Outdoor Education at Cliffs of Id

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Indoor climbing is awesome. And while we support exclusive plastic crushing, we know that some of our gym climbers will want to climb outside on real rock. We believe that it’s up to us to provide information and education to our members and guests who are interested in climbing outside.

8d9ae1c0-81fd-48da-a76b-e997d5c877bcWe have begun offering free Outdoor Education classes at our gym to educate aspiring outdoor climbers.

“We cover trip planning, outdoor ethics, and specific local crags,” said Touchstone Climbing Programs Director Ryan Moon. “These clinics end up being pretty discussion based, with lots of Q&A.”

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERATonight at Cliffs of Id, the free Outdoor Education class is getting a little bigger. After going over the basics of planning an outdoor trip, pro climber Carlo Traversi will take the mic. Carlo has been climbing for years and has dealt with access issues and outdoor ethics across the globe.

We’ll also screen a short Patagonia film, hold a silent auction for awesome Patagonia packs to benefit the Access Fund, and have beer for the 21+ crowd. Come by Cliffs of Id tonight from 7pm-9pm for this amazing community event!

Keep an eye out for our next outdoor education class at Cliffs of Id if you’re unable to attend.