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Climbing for Families

The mission of Climbing for Families is to
utilize the fun and challenge of climbing to
build stronger families.

This mission is grounded in the fact that
climbing creates a powerful context, which facilitates…

  • A deepened awareness of mind, body and spirit
  • A strong bond of trust and confidence
  • Careful practice of clear and open communication

Climbing for Families provides a context in which greater understanding of self, confidence and trust in one’s partner, and communication about one’s own needs is fostered. In Climbing for Families, application of these same skills
and experiences to enhance everyday family relationships will be discussed and modeled.

       
 

Session I

Session II

Session I is designed for novice and beginning climbers and includes a basic introduction to climbing and communication techniques as follows:

Climbing Skills

  • Centered Climber techniques
  • Basic rope handling, knots, belaying, and careful
    progression of climbs develop trust and confidence

Communication Skills

  • Interpersonal contracts
  • Personal growth contracts
  • Risk Assessment Model
  • Personal Assessment Models
  • Post-event Processing Model

Dates and Times
June 5 (6:00-8:00 pm)
June 6-8 (4:30-8:30)

June 26 (6:00-8:00 pm)
June 27-29 (8:30-4:30)

July 10 (6:00-8:00 pm)
July 11-13 (8:30-4:30)

July 24 (6:00-8:00 pm)
July 25-27 (8:30-4:30)

Climbing Locations Include:
Eldorado Canyon, Flatirons, and Boulder Canyon

Session II is designed to build upon skills
introduced in Session I in order to progress to
an intermediate-level of climbing including the
following:

Climbing Skills

  • Introduction to protection and anchor systems and multi-pitch climbing
  • Rappelling
  • A culminating multi-pitch climb

Communication Skills

  • Continued application of techniques introduced in Session I

Dates and Times
July 31 (6:00-8:00 pm)
August 1-3 (8:30-4:30)

August 7 (6:00-8:00 pm)
August 8-10 (8:30-4:30)

August 21 (6:00-8:00 pm)
August 22-24 (8:30-4:30)

Session II dates may be used for Session I
courses based on enrollment requests

Climbing Locations Include:
Eldorado Canyon, Flatirons, and Boulder Canyon

   

Program Logistics

Program Costs

  • Sessions operate with 3-4 pairs to form 6-8
    person teams
  • Pairs can be any combination such as father-son,
    father-daughter, mother-son, or with uncles,
    aunts, big brothers or sisters, mentors, etc.
  • Build your own team and the team leader will
    receive a tuition discount or we will coordinate
    a team for you
  • Custom sessions for smaller groups or entire
    families are available upon request (see OLTS
    web site for other program offerings)
  • Sessions for dates other than those listed are
    available upon request
  • Session I, $495 per pair
  • Session II, $495 per pair
  • Team leaders pay $450 per pair

All participants must rent climbing shoes for each of the three field days. Local climbing stores rent shoes for $5-$10 per day. Be sure to reserve shoes at least a week in advance.

All other climbing equipment will be provided.

Sign Up:

To further discuss Climbing for Families or to receive registration materials contact Program Director, John P. Engel, at 303-919-5580 or Contact Us Form.

   

Staff Profiles

Rick Medrick, Ed.D.
OLTS Founder and Executive Director

  • Director of OLTS since 1973
  • Core Faculty for Prescott College
    graduate program in Adventure
    Education
  • Has practiced and taught tai chi for 25
    years and incorporates this martial art
    form in the teaching of climbing, skiing,
    and other wilderness pursuits

John Engel, M.A. in Psychology and Wilderness Experience

  • Former high school teacher and coach
  • Wilderness instructor and naturalist
  • Is passionate about using the outdoors to facilitate personal growth and development and awareness of nature

Michael Jospe, M.A. candidate in Transformational Learning

  • BA in Outdoor Recreation Leadership
  • Wilderness survival skills instructor
  • Helps people understand their personal gifts
    through their connections to others and the
    natural world

 

Shari Leach, Ph.D. candidate in
Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Professional group facilitator and mediator
  • National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS)
    Instructor
  • Believes passionately in climbing as a metaphor
    for life and personal choices

*All staff members are certified in first aid as wilderness first responders

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