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Clinics

This year we are proud to partner with The Mountain Bureau again expand our clinic offering at the Index Climbers Festival. Please use the links below to read more about each clinic before registering.

Clinic registration opens August 15th!

 
 
 

All climbing and rescue clinics are administered by the Mountain Bureau.  

 

You can find more information about all of the Index Climbers Festival clinics on their Festival Website. 

All participants must register, prepay and complete a waiver form through the Mountain Bureau in order to participate in a clinic. 

Friday 

September 16, 2022
2:00 - 6:00pm

NEW!

Lower Town Wall Cragging with The Mountain Bureau

Join the guides of The Mountain Bureau for an afternoon/evening of Cragging at Index Lower Town Wall. This is a great event for people new to climbing at Index or for anyone looking for tips to help them with their project. Our guides will be available for setting up top ropes, belaying, and impromptu skills instruction. We do all of the work, you and your friends show up and climb.

Cost:       $60.00 per person
Length:   4 Hours 
Ratio:     6:1 student to instructor (max. 18 students)
Level:     Best suited for All Climbers

Register Here

Saturday 

September 17, 2022
9:00am - 4:00pm

Face Climbing Movement Clinic  SOLD OUT! 
Spend the day working on techniques required to ascend Index's technical faces. Join your Mountain Bureau Instructor for a download on the tricks of the trade that will get you sending towards your aspired grade in a solid and positive environment. This clinic will help climbers focus on skills to improve the accuracy of foot placement, eye-to-body coordination, climbing without getting too “pumped” and overall efficiency on climbs. Climbing Movement is not just a clinic for beginners, but also for more advanced climbers who have never had any formal instruction on technique.

Cost:         $85.00 per person
Length:     7 Hours 
Ratio:       6:1 student to instructor (max. 12 students)
Level:       Best suited for Novice to Intermediate Climbers

Join the Waitlist

 

Crack Climbing Movement Clinic  SOLD OUT! 

Crack climbing is not a intuitive form of climbing. It is a learned technique and an acquired taste. This clinic will cover the fundamentals of crack climbing while giving you plenty of time to practice the various techniques. In addition we will improve your cragging techniques as we as introduce you to the elements of being a good partner to a leader using traditional protection. Join your Mountain Bureau Guide for a download on the tricks of the trade that will get you sending towards your aspired grade, in a solid and positive environment. This clinic is geared toward climbers starting their crack climbing journey and will focus on climbs in the 5.7 to 5.9 grade range.

Cost:         $85.00 per person

Length:     7 Hours 
Ratio:       6:1 student to instructor (max. 12 students)
Level:       Best suited for Novice to Intermediate Climbers

Join the Waitlist

Advanced Crack Climbing  and Trad Clinic SOLD OUT! 

The proper techniques to climb cracks is a common weaknesses of modern rock climbers. This skill is critical if you wish to see your full potential as rock climber at Index or in the mountains. This clinic will cover the fundamentals of crack climbing while giving you plenty of time to practice the various techniques. In addition you will get an introduction to racking on your harness as well as placing gear in a mock-lead setting. Join the guides of the Mountain Bureau to help you get sending towards your aspired grade in a fun and low-stress environment. This clinic will help climbers focus on the the learned skill sets of crack climbing and the overall efficiency of movement while crack climbing. This clinic is geared toward climbers progressing into leading cracks and will focus on climbs in the 5.9 to 5.11 grade range.

Cost:         $85.00 per person

Length:     7 Hours 
Ratio:       6:1 student to instructor (max. 12 students)
Level:       Best suited for Intermediate to Advanced Climbers

Join the Waitlist

Rock Climbing Anchors Clinic SOLD OUT! 

Building secure belay or rappel anchors and making bomber gear placements is the foundation of outdoor rock climbing. In this clinic, you’ll learn the principles of anchor construction and understand what makes a solid anchor. You’ll also practice building anchors all day long, in different locations. This creates different challenges and helps hone your understanding. Throughout the day, you’ll be in small group, with a Mountain Bureau guide, providing you with mentorship in new techniques and skills. This day is valuable for anyone who wants to build secure climbing anchors with confidence, whether at a top-rope area, or a lead or sport climbing venue.

Cost:         $85.00 per person

Length:     7 Hours 
Ratio:       6:1 student to instructor (max. 12 students)
Level:       Best suited for Novice to Intermediate Climbers

Join the Waitlist 

 

Multi-Pitch Leader Rescue Clinic   SOLD OUT! 

Could you self rescue from several hundred feet above the ground? If you climb outside on a regular basis, it is only a matter of time before you witness or are involved in a climbing accident. Having the tools to react quickly to high-stress situations can make a huge difference in the lives and health of you and your partners, both physically and mentally. During this clinic, we will practice some of the fundamental techniques required to self-rescue an incapacitated partner from over one-pitch off the ground.

Cost:         $85.00 per person

Length:     7 Hours 
Ratio:       6:1 student to instructor (max. 12 students)
Level:       Best suited for Intermediate to Advanced Climbers

Join the Waitlist 

 
 

All questions regarding the Mountain Bureau clinics at the Index Climbers Festival should be directed to:

 

Justin at Mountain Bureau at justinrotherham@mountainbureau.com  

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Important Clinic Information

PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY

By making a payment and enrolling in a MB clinic, you certify that you are fully capable of participating in this activity described on the website. Therefore, you assume full responsibility for yourself, including minors, for bodily injury, death, and loss of personal property or expenses thereof as a result of those inherent risks and dangers and of your negligence in participating in this activity.  By making a payment you acknowledge that Mountain Bureau LLC has made available the nature and physical demands of this activity including the risks, hazards, and dangers associated with it. If you still are unsatisfied with your understanding of what will be required,  you have the right to contact the office where we may attempt to communicate any desired information. It is your responsibility to continue to self assess throughout the program to ensure a safe climb is possible. You must honestly and accurately describe yourself, in terms of fitness, health and skills, and your equipment to your guides. You must adhere to the instructions of your  professional mountain guide.

 
PARTICIPATION RISK RELATIVE TO COVID-19

The risk of transmission of any infectious disease can only be mitigated and never eliminated on our programs. However, the transmission risk of a Coronavirus is significantly reduced by the nature of our outdoor activity, low-ratio programming, maximizing the duration of social distancing, and the use of PPE when distancing is not possible. To assist in your understanding of these risks, we are providing updated resources to educate you on Coronavirus and our mitigation techniques. By making a payment you are agreeing to our mitigation method and assuming the remaining inherent risks of a potential exposure.