Outdoor Educational
Climbing Clinics

She Sends Collective believes that all climbers deserve access to high quality education that allows them to not only enjoy climbing, but steer their climbing wherever they see fit in a safe and growth promoting way. Through our educational clinics at She Sends, our goal is to provide accessible and standardized learning opportunities to women and genderqueer climbers that doesn’t have to come with the price tag that reflects the quality of the education. Our clinics help climbers feel empowered by being more self-sufficient and confident in stepping into their power.

All educational climbing clinics are offered on a unique payment model, which is the first of its kind in this industry. This payment model allows people to choose to pay what they can afford based on the standard rate for each clinic.  Participants can choose to pay as little as 25% of the standard rate, and as much as 125% of the standard rate, which gives a bit of a donation to allow us to keep this system running for years to come.

The standard rates for the clinics are below: 2-day clinics are $350, 1-day rope climbing clinics ($270), and bouldering clinics are $77.

Fear To Courage:

Fear of Falling

This clinic is designed for participants to begin or continue their journey with working through the fear of falling on lead. Participants will have the opportunity to climb as we tease into the root cause of the fear and begin to make actionable steps in managing this fear. Participants can expect a day of mindset work, climbing, and practicing taking falls in a safe, encouraging and non-traumatic environment, but know this isn’t your typical fear of falling workshop. You won’t be asked to take falls all day long.

The clinic walks you through the process of fear management of leading/falling in a gentle, thoughtful and very safe way taking care to not cause trauma, both emotionally, mentally and physically.

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.

Gym 2 Crag Outdoor Clinic

The Gym 2 Crag Outdoor Clinic is designed to help participants feel more empowered and knowledgeable when it comes to transferring their indoor climbing skills to the outdoors. In this two-day event, we will cover risk assessments, building + assessing + cleaning sport climbing anchors, communication between climber + belayer and LNT ethics. We will also cover basics like “what gear should I buy” and “what I should wear outdoor climbing.” By the end of the weekend you will be armed with knowledge about outdoor skills, technical systems and many tips and tricks to help you have the best outdoor climbing experience possible.

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.

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.

Outdoor Movement + Technique

Our Outdoor Movement + Technique clinic is perfect for anyone who wants to learn how to become a more efficient climber. In this clinic we will be top roping while learning about the importance of footwork, leg + hip utilization, core and how to be efficient with the arms. The day will be filled with education and drill practice on the wall. We will make sure you know how to continue this practice indoors and on your own beyond the clinic.

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. Additionally, you must be able to climb 5.9 without falling or taking while on top rope.

Intro To Outdoor Top Roping

Our Intro to Outdoor Top Roping clinic is wonderful for anyone who wants to learn how to set up safe outdoors systems to climb outside, whether you’re able to lead sport outside or not. Top roping is one of the most accessible forms of climbing because it gives you the freedom to climb routes without having to lead it. This clinic will cover basic outdoor skills and technical systems for setting up top ropes outdoors.

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. Additionally, you must be able to climb 5.9 without falling or taking while on top rope.

Intro to Crack Camp

Our Intro To Crack Camp clinic is a two-day event focusing on teaching the basics of crack climbing technique (specifically for hand, fist, fingers and off-width sizes), rope management, and 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 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.

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