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RockPro III Teen Sport Climbing Camp
Advanced Sport Climbing, difficulty 5.8 - 5.12
Ages 14 - 18

July 9 - 15, Rumney and Pawtuckaway, New Hampshire
August 6 - 12, Kamouraska, Quebec and Clifton, Maine

$1300.00

This camp focuses on climbing bolted sport routes and learning to lead them. Many campers in our prior camps have led routes from 5.8 – 5.12 in difficulty.

It is appropriate for students who have enough climbing experience (either in a gym or outdoors) to be very comfortable with fundamental skills such as belaying, top-roping, and basic climbing movement. We highly recommend completing RockPro III prior to this camp, although it is not a requirement. There is less focus on introductory climbing techniques in this course and more emphasis on learning to lead bolted sport climbs.

Campers will learn many essential sport climbing skills including bolt placement and assessment, correct hanger clipping, lowering off, and transitioning to rappels from climbing.

FIRST ASCENTS! Campers frequently get to work with IFMGA guide Jon Tierney to select, clean, drill and place bolts on a few new routes in the Clifton Crags. And of course if you created it, you get to try to lead it and name it.

Of course, it wouldn't be a climbing camp without lots of time on the rock honing your movement skills and learning new techniques & tricks to increase your climbing efficiency, either on lead or with the added mental security of a top-rope depending on what you & your guides think you're ready for.

We highly recommend completing RockPro II prior to this although it is not required. If you have some climbing experience and would like to learn more about sport climbing technique then this is the course for you. The Quebec session will visit Maine's largest sport climbing area in Clifton and then journey to climb on the white cliffs of southern Quebec along the Saint Lawrence waterway. Session II will travel to Rumney Rocks in New Hampshire. Both areas are known for their excellent sport climbing routes.

GENERAL ITINERARY FOR QUEBEC / CLIFTON TRIP
Day 1: Travel to Kamouraska, Quebec
Day 2 - 4: Kamouraska, Quebec for great sport climbing.
Day 5: Kamouraska, Quebec in a.m. for more sport climbing then return to Maine. Camp at Park's Pond Campground.
Day 6: Climb some of Maine's best steep face climbing in Clifton. Camp at Park's Pond Campground.
Day 7: Return to Orono base and travel home or rest up for the next week of camp.

GENERAL ITINERARY FOR RUMNEY / PAWTUCKAWAY TRIP
Day 1: Travel to Pawtuckaway State Park, NH (campers may be dropped off in NH if desired)
Day 2: Sample great bouldering and review core climbing principles.
Day 3 - 6: Travel to Rumney, NH for great sport climbing at New England's most well known sport climbing crag.
Day 7: Return to Orono base and travel home or rest up for the next week of camp.

It is our goal to send RockPro III campers home with basic technical competencies related to sport climbing and a greater desire to climb more.

ACCOMODATIONS
Campers will sleep in tents separated by gender. We stay in public campgrounds (Mountain Pines Campground at Rumney or along the Saint Lawrence Seaway in Quebec) which have shower and bath facilities.

MEALS
Overnight  campers join the leaders in preparing delicious, healthy camp meals. Vegetarian options are available as well. Sample evening meals include pasta with sauce and salad, vegetable stir fry w/ chicken side, etc.

MEETING / PICK UP LOCATIONS FOR ROCKPRO III CAMPERS
Meets at Alpenglow Adventure Sports / Acadia Mountain Guides Climbing School at 92 Main St. (Route 2), Orono, ME, unless otherwise announced.  Meeting time on the first day (Sunday) is 11:00 a.m. Pick up will be at the same location at 11:00 a.m. on the final day (Saturday).

ALTERNATIVE NEW HAMPSHIRE DROP OFF / PICK UP FOR ROCKPRO III AT PAWTUCKAWAY AND RUMNEY:
Campers may also be dropped off at 4:00 pm on Sunday at Pawtuckaway State Park in New Hampshire and picked up Friday evening at 5:00 p.m. at the Rumney Ledges parking area in Rumney, NH.

TUITION INCLUDES
All meals and snacks
Transportation during camp
24 hour supervision by experienced camp staff with wilderness medicine training
PCIA or AMGA credentialed instructors

WANT MORE? YOU CAN COMBINE THIS CAMP AND SAVE OFF EACH ADDITIONAL CAMP
Up to six weeks of rock climbing and adventure camps can be combined for greater savings. Create your own sequence of adventure. The possibilities are nearly limitless, just like the fun! Register for multiple camps: Save $50.00 off second camp, $75.00 off third, $100.00 off fourth, etc.

DISCOUNTS
USA Climbing members receive a 15% discount up to January 15th, 10% to February 15th and 5% discount to March 15th.

SCHOLARSHIPS
A limited number of partial scholarships are available.

EQUIPMENT LIST FOR ROCKPRO III CAMPS
__Day pack – appx 30L (1800 ci)                                   
__Backpack or duffel bag large enough to hold all your gear
__20 - 30 degree sleeping bag *
__72” x 24” ground pad or inflatable pad such as ThermaRest *
__Crazy Creek camp chair (optional)
__2 one-quart water bottles
__Hiking shoes or sturdy sneakers
__Insulating inner layer of clothing such as  polypropylene  
__Insulating middle layer of clothing such as fleece or wool
__Lightweight, loose fitting long pants that dry quickly
__Warm socks (wool)
__Hat
__Shorts
__2 tee shirts
__Rain jacket and pants
__Towel
__Headlamp or flashlight
__Journaling supplies (optional)
_Sunscreen / lip balm
__Insect repellent
__Unbreakable cup, bowl, spoon and fork
__Toilet kit (toothbrush, comb, etc)
__Camera (optional)

Climbing Gear
__Climbing Shoes *
__Climbing Harness *
__Belay Plate / Locking Carabiner *
__Chalkbag *
__Quickdraws (optional)

* Rentals available

VERY IMPORTANT
In order to travel to Quebec, Canada participants are required to have the following:
__Letter of permission from parents (see attached)
__Valid Passport

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