Lead to Climb Retreat
JOIN SHE MOVES MOUNTAINS FOR A WEEKEND OF ROCK CLIMBING technical skills, yoga, community, and so much more!
This April we will be holding an all-inclusive lead climbing retreat that will include curriculum from our Anchors & rappelling and Intro to Sport clinics. After attending this instructive retreat you will walk away with the essential knowledge needed to climb, set-up, and clean sport routes.
Included in this three day retreat is two nights accommodations at The Crashpad, two breakfast, one dinner, snacks, over 12 hours of climbing instruction outdoors with an AMGA instructor, yoga by Peace.Strength.Yoga, evening activities, recovery and training Q & A with SMM guide and certified personal trainer Bethany Macke, and a North Face swag bag.
A heavy emphasis will be put on ground school and climbing will be in the 5.8-5.10+ range. (Experience leading at least 5.9 in the gym is recommended)
Climbing locations will be within 45 minutes of Chattanooga. Crag location is determined based on weather.
Our guide ratio is 4:1 to ensure quality and instructor/client one-on-one time.
Opportunities will be presented to lead climb in these guided groups if climbers can demonstrate safe technique on mock lead.
Yoga will be offered twice during the retreat by Peace.Strength.Yoga
Rock climber, yogi, and owner of PSY- Kaylee Frano, is a 500 hour certified yoga teacher with over 4000 hours of teacher training. We are excited to have her start our mornings out with one-hour long yoga sessions each day.
Accommodations & meal plan
The entire first floor of The Crashpad will be rented out for our use. Everyone will be provided with their own private bunk for two nights. A private room can be arranged for your stay at an additional cost, email Savannah@shemovesmountains.org for more details.
Mindful and healthy food options will be provided for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Dinner on Friday night will be provided by Land to Table Farm; Saturday night will be catered by The Flying Squirrel.
12pm-1pm Arrive at The Crash Pad in Chattanooga,TN
1pm-1:30pm Meet your guides; Overview of the weekend
2pm-4pm Knots and Anchors practice
7pm-9pm Fire with smores, happy hour, evening activities
8:00am-9:00am Yoga at home
10:00am-4pm Climbing/packed lunch
5:30pm-6:30pm Free time
6:30pm-7:30pm Dinner bY The flying squirrel
9pm-10:30pm Campfire/RECOVERY & Training Q & A w/Bethany
7:30am-8:30am Yoga at home
10am-5pm Climbing/packed lunch
What is included:
Two 6 hour climbing sessions with AMGA Single Pitch Instructors at climbing locations near Chattanooga, TN (All gear provided by Black Diamond) (small group instruction)
Two morning yoga classes with Kaylee Frano
Q & A recovery and training with Bethany Macke
2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners, and campfire snacks
2 nights accommodation at The Crashpad
Swag bag by The North Face
SMM Tank Top
What is not included:
Transportation to Chattanooga, TN
Gratuities to guides
Price varies depending on room selection :
Bunk $655 (12 Spots Available)
Private Room $1250 for two people or $755 for one