outdoor Leading – October 1 – Clear Creek, CO 
  • Self Rescue – October 1 & 2 – Front Range, CO
  • Fear to Courage – October 15 & 16 – Front Range, CO
  • Anchors + Rappelling – October 22 – Front Range, CO
  • Outdoor Movement + Technique – October 22 – Front Range, CO
  • Molly Mitchell Clinic (topic TBD) – October 29 – Front Range, CO
  • Intro to Trad – November 12 & 13 – Front Range, CO 
 
Applications close on Tuesday, August 30 at noon MST. 

Winners will be announced on Wednesday, August 31! 

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