Indian Creek Women's Crack Climbing Retreat in Utah

Apr 26 to Apr 29, 2024

Indian Creek Women's Crack Climbing Retreat in Utah
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Women Only


This is an all female trip to Indian Creek, Utah. It will be lead by professional female climbing athletes that are also are highly trained AMGA  Guides, thus giving you the best instruction possible. This trip is for women who already have a climbing backgournd and would like to work on their technical climbing skills to become more efficient and fluid in crack climbing technique. We will be camping in Indian Creek near the climbing areas which will maximize our time together and get us climbing more. The two full days of climbing will be on the amazing cracks of Indian Creek, where we will delve fully into crack technique, efficiency and fluidity. We can also go over leading skills and technique if the interest is there for individuals.

About this trip:

This is a trip focused on bringing amazing women together in a supportive, safe, expansive and educational environment.

This is a great trip for those looking to connect with other awesome  like minded women.

We have a life coach, Marta Czaijowska , joining us to help us connect deeper with ourselves and the natural world.

This trip is designed specifically for women wanting to improve their climbing skills and especially to work on crack climbing techniques.

This trip is appropriate for women that have never climbed cracks but have good base fitness. The creek is physical climbing. We recommend you can top rope 5.9-5.10 in the gym.

The trip will be lead by professional female athlete's and one AMGA certified rock guides at a 4:1 ratio maximum.

You will get lots of individual attention. This will be a small group of ladies with a max size of the group being 10 participants.

There will be instruction on proper warm up before climbing, breathing and crack climbing specific skills and techniques will be covered.

If you are interested in leading we can work through a progression with you. It is not guaranteed that you will be allowed to lead during the retreat. However, if you would like to schedule an additional day after the retreat we can get you on the sharp end depending on your proficiency.

We will have daily debriefings on our days, lessons learned and outcomes.

We will be camping at Needles Outpost where we will have access to full service restrooms with running water and coin operated showers. There is also a small general store on property.

There will be yoga offered on 2 of the four days.

The first evening will include: meet and greet, a light Thai massage class on giving and receiving and an overview of our time together.

The last day together we will have a closing ceremony and debriefing.

There is an optional tower day. The tower is a once in a lifetime opportunity to climb a mega classic climb to the summit of an inspiring summit in the Moab desert. You will need to stay one extra day to make this happen.

About The Host
Heidi Wirtz, and Raquel Hermandez-Cruz

Heidi Wirtz, and Raquel Hermandez-Cruz

Heidi Wirtz

Heidi is an accomplished climber in all realms of the sport. She has been guiding for over 20 years and is an AMGA Certified Rock Guide and professional climber for The North Face. Along with her passion for climbing, she has taught yoga for climbers for over a decade. She works with people to get them back into the flow state and help them realize that this is a natural state of our being. We will work on the mat and on the wall to help us grow and develop.

Raquel Hermandez-Cruz

Raquel grew up in Puerto Rico and is an accomplished and internationally recognized yoga, slackline yoga, handstands and acroyoga teacher. She found her passion for yoga when she was studying for her Master’s degree in marine biology and discovered it as a way to alleviate pain in her neck, back, and shoulders. This led her to complete her first of many yoga certifications, including a 500-hour Hatha Yoga teacher training in India. However, Raquel’s true passion lay in sharing her knowledge and helping others find the same balance and peace she had found through yoga.


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