Apex Offers Local’s “Learn to Rock Climb” Program

11 06 2009

With the closing of the Teva games, it’s a great time for locals to get out and play in the Vail Valley. And what better way to do that then to try your hand at climbing with the help of the #1 rated climbing guides in the valley?

Apex Mountain School is offering a local’s “learn to rock climb in Vail” day for little more than the cost of pizza and a refreshment. “It was important for us to offer an inexpensive alternative to locals during the off-season,” says Scott Smith, Director of Apex Mountain School.

“During the slow season, it’s a cool way to get some of our local residents out that may not have had the opportunity to otherwise,” says Smith, “and we also appreciate the chance to mentor aspiring climbers in a safer introduction to the sport.”

Smith says rock climbing is a great way to put yourself more in touch with the outdoor environment, build confidence and self esteem, and encourage bonding, among many other benefits. He expects the course to be popular due to the sunnier days and low cost. “We have a limited number of spots available and we expect a strong turnout, so we encourage folks to register soon and reserve a spot,” says Smith.

The course will take place on Sunday, June 14, from 9am to 12:30pm, and is open to the public. Topics include climbing technique, belay practices, anchors, and more. All ages, ability levels and fitness levels are welcome. All activity equipment is provided. Cost is $35. Call Apex at 970-949-9111, or email climb@apexmountainschool.com to register today.


Yangshuo, China Rock Climbing

2 06 2009

A new international trip has been added to our itineraries.  Join us on a twelve day adventure to China and experience ancient culture, beautiful scenery, and most importantly, some of the best climbing in the world. See our website for more details. www.apexmountainschool.com

St. Augustine Group Rocks Vail!

2 06 2009

Wednesday May 27th Apex Guides took out a group of 40 boys for some excellent rock climbing, as part of a school trip.  Things were a bit hectic to start off when we were informed last minute that the railroad wouldn’t let us stage or access our permit area through their land.  We quickly formulated a back up plan to relocate out at Fraggle Rock and had the St. Augustine group climbing in no time.  We managed to get everyone on a rope and climbing before any inclement weather set in and the group had a really great time and were impressed by our organization and professionalism.  We enjoyed spending the day with the St. Augustine group and look forward to getting out with them again soon!  Great job guys!