People Of Color Southwest Climbing

Tucson, Arizona

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Expand your outdoor skills and pursue your climbing dreams with fellow people of color. Head to Arizona’s Cochise Stronghold for nine days of immersive, experiential learning at a world-class climbing destination. Explore the area’s granite domes, jagged spires, and winding desert canyons. Work toward new goals at the crag and build community in a POC affinity space.This expedition begins with the basics of outdoor living and climbing. Start out by getting to know your equipment and setting up a base camp where your team will camp for the duration of the course. Diving into the climbing curriculum, learn the fundamentals of moving on rock, including communication, rope handling, belaying, and rappelling. As your skills and the course progress, move on to more advanced topics, like anchor building and mock lead climbing.Along the way, grow your leadership skills. Practice effective communication and problem solving as you work with your teammates to climb a new route. Learn to assess and manage risk in a dynamic environment. Identify and develop your personal leadership style. Return with the experience and skills to lead in the outdoors and beyond.

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NOLS Southwest: 

Discover the rich and varied landscapes of the U.S. Southwest on your next adventure. Arriving on campus, you’ll find yourself surrounded by an iconic desert landscape dotted with saguaros and ocotillo. But the Southwest has far more to offer than sand and cacti—the wilderness classrooms you’ll explore range from desert terrain to ponderosa pine forests and narrow river canyons. The technical skills you can learn here are just as varied: hiking, climbing, lightweight backpacking, whitewater canoeing, and caving. Backpack through the “sky islands,” isolated mountain ranges that rise up out of vast expanses of desert. Canoe the Rio Grande or climb granite crags at Cochise Stronghold, notable for its cultural and historical importance to the Apache as well as its climbing routes. The U.S. Southwest has a far-reaching and ongoing history of human presence, from the traces of ancient cultures you’ll see at Cliff Dwellings National Monument to the stories of indigenous communities, past and present, and water rights on the U.S./Mexico border. On semester courses, you’ll have the rare privilege of going caving, exploring underground in what feels like another world. And on every course, you’ll be captivated by the magic of the desert—the diversity and beauty of a landscape that you might’ve pictured as barren and empty. Click here for more information


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Duration: 9 Days
Starts in: Tucson, Arizona
Ends in: Tucson, Arizona
Group Size: 8-12
Difficulty: 3/5

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