The final 10 days of the course will take you through the Green River’s Desolation and Gray canyons.
Photo: Brad Christensen
Imagine learning two skills in two very different wilderness environments: the stunning crags of Wyoming and the whitewater of Utah and Colorado’s Green River.
The climbing section in either Sinks Canyon outside Lander, Wyo., or Vedauwoo near Laramie, Wyo., explores granite, limestone, and sandstone rock as well as stunning scenery.
You’ll learn movement on rock, knots, rope handling, belaying, anchors, protection placement, traditional and sport climbing systems, rappelling, and risk management. If you are ready, experience the thrill of being on the sharp end of the rope while lead climbing.
The second component of your course will take you through Green River’s Desolation and Gray canyons, where you’ll get the chance to row an oar rig, captain a paddle raft, and steer a whitewater kayak—all through Class I–III+ rapids.
You’ll live and travel within the canyon’s sandstone walls rimmed with sage and piñon pine, experiencing what it takes to organize and lead your own river trips.