WCCA 2019 Summer Camps
JUNE 17 - JUNE 30
Location: Maple Canyon, Utah
Maple Canyon sits in the heart of the Uinta Mountains centrally located in the heart of Utah state. Maple is one of the most unique sport climbing destinations in the world due to its conglomerate formations and boasts a plethora of rock climbing for all abilities ranging from 5.8 to 5.14 offering a range of styles from long and pumpy, to short, powerful, and bouldery.
Athletes should have a strong foundation of 5.10 leading prior to truly enjoy the opportunities of this two-week trip. Coaches will provide specific instructional support for athletes looking to work on their red-pointing skills within the realm of outside climbing while addressing proper safety practices. Maples unique style of climbing provides opportunities for athletes to work specifically on body positioning and core strengthening in order to move through the overhanging cobblestone routes in the canyon.
For accommodations, athletes will be camping at the Maple Canyon Campground which is within walking distance to almost all of the climbing. The campsites provide toilets and picnic areas for cooking, while water will be provided by World Class Academy. Ephraim is the closest populated city located 20 miles away with amenities for water and food refilling and supplies when needed on rest days.
JULY 22 - AUGUST 4
Course Location: Squamish B.C. Canada
Meet-Up / Drop-off: either Vancouver BC or Portland, OR
Nestled in the temperate rainforest of the Pacific Northwest, over 2,500 boulder problems lie beneath the giant monolith of the Chief Wall outside of Squamish, British Columbia. With no single specific characteristic of climbing style, the bouldering in Squamish provides opportunities for athletes to address their strengths as well as their weaknesses. This two-week trip will absolutely blow the minds of any athlete, with a seemingly endless amount of problems to try projects or enjoy some the moderate classics of the area.
Squamish’s range of boulder problems will challenge any climber of all abilities, however having a strong foundation of V4-V5 bouldering ability minimum will allow you to truly enjoy this trip to the fullest. Coaches will work with athletes to hone bouldering sequences and climbing skills through the duration of the trip based on each athletes’ abilities. Coaches will provide structure and help facilitate each athlete to become a proficient, safe spotter, and help them master the art of pad placement.
Through the duration of this amazing trip, athletes will be camping at the Stawamus Chief Provincial Park Campground which provides breathtaking views of the Chief Wall. The campsites supply all the car camping amenities, including picnic area, fresh drinking water, toilets, and warm showers for a small fee. The campsite is a short drive into the town of Squamish proper, providing easy opportunities to replenish on supplies and enjoy the comforts of civilization on rest days.