Crack Camp

Crack Camp with The Wide Boyz and Tradprincess!

Like boot camp but way better!

We’re bringing something special in 2020!

These crack climbing clinics are going to be FILLED with crack addicts!
Join Tradprincess and WIDE BOYZ, Tom Randall and Pete Whittaker for a 3-Day Crack Camp spring 2020.

The Wide Boyz are known for completing the first free ascent of Century Crack (5.14b), a 160-foot (49 m) off-width in Canyonlands National Park, Utah. The crack is considered the hardest off-width crack climb in the world! The duo have since kept climbing 5.14 cracks and establishing ridiculously hard first ascents. The cheeky pair of decidedly hilarious hard climbers are teaming up with TradPrincess a local climbing guide, photographer and crack obsessed ginger to put on, what is sure to be, an incredible 3 day clinic.

Two clinics jam packed with jamming technique, jamming gear, and plain old jamming fun!

Check out this video of the clinic.

SPRING 2020

April 24-26 – 3 Days $1795
April 18-19 – 2 Days $1195

Check availability and   Book online now!

Clinic dates are listed above, but we ask that participants plan an additional 2 days in Moab/Indian Creek(one before and one after). These “buffer days” gives us flexibility in the event that it rains. If the clinic is completed on the listed dates you are welcome to climb on your own, climb with us (additional fees would apply), or enjoy a day adventuring or exploring this beautiful area!


A message from the guides!

These crack clinics provide an immersion in a true desert climbing experience. We will camp, climb, eat, learn, struggle, fail and succeed together. We focus on creating an atmosphere where you can feel comfortable to be your most dorky self in a positive, fun and friendly environment, in the safest way, with the most stoked instructors. In short, we want to share climbing and this place, that we love so much, with you!

Our number one goal for the clinic is to provide you with a sense of accomplishment! We want you to achieve and exceed goals that you didn’t think you could reach and will work hard to make that happen. We want you to leave our clinic with gobies, tired muscles, new skills, a new or enhanced appreciation for our delicate ecosystem and the history of how this beautiful place came to be. We also hope that you leave our clinic with new friendships, partners to climb with and HUGE smiles!
It is for these reasons and so many more that we hope you choose our clinic to experience the most unique and inspiring climbing that this beautiful desert has to offer. We hope you join us for three days of hand-jamming, fist-stacking, ring-locking, silly-joking, fart-throwing, s’more-making madness!



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LOCATION

Moab, Utah. Surrounded by Canyonlands National Park and Indian Creek Moab is the epicenter of crack climbing in the USA. Crack Camp will be climbing at a variety of locations in the Moab/ Indian Creek area. You’ll find various parts of your body jammed in sandstone splitters during your time with us and you can be sure that you will leave with some of the best climbing memories of your life and a burning desire to return.

WHAT TO EXPECT

These clinics are best for climbers who climb 5.9 and above. They are meant to take your trad/crack climbing to a whole new level. The clinic is led by AMGA single pitch Instructor and Assistant Rock Guide, Mary Eden along with Tom Randall and Pete Whittaker. We will be keeping a low 3-1 student instructor ratio and have a professional photographer along for the entire clinic.

Day 1 we will meet and head to our 2WD group campsite and then off to our climbing destination! Will will camp together as a group each evening and climb together each day.
During the clinics we will cover key concepts of crack climbing; fingers to fists, wide climbing technique, placing traditional climbing gear, tape gloves, leading, technical systems and much more.

After the clinic our professional photographer will send you high quality images that you can share on social media, with friends and family, or place on your mantle or desk.

LOGISTICS

We have the group site picked out, 2WD vehicles can comfortably access this location. We will arrange car pooling at Red River Adventures and take into consideration those who may not be heading back to Moab when the clinic concludes. If you choose to drive your own vehicle to the campsite make sure you have a full tank of gas.

Please note! We will NOT be providing food! Please have what you need to eat for the duration of the clinic ready to go on the morning of day one.

We will be providing a full kitchen for the group to use. Everything needed for the group to cook, eat and clean up with will be available.

There will be cooler space for food and drink for those that are joining us from a distance. Alcoholic beverages are allowed at camp and Red River Adventures will be providing cooler space.

We will be bringing enough water for the group for each clinic.

Red River Adventures has tents, pads and sleeping bags for those that would prefer not to travel with these items. We will provide them at no cost.

Red River Adventures will provide all the rope, anchors and equipment needed to facilitate the clinic. You are however welcome to bring any gear that you have. This gives you an opportunity to use it while climbing with a guide, discuss pros and cons of various pieces and explore what you might need in the future.

We will provide a personal list of items that you should bring to be comfortable for multiple days of climbing and camping in the desert.

Topics covered

Review: We will review and expand upon your knowledge of the following.

  • Knots
  • Communication
  • Leave No Trace

Key concepts

  • Crack climbing, fingers to fists
  • Wide climbing technique
  • Placing traditional climbing gear
  • Tape gloves
  • Anchoring/cleaning

Movement

  • Crack climbing
  • fingers to Off-width
  • Movement efficiency
  • transitions for crack climbs
  • Wide climbing technique
  • Thin crack technique
  • Roof crack technique
  • General training tips

Anchoring

  • What makes a good anchor
  • Traditional gear‚ Cams, nuts, hexes and tri-cams
  • Fixed Hardware, trees and natural features
  • Extensions‚ how and why
  • Traditional climbing
  • Racking
  • Cleaning
Rescue and Retreat

  • Lowering
  • Rappelling
  • Bailing safely

Leading

  • Clipping
  • Racking for success
  • Strategy and efficiency
  • Route finding

Equipment

  • What is needed, what is not
  • Selection, proper use, storage and life expectancy

General

  • Use of guidebooks, climbing grades
  • Climbing myths
  • Hazard assessment

Rock Climbing Photo Gallery

Reviews

FAQ

TripAdvisor 5 Stars

Why Choose RRA? Red River Adventure's online reviews have consistently been excellent. Since 2003 no other company has received such high praise from guests. Water or land our clients rave about the quality of our guides, the depth of their knowledge, their ability to teach and most importantly, how incredibly fun they are. Still wondering who to book? We believe our past guest's comments make the decision easy!
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Your Safety is our number #1 concern

RRA has safely hosted 70,000+ kids and adults on our rafting, climbing, canyoneering and sking trips. RRA guides are at a minimum state licensed, insured and hold first aid and CPR certifications. Many of our river guides hold additional certifications in swift water rescue and whitewater instruction. Many, though not all, of our rock, ice, ski and canyoneering guides are AMGA trained or certified for the terrain they guide..
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Quality Equipment

When running trips quality equipment is paramount. RRA replaces its equipment on a regular basis. This ensures all the gear required to keep you safe and having fun is in top-notch shape.
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Reputation

RRA has earned the reputation of a professionally ran, top quality guide service. We are a tight knit family run business. Once you adventure with RRA we guarantee you'll be back for more.
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Do I need a reservation

YES! To guarantee space on the trip of your choice, we recommend reservations, especially on holidays and summer weekends. In order to provide the type of trip the we have become known for we do limit the number of people on a launch and we do fill up. In addition a lot goes into the planning of a river trip, including scheduling of guides, drivers, packing lunch for full-day and lunch trips and ensuring that our equipment is always in top-notch condition. Make a reservation as soon as you have a good idea of when you want to raft with us and you'll avoid disappointment. Feel free to call us about reservations at any time @ 1-877-259-4046 or email.
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About Age Limitations

Youth Rate = 15 years and younger!
Adults = 16 years and up!
All participants on river trips are required to wear a Coast Guard approved floatation device (PFD). For Fisher Towers trips we use an age limit of 5 and kids must weight at least 40 Lbs. On Climbing and Canyoneering trips the limit is 8 years of age. Ask yourself, what kind of previous outdoor experience has the child had? Use your considered judgment on the child's preparedness. On the other end, folks well into their 70's have adventured with us.
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Which Trip to Choose

We are thrilled to have the ability to offer such a wide variety or trips. We also realize that this can create confusion. We are a fantastic resource and look forward to helping you choose the trip that is perfect for you and your group. Please feel free to call or email with any questions you might have, we love to help. Often after a brief conversation with one of our staff the the answers become clear.
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Where do we park/leave our things

There is plenty of secure parking on site at our offices. Valuables can be locked in your vehicles and will be perfectly safe for the duration of your trip. In addition we are more than happy to store anything that you may be extra concerned about in our offices while you are on the river.
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Are there bugs

Thankfully there are usually very few to no bugs on our trips. The we travel through some of the driest terrain on the planet so there is generally no standing water for bugs to breed in. At the same time the current in the main river section is too swift to allow for breeding. This being said sometimes there are gnats or mosquitoes.
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What to Bring

Red River Adventures tries to make your trip with us as easy as possible! What to bring is clearly outlined on the "what to pack" tab for each of our trips. We provide most, to all, necessary equipment for you to take part in our rock climbing, canyoneering and river trips. This includes all rock climbing and canyoneering equipment, boats and boating equipment, safety equipment, life jackets, guides, food, beverages, camping and kitchen equipment. In addition you are welcome to bring, or we can provide at NO ADDITIONAL COST, camping equipment including tents, sleeping bags and inflatable mattresses. You simply bring your own personal clothing and gear. We will provide trip specific lists to assist you in bringing the right things.
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Where You Will Live and Sleep

A river trip is an outdoor experience and should be fun. There are no improved campgrounds along the river so we set up a portable sanitation facility each evening. It is very similar to an RV toilet except the view is much better and it doesn't flush. We provide hand washing stations and all dishes are done in a 4 step process ensuring complete sanitization. Previous camping experience is NOT required to participate in one of our trips, but you should be prepared and be comfortable with the idea of eating, sleeping, and living in the outdoors. Our guides are there to help and will provide as much or as little assistance as you wish to receive.
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What the Weather is Like

Be prepared for hot (75-110 F degrees) weather during June, July, and August. You can expect cooler temperatures (55-90 F degrees) during April, May, September, and October. August is usually the wettest month (short-lived but intense thunder showers).
April 73|42 May 84|50 June 85|58 July 101|64 Aug 98|63 Sept 89|53
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What You Will Eat

Most trips include all meals beginning with lunch on the first day and ending with lunch on the last day. No hot dogs and hamburgers here. Our menu includes plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, grilled meats and fish and even hot dutch oven desserts. Guests often remark that the food was remarkable and exceeded even their wildest expectations. Check out our Menu page for more details.
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About Swimming and Fishing

Swimming is as much a part of a great river trip as whitewater and cooking out. Guests are more than welcome to swim on all our river trips. There is no better place to be on a hot summer day than swimming alongside one of our rafts. Catfish and Carp are plentiful in the Colorado and Dolores Rivers, the kids often enjoy fishing when at camp.
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What Risks Are Involved

Red River Adventures has an unblemished safety record. We personally screen and train our employees vigorously each year. Each of our guides receives extensive instructions on safety, swift water rescue and first aid training. Our Climbing and Canyoneering guides are highly trained and many are AMGA certified. Our trips take place in rugged, remote "wilderness" settings. You should be in good general health to participate. Non-swimmers can go and are more than welcome. We provide Coast Guard approved life jackets for your safety.
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Beverages

We supply plenty of drinking water, lemonade, breakfast drinks, etc. on each trip.
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Alcohol Policy

Full and 1/2 Day Raft Trips: Alcohol or drugs are not to be consumed before or during trips. No refund will be given to those drinking alcohol or using drugs prior to a scheduled trip. Multi-Day Raft Trips: Alcohol or drugs are not to be consumed before or during time on the river. No refund will be given to those drinking alcohol or using drugs prior to river time. Alcohol may be consumed, in camp, on multi-day trips. Climbing/Canyoneering trips. Alcohol or drugs are not to be consumed before or during trips.
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Charter and Group Rates

Red River Adventures offers a group rate discount of 10% to groups of 10 or more. Additional rates reductions are available for school, club, church, or special-interest groups on some trips. We are happy to, when ever possible, customized trip lengths and itineraries. Please contact us for help in arranging your charter trip or for group rate information.
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What To Pack

Red River Adventures will provide all of the technical equipment required to guide this clinic. However, climbers are strongly encouraged to bring personal climbing gear. Instructors will inspect any personal equipment prior to use on our trips. A full gear list will be distributed prior to the clinic.

What is provided

  • All ropes, cams and anchors needed for the clinic
  • Group kitchen
  • Water
  • Group campsite
  • Helmets, harness and shoes (if needed)

What to pack – minimum

  • FOOD and SNACKS
  • NOTE: Red River is NOT providing food! Clinic participants are required to bring their own food!
  • Climbing pack
  • Camping gear
  • Water bottle
  • Shoes/sandals
  • Clothing

General

  • Please NOTE!!!! There is a time change from AZ to UT. We are 1 hour ahead of AZ.
  • There is plenty of secure parking at Red River. Valuables are safe in your vehicle.
  • At the end of all trips, we will return you to your starting location.
  • Guide gratuities are customary.

Reservations

Option #1 - Most of our Adventures can be booked by clicking the "Book Now" button for the trip you want.

Option #2 - For those trips that do not open a calendar Call 1-877-259-4046
or Email us through our Contact Page

Reservations are HIGHLY recommended! Many dates sell out far in advance!
A refundable payment is due to guarantee reservation.

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Accepted Credit Cards

Cancellations

Full and Half Day Trips

  • Changes to trip type, numbers or date are FREE prior to 7 days before departure.
  • Cancellation 7 days prior to departure subject to a $30 fee.
  • Cancellation between 7 days and 48 hours prior to departure are subject to a $10 per person or $30 minimum fee.
  • Cancellations, in part or full, within 48 hours of departure receive NO REFUND.
Please Note: NO REFUNDS for cancellations, in part or full, within 48 hours of departure.

Dolores and multi-day Fisher Towers trips

  • Changes to trip type, numbers or date are FREE prior to 7 days before departure.
  • Cancellation 7 days prior to departure receive a full refund less a $50 fee.
  • Cancellation, in part or full, within 7 days of departure receive NO REFUND.

International trips and clinics

  • Cancellation 45 days prior to departure receive a full refund less a $50 fee.
  • Cancellation within 45 days of departure receive NO REFUND.

General

RRA reserves the right to cancel any trip due to weather, insufficient bookings or any other circumstances beyond our control at anytime. RRA will make every effort to reschedule the date. Bookings that are unable to be rescheduled or are cancelled by RRA will receive a full refund.

Weather

Weather is part of the dynamic environment in which we operate. We may experience conditions that you do not consider ideal. If we determine that conditions are suitable for the activity you have booked and you instead wish to cancel/discontinue the trip, we will, whenever practical, end the trip at your request with no refund. If conditions are such that RRA deems it unwise to continue, we reserve the right to alter the itinerary, which may include, but may not be limited to, shortening of route or length of trip. We may also change venue or cancel the remainder of your trip. If, at time of cancellation, the trip is less than 1/2 complete, we will charge 50% of trip fee. If the trip is between 1/2 and completed, a full trip fee is charged.

Alcohol

Full and 1/2 Day Raft Trips: Alcohol or drugs are not to be consumed before or during trips. No refund will be given to those drinking alcohol or using drugs prior to a scheduled trip. Multi-Day Raft Trips: Alcohol or drugs are not to be consumed before or during time on the river. No refund will be given to those drinking alcohol or using drugs prior to river time. Alcohol may be consumed, in camp, on multi-day trips. Climbing/Canyoneering trips. Alcohol or drugs are not to be consumed before or during trips.