Rock Climbing & Canyoneer

Rock Climbing & Canyoneering 

Arguably the greatest way to explore the backcountry, our canyoneering trips will take you to places most Arizonans never get to see. From sliding down natural water slides, to rappelling down the sides of waterfalls, these trips are sure to be memorable. Trips include all instruction, guides, food and transportation along with group equipment. 

Come check out our day climbs. The perfect trip for those who've never climbed, we'll show you the basics of outdoor climbing. Trip price includes lunch, gear, guide, and transportation. 

Join Outdoor Rec to climb and canoe at Watson Lake. This desert lake in Prescott, AZ is at a higher elevation than Tucson and provides a heat escape for us! We'll spend the weekend camping by the lake, canoeing to rock walls, and climbing all the routes Watson has to offer.

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Wellness dimension: environmental
Wellness dimension: physical
Wellness dimension: social

Prerequisites

  • Must be comfortable floating in flat water with a life jacket.

Intro Meeting

Before participating in this activity, you are required to attend a mandatory introductory meeting.

Where & When

June 7, 2019 - June 9, 2019

Enrollment

Apr 26, 2019 - Jun 5, 2019

Min: 6

Max: 12

Fees

MemberNon-Member
175215

Intro to Climbing

The Intro to Climbing Trip is ideal for complete beginners with an aspiration to start rock climbing, as well as for indoor climbers looking to make the transition to climbing outdoors and develop their outdoor climbing skills. Our trip will take place on the iconic Mount Lemmon, which full of crags for all levels of climbers to explore.

 

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Wellness dimension: intellectual
Wellness dimension: physical
Wellness dimension: social

Intro Meeting

Before participating in this activity, you are required to attend a mandatory introductory meeting.

  • When: September 04, 2019 at 5:00PM
  • Where: Outdoor Rec

Where & When

September 7, 2019
Saturdays
8:00am - 8:00pm

Enrollment

Jul 25, 2019 - Sep 2, 2019

Min: 6

Max: 12

Fees

Member - $55
Non-Member - $65

Canyoneering: 7-Cateracts

Looking out from the Seven Cataracts overlook on the Catalina Highway you can see a series of waterfalls descending steeply across the canyon. Have you ever wanted to rappel down those waterfalls? Now you can! Join us for this exciting, adventurous, and challenging descent of Willow Canyon. We will bushwhack into the canyon from just above Windy Point, hike through several miles of the isolated creek bed, then reach a series of 100+ foot rappels over the Seven Cataracts, before a final steep hike back up the Catalina Highway. A full day of high adventure right in our own back yard!

Exertion level: high

PROVIDED BY OUTDOOR RECREATION:

· Transportation (15-Passenger Van)

· Lunch

· Rappelling equipment

· Leadership and instruction

Trip cost does not include personal clothing.

Register

Wellness dimension: environmental
Wellness dimension: intellectual
Wellness dimension: physical

Intro Meeting

Before participating in this activity, you are required to attend a mandatory introductory meeting.

Where & When

October 19, 2019
Saturdays
6:00am - 10:00pm

Enrollment

Jul 25, 2019 - Oct 14, 2019

Min: 6

Max: 12

Fees

Member - $75
Non-Member - $99

Intro to Climbing

Climbing Magazine named Tucson the best city for rock climbing in the USA – come find out why! We will be climbing on some of southern Arizona’s amazing granite walls in the Catalina Mountains on Mount Lemmon.  This trip is appropriate for people without previous outdoor climbing experience. Instruction will include: use and care of equipment, safety systems, and rock climbing technique. Lunch is included.

Exertion Level: Low/Moderate

PROVIDED BY OUTDOOR REC:

  • Transportation
  • Lunch
  • Climbing equipment
  • Leadership and Instruction
  • Trip cost does not include personal clothing

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Wellness dimension: emotional
Wellness dimension: intellectual
Wellness dimension: spiritual

Where & When

October 26, 2019
Saturdays
8:00am - 8:00pm

Enrollment

Jul 25, 2019 - Oct 21, 2019

Min: 6

Max: 12

Fees

Member - $55
Non-Member - $65

Salome Jug Canyoneering Trip

Canyoneering is traveling in canyons using a variety of techniques that may include other outdoor activities such as walking, scrambling, climbing, abseiling (rappelling), and wading.

Salome Canyon is a technical canyoneering adventure located in the Sierra Ancha Mountains north of Roosevelt Lake in Arizona. A very fun canyon that resembles a water park.

During this two day trip we will drive up the evening before; camp out and enjoy the great outdoors before heading to the canyon.

 

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Wellness dimension: emotional
Wellness dimension: physical
Wellness dimension: social

Prerequisites

No prior knowledge is necessary for this course. This course is for beginners interested in learning more about canyoneering, the basic techniques involved and seeing some fantastic locations!

Intro Meeting

Before participating in this activity, you are required to attend a mandatory introductory meeting.

Where & When

November 2, 2019 - November 3, 2019
Sundays, Saturdays
8:00am - 8:00pm

Enrollment

Jul 25, 2019 - Oct 28, 2019

Min: 6

Max: 12

Fees

Member - $135
Non-Member - $155

Professional Climbing Instructors Association (PCIA) Instructor Courses

PCIA courses focus on providing quality education and instruction for new and existing climbing instructors who teach basic skills and/or facilitate climbing experiences. Our instructional programs recognize the important differences and similarities that exist between climbing instruction that occurs on artificial structures, base managed, top managed and single pitch climbing sites. By providing a more consistent, standardized approach to entry level climbing instruction, the PCIA hopes to improve the safety and enjoyment of climbing for all participants.

THE CORE CURRICULUM

PCIA BASE MANAGED CLIMBING INSTRUCTOR (BMCI)

 The Base Managed Climbing Instructor™ course (BMCI) provides instructors and potential instructors with an in depth and standardized understanding of the skills essential to teaching climbing in an outdoor setting. The emphasis is on refining core skills and improving educational delivery of material.

The thirty hour course builds upon the existing skills of competent recreational climbers taking an in depth look at site selection, equipment, knot selection, anchor construction, rope systems, Leave No Trace practices, rescue and assistance skills as well as key instructional skills.  Upon completion of all course components participants are considered PCIA Assistant Instructors.

Assistant Instructors may elect to take the certification exam to achieve Base Managed Climbing Instructor™ Certification. The one day examination stresses efficient site and gear utilization, client and instructor safety, site management and educational delivery. The exam may be taken any time after completing all course components.

  • This course may be taken as stand-alone course or coupled together during the SPRING BREAK CERTIFICATION EXAM with the:
    • One day Top Managed Climbing Instructor (TMCI) Module
    • Two day Single Pitch Climbing Instructor (SPCI) Module

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Wellness dimension: intellectual
Wellness dimension: occupational
Wellness dimension: social

Prerequisites

  • You are currently at least age 18.
  • The candidate must show an adequate experience level to the course provider illustrating that they are ready for the course.
    • Examples include regular climbing for 2 – 3 years, a high intensity of climbing in the past few months, etc.
  • You are able to comfortably set-up base managed climbs, to belay, and to rappel without guidance and can demonstrate detailed familiarity with anchoring principles, natural anchors and artificial anchors (wedges, hexes, passive and active cams). These skills may be assessed at the start of the course.
  • You possess the personal equipment necessary for the course.
  • You are capable of comfortably climbing 5.8 terrain while on a top rope.
    • Lead climbing experience is highly recommended but not required.

SPCI Module Prerequisites

  • 2-3 years of traditional lead climbing on routes up to 5.6

Instructor(s)

Where & When

November 15, 2019 - November 17, 2019
Fridays
12:00pm - 10:00pm
Sundays, Saturdays
8:00am - 10:00pm

Enrollment

Jul 25, 2019 - Nov 8, 2019

Min: 4

Max: 10

Fees

Member - $225
Non-Member - $250

Canyoneering: 7-Cateracts

Looking out from the Seven Cataracts overlook on the Catalina Highway you can see a series of waterfalls descending steeply across the canyon. Have you ever wanted to rappel down those waterfalls? Now you can! Join us for this exciting, adventurous, and challenging descent of Willow Canyon. We will bushwhack into the canyon from just above Windy Point, hike through several miles of the isolated creek bed, then reach a series of 100+ foot rappels over the Seven Cataracts, before a final steep hike back up the Catalina Highway. A full day of high adventure right in our own back yard!

Exertion level: high

PROVIDED BY OUTDOOR RECREATION:

· Transportation (15-Passenger Van)

· Lunch

· Rappelling equipment

· Leadership and instruction

Trip cost does not include personal clothing.

Register

Wellness dimension: emotional
Wellness dimension: intellectual
Wellness dimension: physical

Prerequisites

Previous climbing or canyoneering experience recommended.

Intro Meeting

Before participating in this activity, you are required to attend a mandatory introductory meeting.

Where & When

November 16, 2019
Saturdays
6:00am - 10:00pm

Enrollment

Jul 25, 2019 - Nov 11, 2019

Min: 6

Max: 12

Fees

Member - $75
Non-Member - $99

Intro to Climbing

Climbing Magazine named Tucson the best city for rock climbing in the USA – come find out why! We will be climbing on some of southern Arizona’s amazing granite walls in the Catalina Mountains on Mount Lemmon.  This trip is appropriate for people without previous outdoor climbing experience. Instruction will include: use and care of equipment, safety systems, and rock climbing technique. Lunch is included.

Exertion Level: Low/Moderate

PROVIDED BY OUTDOOR REC:

  • Transportation
  • Lunch
  • Climbing equipment
  • Leadership and Instruction
  • Trip cost does not include personal clothing

Register

Wellness dimension: financial
Wellness dimension: occupational
Wellness dimension: social

Where & When

November 17, 2019
Sundays
8:00am - 8:00pm

Enrollment

Jul 25, 2019 - Nov 11, 2019

Min: 6

Max: 12

Fees

Member - $55
Non-Member - $65