OCF 14 Clinics

  • October 8-9, dispersed throughout the days
  • Check-in and meet your group at the registration table (locations vary by clinic).

Registration for Clinics

Check out our clinic options for 2021. We are bringing in top educators and professionals to introduce participants to cutting edge ideas and techniques to take their climbing to the next level. There will be clinics for everyone, regardless of whether this is your first climbing experience or if you are an accomplished alpinist. Clinic options are limited for Minors, and we are working on opening up access as much as possible.  See the clinic descriptions below for age restrictions before processing registration.  Participants under 18 years of age must be accompanied (for the duration of the clinic) by a legal guardian. Guardian must read and sign participation waiver. We highly recommend that you print, read, and sign the assumption of risk form before arriving to your clinic. Forms will be available at the registration table for last minute registrations. 

Pre-registration 

Pre-registration is open online - look for links to the online store in the clinic descriptions below!  Online registration will close at 10 p.m. on 10/7.  We will also be taking registrations at the Gear Sale and the day of the clinics (details below).  Space is limited in the clinics, so be sure to register as soon as possible to ensure you can get your first choice! 

 

Clinics - Please pay close attention to timing and location for your clinic!

 

ADAPTIVE CLIMBING

Timing: Friday 10/8 || 9:30-11:30am

Location: Ramp Technical Training Center (WSU Outdoor Adventure and Welcome Center) - 1352 Village Dr, Ogden, UT 84408

Minors MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A PARENT OR GUARDIAN AT ALL TIMES!

This clinic will be focused on the usage of equipment and practices of adaptations for limited mobility. We will be using a variety of specialized gear and assistive practices including seat and chest harnesses, mechanical advantage pulley system assistance, assistive grip devices, and more.

Necessary Equipment: Equipment will be provided but feel free to bring your own!  Participants should bring water and snacks as needed.

Presenter: Eric Bonin (Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation)

Price: FREE

Capacity: 8 people

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SPORT CLIMBING LEAD FALLS

Timing: Friday 10/8 || 1-3:30pm

Location: Wildcat Center Arena - 3848 Harrison Blvd, Ogden, UT 84408

Minors will need a guardian-signed waiver to participate. Participants must be 14  yrs old or older.

Everyone falls sometimes! Practice one of the most intimidating but necessary aspects of sport climbing with us. Learn best practices, communication and grow your confidence in falling!

Necessary Equipment: Personal climbing gear (helmet, harness, rock shoes), one belay device

Presenter: Sam Ostler + Austin Petersen (WSU Outdoor Program)

Price: $10 

Capacity: 8 people

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INTRODUCTION TO ROPE ACCESS

Timing: Friday 10/8 || 2-5pm

Location: Ramp Technical Training Center (WSU Outdoor Adventure and Welcome Center) - 1352 Village Dr, Ogden, UT 84408

Participants must be 16 or older for this clinic.

This is a beginner clinic, it is intended for folks interested in work at height practices. 

• What is rope access? • When is rope access used?  • What can a career in rope access look like?  • How can we use rope access to perform jobs at height and in hard-to-reach areas? 

This will be an orientation for people interested in getting into rope access or  simply learning about this method of reaching more difficult areas to perform work. Attendees will learn  the history of rope access, the benefits of rope access over other methods of accessing hard-to-reach  areas, and finally take part in some basic rope access techniques such as rappelling while wearing a  chest harness. 

Necessary Equipment: All equipment will be provided. If you have your own full body harness, ID rappel device, or other rope access essentials feel free to bring these.

Presenter: Brandon Smith (IrisNDT) is a Rope Access supervisor specified in non destructive testing, industrial smoke stack repair and maintenance,  piping and vessel insulation blasting and coatings. Natalie Kane (Weber State University Outdoor Program) assisting!

Price: $15

Capacity: 6 people

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TOP MANAGED BELAY TECHNIQUES

Timing: Saturday 10/9 || 9am-12pm

Location: See pre-course email from instructors. 22nd St Trailhead or an indoor rain out option

Participants must be 18 or older for this clinic

Plaquettes seem to be on every climber's harness these days--the ATC-Guide and the Reverso are everywhere. But do you really know how to use this versatile tool? Do you know what to do if you need to lower your climber mid-pitch? What if you're belaying two climbers and one of them gets hurt? Do you know how to turn your plaquette into an ascender? In this clinic you will learn the answers to these questions as well as the many ways to use your plaquette safely while climbing with one or two partners.

Necessary Equipment: Harness, plaquette with 2 locking carabiners, Cordelette, Small prusik loop, 4-foot sling, 3 or 4 free locking carabiners, Helmet (depending on venue)

Price: $10 

Capacity: 8 people

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TRAD SKILLS - PLACEMENTS, ANCHORS, TACTICS

Timing: Saturday 10/9 || 1-4pm

Location: See pre-course email from instructors. 22nd St Trailhead or an indoor rain out option

Participants must be 16 or older for this clinic. Minors MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A PARENT OR GUARDIAN AT ALL TIMES!

Have you always been intrigued by the traditional climbing protection hanging behind the counter at the gear store? Do you want to take you climbing into the mountains where you don't have to follow a line of pre-drilled bolts to the anchor? Join our Trad Skills clinic. Participants will learn about the different types of traditional protection available, when their use is appropriate, how to place them into the rock effectively, and how to build solid anchors.

Necessary Equipment: Feel free to bring any cams, nuts, hexes, tricams, ballnuts, big-bros, bashies, or pitons that you have.  They might not get used, but could add value to the discussion.

Presenters: Wyatt Edwards (Petzl, Gear:30) and Jackson Sweet (Weber State University Outdoor Program)

Price: $15 

Capacity: 8 people

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CHILDRENS CLIMBING CLINICS

PARENTS OR GUARDIANS MUST BE PRESENT DURING THEIR CHILD'S PARTICIPATION IN THE CLINIC. 

THIS CLINIC IS APPROPRIATE FOR CHILDREN AGES 6-13

Active young bodies and minds need laughter, play, and exercise! Bring your kids to iRock, and introduce them to the world of climbing! Participants will have the opportunity to learn some climbing skills,  participate in games/activities and bouldering! Space is limited, registration and punctuality will secure you a spot. Necessary Equipment: Please bring your climbing shoes and a chalk bag if you have your own. If not, that's fine too, we can provide all the necessary gear. Clinic held at iRock, in the Salomon Center downtown

THIS CLINIC WILL HAVE TWO SESSIONS: ONE AT 5:00 P.M. AND ONE AT 7:00 P.M..  PLEASE REGISTER FOR THE TIME SLOT YOU PREFER, AND SHOW UP AT THE APPROPRIATE TIME.

Location: iRock - 2261 Kiesel Ave, Ogden, UT 84401

Necessary Equipment: Please bring your harness, climbing shoes, and a chalk bag. Don’t have all this gear don’t sweat it, bring what you have.

Price: $12 for 12 and older & $9 for 11 and under

Presenter: iRock

Registration: Email Shaun Hancock at manager@iflyutah.com