TRAINING FOR SUCCESS
A semester with The Climbing Academy is gear intensive as we combine the art of living with international travel, academics, and climbing. It is important that students learn organizational skills as well as the importance of taking care of equipment and gear.
TCA will travel with a variety of group equipment including vehicles, trailers, cooking and camping supplies, academic materials, traveling library, and other program equipment. Group gear such as safety equipment (SAT phone, first-aid supplies, etc.) and academic supplies are also carried from location to location. Each student will be responsible for certain personal school materials including: binders, pencils, calculators, etc. TCA will provide the majority of the academic materials including textbooks. It is important that students learn our systems of organization in order to be an efficient team in domestic and international destinations.
TCA does not provide individual climbing equipment. Each student will be expected to provide his/her own climbing gear (shoes, harness, quickdraws, bouldering pad, etc.) as well as personal items such as tents, bags, clothes, sleeping gear, and other important items. Some group gear will be provided by the school. An in-depth list of gear is included in the Pre-Course Packet for each school year/semester.
Students accepted into The Climbing Academy will be sent the Pre-Course Packet with list of the required gear for each semester in a check-off list format.
Our semester itinerary is developed with USA Climbing championship events in mind. While we cannot provide travel to these events, we will encourage participation and will make arrangements within each semester to get our athletes to 1 or 2 "locals" in order to gain pre qualification to the regional championships. Most semesters will end before the regional championship. Feel free to contact us with detailed questions about how we plan to encourage competition participation.
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