Date(s) - 12/08/2017 - 28/08/2017
Yosemite National Park, USA
DRAGON VENTURER CADETROCK – YOSEMITE, USA
A Once in a Lifetime Experience.
Yosemite is often described as the Mecca for climbing and for good reason. First impressions are frequently just awe inspiring. It is a must for every rock climber to visit at least once in a lifetime. CCAT are offering you this unique opportunity to rock climb in one of the world’s most famous multi pitch rock climbing areas. There are two distinct major climbing areas within Yosemite National Park, which are Yosemite Valley and Tuolumne Meadows, both of which offer superb climbing on excellent granite rock. You don’t have to be climbing super hard as there are many excellent routes in the Hard-Severe to Very Severe range. There are many routes between 500’ to 1,500’ (150m to 450m) long at places such as Cathedral Rocks and the Royal Arches, with routes offering every type of climbing at all grades. There are also many 1 or 2-pitch routes, of which some of these are sport routes. The routes are traditionally protected though the occasional bolt is used where appropriate. The intention is to spend a week in the Yosemite Valley and then move for the second week to Tuolumne Meadows.
The rock climbing at Tuolumne Meadows is totally different to that in Yosemite Valley. At around 5,000’ (1,600m) higher it has a distinctive alpine feel, with its giant golden domes and peaks, pine trees and lakes. There is also a wide variety of climbing, ranging from 14-pitch traditional climbs to single pitch sport routes, and lots of excellent bouldering.
This is not an expedition for climbing novices. Applicants will need to have completed the IRC course or have equivalent multi pitch rock climbing experience and be confident on a minimum of Hard-Severe (5.6).
The expedition will be tented throughout. There will be opportunities to explore the valley area as well as participating the best multi pitch rock climbing you will ever experience.
10-12 vacancies are available depending on demand. Personal contribution will be set at £600.00 (can be paid in instalments). Sign up now!