Two or three day sport climbing clinic for all climbing levels




September 23-25, 2022

September 24 & 25, 2022


Rifle State Park has been an iconic worldwide sport climbing destination for decades! In a supportive and encouraging environment, come learn the specific Rifle technique and hone your sport climbing talents! $600 for two days or $885 for three days.

New to the game? Never climbed outside before? Or never climbed in Rifle before? IRIS is here to assist you in developing the foundational skills for outdoor sport climbing and we have some classic Rifle tricks up our sleeves (or kneepads).


A sport climbing guru?  Honing your lead climbing and belaying skills to be a competent partner? Never been to Rifle? Seeking revenge on some Rifle classics?! Let’s work together to up your sport climbing game!


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. Three days allows solid development and understanding of the Rifle technique; community and partnership building; and learning a vast array of different topics in the world of sport climbing. Topics covered include top-rope and lead belaying; protection and anchoring; falling and catching partnership; steep Rifle technique; and the mental game of lead climbing.

Thursday, September 22

5-6pm: Meet and Greet: Gear, Goals and Group Gathering TBD


Friday, September 23

8:30am: Meet up

9am-5pm:  Climb


Saturday, September 24

8:30am:  Meet up

9am-5pm:  Climb

7pm:  Sport climbing discussion


Sunday, September 25

8:30am:  Meet up

9am-4pm:  Climb

4-5pm: Wrap up discussion


3 Days of Guided Climbing

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


Grocery Stores:

In Rifle: bring in all food and water

● Harness
● Helmet
● Rock Shoes
● Belay Device plus Locking Carabiner
● Chalk (optional)
● Belay gloves (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


● Breakfast, lunch / snacks, dinner
This will depend on # of days of your program
*Be sure to bring food you know you like to eat
*Hydration tablets are recommended for your water in hot climates


Lindsay Fixmer

AMGA Rock Guide
AMGA Alpine Guide

Heidi Wirtz climber and guide

AMGA Rock Guide
AMGA Apprentice Alpine Guide