Two day clinic for all rock climbing levels




May 2 & 3, 2022


Moab, Utah is a desert oasis for climbers, mountain bikers and hikers. Just outside of town stunning towers and sandstone faces await to get your slab climbing, crimping face and crack skills on point!

New to crack climbing? Never explored the Utah desert? Or never even climbed outside? This clinic is for you! We will introduce you to crack and face climbing technique. By covering outdoor climbing fundamentals, IRIS will teach you the skills to be a competent climbing partner outside in the single pitch environment.


Been to the Creek but missed out on Moab? If you’ve been crack climbing but want to explore the world of face and crack climbing on sandstone, join IRIS! Or maybe you’ve plateaued and need some guidance to up your skill level.


IRIS guides are EXCELLENT educators; skilled at communicating and coaching, great at taking a big concept and breaking it into digestible steps, and dedicated to facilitating an educational environment where participants can absorb and apply the information.


The folks you’ll climb with will become fast friends. A two day program is the right amount of time to progress in your climbing, build new belaytionships, and enjoy the beauty of the Moab desert!

Sunday, May 1

6-7pm:  Meet and Greet:  Gear, Goals and Group Gathering at Up The Creek campground in Moab

210 E 300 South, Moab, UT 84532
(435) 260-1888
[email protected]


Monday, May 2

8:30am:  Meet up

9am-5pm: Climb


Tuesday, May 3

8:30am:  Meet up

9am-4pm:  Climb

4-5pm:  Wrap-up


2 Days Guided Climbing in Moab

4:1 Guest to Guide Ratio

minimum of 2 participants required



Not Included:



Personal Climbing Gear

Personal Climbing Clothing

Guide Gratuity

Travel insurance  (highly recommended!!)

Incurred costs by leaving a trip early

Incurred costs as a result of force majeure


Travel Recommendations:

Closest Airport: Grand Junction

● Harness
● Helmet
● Rock Shoes
● Belay Device plus Locking Carabiner
● Chalk (optional)
● Belay gloves (optional)
● Crack climbing gloves (hand jammies): optional
● Any personal items you’d like to use/try during the clinic
Ie. Quickdraws; rock pro; anchoring materials
● Approach shoes (or close-toed hiking shoes/ sneakers)
● Day pack: 30-40L
● 2L+ Water / Hydration


Clothes & Extras:
● Climbing pant or short (shorts long enough to fit under harness legloops)
● Long sleeve sun shirt (recommended to keep cool and keep sun off)
● Tank top / sports bra
● Rain jacket
● Insulating jacket (light puff or similar)
● Ball cap / sun hat
● Sunscreen
● Sunglasses
● Personal first aid kit
Guides will carry one; only if you specifically need something: ie. epi pen, benadryl, personal meds, blister care


Camping Overnight Needs:
● Tent
● Sleeping bag
● Sleeping pad
● Cooler
● Cook kit (stove / fuel)
● Eating utensils, bowl, plate
● Toiletries
● Headlamp
● Water jugs with water filled



Breakfasts, lunch / snacks, dinner

Bring food you know you like to eat!

Water energy/electrolyte tablets are nice for hot locations (like the desert)


Heidi Wirtz climber and guide

AMGA Rock Guide
AMGA Apprentice Alpine Guide