City of Rocks Climbing Trip

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Sun, 06/23/2013 - Fri, 06/28/2013


Rock climbing in sunny Idaho!  Frequently gracing the pages of domestic and international climbing magazines, Idaho’s City of Rocks is a world-class destination for rock climbers.  We’ll have four days of climbing on the rocks and five nights of camping among the incredible building-sized granite formations.  With 3000+ climbs to choose from, it is a perfect location for beginning climbers as well as aspiring leaders.

We will focus on climbs mostly in the 5.7-5.11 range, climbing primarily on traditional gear-protected routes, but there are many bolted routes (5.8 and up). We will set up top ropes on many climbs, and do a few multi-pitch routes as well, depending on skill levels. Students who have passed the leading on rock course and wish to practice leading will find this a good location. The rock is superb quality. Each day we will climb from the morning until dark (or after) and walk back to the vehicles for the short drive back to the campsite. We'll return to Portland on Saturday evening.

Both adults and trained students will belay those who are climbing. Although no previous climbing experience is necessary, participants will need to be responsible for their behavior, alert at all times and follow all the rules established by the group and the leader.

The cost of this six-day trip is $375.  The trip is open to graduating 8th graders and all Upper School Students.  You can sign up by sending an email to Peter Green at