JOIN SHE MOVES MOUNTAINS East coast FOR A WEEKEND OF ROCK CLIMBING technical skills, yoga, community, and so much more!

WHETHER YOU ARE BRAND NEW TO ROCK CLIMBING OR HAVE YEARS OF EXPERIENCE, OUR ROCK CLIMBING AND YOGA RETREAT IS AN INCREDIBLY LIFE GIVING EXPERIENCE. AFTER THREE SEASONS OF HOSTING THESE EVENTS in the pacific Northwest WE HAVE WITNESSED THE BARRIERS THAT CAN BE BROKEN AND THE COMMUNITY THAT CAN BE FORMED IN THE PRESENCE OF INCREDIBLE WOMEN. We are excited to offer this experience on the east coast.

Rock Climbing 

Guiding will be available for a wide variety of skill levels, taught by AMGA instructors Savannah Manning and Brooke Hadden. Our group of women will be split up depending on experience.

  • Intro instruction designed for those who have never climbed before

  • Intermediate instruction for climbers wanting to climb in the 5.6-5.9 range (best for those who have never climbed outside)

  • Advanced for climbers wanting to join our guides to climb routes 5.10-5.11a/b

Meet Your Guides

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Savannah Manning

During university, Savannah was introduced to rock climbing and was immediately hooked. From bouldering to big walls she has accomplished objectives all over North America. Turning her passion into a career she brought the SMM mission to the East Coast to bring more opportunities for women in climbing. Her contagious enthusiasm will have you captivated by the outdoors and have you sucked into the sport of rock climbing. She’s also a fan of all things Carl Sagan so space nerds delight.

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BRooke Hadden

Brooke has been playing and climbing in Chattanooga and the Southeastern region for 12 years. She was most recently based out of St. George, Utah for 3 years, where she worked as a Wilderness Field Instructor and gained experience on desert sandstone, limestone, and granite. She was drawn back to the Southeast to guide with She Moves Mountains and help operate a sustainable homestead farm in Trenton, Ga, where she cultivates and chefs her own Farm to Table produce. Though she misses telemark skiing in the Wasatch and romping up alpine granite, the sweet southern sandstone has her heart.

Yoga 

Yoga will be offered four times during the retreat by Kaylee Frano.

Rock climber, yogi, and yoga studio owner of Peace.Strength.Yoga- 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.

Meals

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Healthy eating is imperative to a healthy life and at our retreat we make it a priority to provide the best tasting food with the highest quality of ingredients.

Over the weekend our chef Brooke will cook breakfast and dinner, providing alternatives for anyone with dietary restrictions. We’re partnering with local companies and farms like Land to Table and Nourish Point to provide not only high quality but sustainably sourced ingredients.

And dessert. We firmly believe that dessert is essential to a happy life.

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Technical Skills

Want to learn how to clean anchors off a route? Or maybe you want to review the aspects of lead climbing? Mini clinics will be offered upon request and taught by your climbing instructors. This is great for all those tiny questions you’ve gathered along your journey in becoming a rock climber!

Accommodations

The Bedrock is a beautifully constructed lodge that has 1400 square feet of open space in the main area and tons of natural lighting. Choose a spot in the room and read a book, hang out with the new friends you’ve made, play chess, or put together a puzzle. This is the perfect place for a retreat and we’ll have it all to ourselves!

Schedule 

Thursday 

6pm-7pm Check in, happy hour, optional yoga

7:15pm-9pm Campfire introductions

Friday (tentative)

9:00am-10:00am Morning Yoga

10:00am-10:45am Breakfast

10:45am-5:00pm Climbing

7:00pm-8:00pm Dinner

9pm-10:30pm Campfire 

Saturday (tentative)

8:30am-9:30am Morning Yoga

9:30am-10:15am Breakfast

11:00am-6pm Climbing or hiking

7:30pm-8:30pm Dinner

9pm-10:30pm Campfire reflections  

Sunday

8:00am-9:00am Morning Yoga

9:00am-9:45am Breakfast

9:45am-4pm Climbing

5:30pm Goodbyes 

Details

What is included:

  • Three 6 hour climbing sessions with AMGA Single Pitch Instructors in Muir Valley at The Red River Gorge in Kentucky (All gear provided by Black Diamond)

  • Morning yoga classes with Kaylee Frano

  • 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners, and campfire snacks

  • 3 nights accommodation at The Bedrock

  • Gift bag (including She Moves Mountains tank top)

  • Transportation during the retreat

What is not included: 

  • Transportation to The Red River Gorge

  • Gratuities to guides

  • Travel insurance

 Price varies depending on room selection

  • Super Bunk - Individual bunk with privacy curtain $775

  • Private Room - Private room $925

  • Payment plans are available when you sign up!

  • If you would like to share one of the private rooms with a friend, we can add one additional person for $500.

Photos from our past season of rock climbing in Chattanooga and The red river gorge