We are so pleased to announce that we will be offering “The Art of Offwidth Climbing” clinic with Pamela Shanti-Pack!
Fall dates are September 27 – 29 and October 11 – 13! Come join one of the best off-width climbers in the world for an amazing weekend of offwidth climbing mastery and hone your skills for the art of offwidth war!
Location: Indian Creek and Moab, UT
Clinic Cost: $825 + Taxes and Fees
Clinic 1: September 27-29th
Clinic 2: October 11-13th
This Moab and Indian Creek offwidth climbing clinic, developed by off-width master Pamela Shanti Pack, is a great way to get into offwidth climbing and/or improve your offwidth skills. Offwidth cracks are too narrow to fit your whole body into and too wide to use standard crack climbing techniques. In this intensive three-day clinic, you will be introduced to basic and advanced offwidth climbing skills that will have you crushing wide cracks in style.
This clinic will give you the chance to learn techniques and tricks from world renowned offwidth masters who have been in the sport for decades and who have established hundreds of first ascents and worldwide test-pieces. You will also have the opportunity to experience some of the desert sandstone wide classics around Moab and Indian Creek. Each group is capped at 10 guests, so you will receive plenty of individual attention.
You must be proficient with basic knots, climbing commands and have experience belaying. The climbs in the Indian Creek clinic start at 5.10 and may seem strenuous to the uninitiated. The Art of Offwidth clinic is intended for climbers who at a minimum can follow 5.9 traditional climbs or 5.10 sport.
Learning to tape your hands for offwidth.
Beginning to advanced offwidth techniques: Various types of hand-stacks (butterfly stacks, hand-fist stacks, fist-fist stacks)
“Leavittation” history and techniques
Leg-jams and heel-toes
Introduction to Inverts
Tips and techniques for leading offwidths such as reading the route, gear placement and removal, safely bumping cams, getting around your big pro, managing a big rack, strategic placement of Big Bros and gear tagging techniques.
We will have DMM Dragon cams, Trango Big Bros, 9” Valley Giants and 9” Merlin cams for you to practice placing.
Rope management techniques for offwidth.
Learning how to pace yourself, rest and move efficiently.
Managing fear and improving your mental game.
“The Pain Game” – how to manage pain on offwidths.
Fitness and training for offwidths.
Miscellaneous offwidth trickery.
Note: We will not have time for guests to lead pitches on this course, but one of our goals is to prepare you to start leading safely and/or improve your lead level. We want you to be the person who happily volunteers to lead the dreaded offwidth pitch no one else wants to lead!
We will have a professional photographer, Sierra Farquhar, shooting photos on ropes from above throughout the weekend. After the clinic, all photos will be uploaded and everyone will be sent a link so you can download high-resolution versions.
PAMELA SHANTI PACK’S SPONSORS
We thank them for their involvement!