Climbing & Rappelling
at Cinco de Moab

We are so excited to officially announce our new 2019 partnership with Black Diamond. Being able to have a company who believes in our mission is such a wonderful feeling. We have built a community that truly supports women at all abilities and levels and bringing companies on that share that mission means the world. Want to know something even more awesome? Black Diamond will personally be joining us in Moab and bringing their fleet of gear for all of you who have ever wanted to try sport climbing on real rock, and give rappelling a go. We can't wait to get you all signed up and excited about Climbing with some of the best women! You not only will learn about basics in our Climbing 101 clinics, you will be highly entertained with our Climbing crew who will be keeping you all smiles, laughs, and free of any worries for this new sport! You will truly have a great time!!

What is sport climbing and rappelling?

Sport Climbing

Sport climbing is a style of climbing where the first person (lead climber) climbs first, and attaches quickdraws to pre-existing bolts, looping the rope through the quickdraws for protection while ascending the cliff. Sport climbs are often one-pitch climbs where the lead climber then comes back to the ground after fixing the rope to the anchor.

As a beginner, you’ll be Top-roping, this means that the climber establishes an anchor from the top of the climb so that the rope is already in place, rather than leading the route from the bottom. This will be a great way for you to learn to climb without the stress of placing gear.


The idea of rappelling is somewhat similar to lowering in rock climbing. In Lowering, you reach the top of your climb and with the help of a belay partner to assist you (the climber) down the mountain in a controlled manner. Pushing off a surface with your legs, almost like you are slightly jumping down in a vertical fashion. The belay partner slowly and steadily releases rope so that you gradually come down. Now what I described is specific to rock climbing and is called lowering, not rappelling.

There are many similarities in rappelling and rock climbing, However, in rappelling,you will lower yourself down a descent such as a cave, cliff, etc. without the support of another partner. The lowering will be done in a controlled manner while using a friction break device. The friction break device allows the rappelling individual to determine the speed of descent and provides greater control of the rappel.

Climbing Sign Ups

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Friday Climbing/Rappelling Saturday Climbing/Rappelling Sunday Climbing

Climbing 101 - 11AM - 2PM

Kim Stuck, Renee Gardner, Jenn Young, Angie Brown, Shaunette Gillespie, Allison Smith, Cheryl Lewis, Emily Ovalle, Darcie Repp, Kyla Smits, Sarah McBee, Jen Wilcox, Zayra Garrison, Ashley Ringaman, Kawelona Doctolero-Tolentino, Devi Cooper, Marie Schenk, Becky Jorgensen, Shannon Olsen, Margaret Hutt, Kimberly, Emily Toot and Haley Badenhop




Climbing 102 - 8AM - 11:30AM

Heather R. , Shantal G. , Katie S. , Anna T. , Amy G. , Jessica D. , Vaugn S. and Chanelle L.






Climbing 8AM - 10:30AM

Becky Lloyd Yoder, Jessica West, Jenni Niemann, Kyla Smits, Justine Formoso, Sarah Marie, Michelle Olson, Ashleigh Covarrubias, Vicki Lau, Shantal Gonzalez, Teresa Ruminski, Daisy Alejo, Courtney Hightower, Deb Ray, Kawelona Doctolero-Tolentino, Jessica Donnelly, Amanda Storm, Alicia Aceves, Sharla Sharkey, kate josephs, Tressa White, Cassie Bell, Lauren Kutschke and Chandler Lugaila



Rappelling 101 - 3:30PM - 5:30PM

Michelle Andrews, Brandi Hively, Allison Smith, Tiffany McPhie, Cheryl Lewis, Heather Henry, Nicole McCallie, Darcie Repp, Kyla Smits, Alex Lowe, Michelle Olson, Vicki Lau, Amanda Storm, Teresa Ruminski, Devi Cooper, Jessica Donnelly, Elana Quast, Shannon Olsen, Kimberly, Margaret Hutt, Sharla Sharkey, Angela Bianco, Emily Toot, Haley Badenhop, Chandler Lugaila, Krystal Atkinson, Amy Williams, Jill Carlson and Sarah Marie

Rappelling 101 - 3:30PM - 5:30PM

 Becky Yoder, Katie Sides, Angie Brown, Cheryl Lewis, Kyla Smits, Sarah McBee, Michelle Olson, Ashleigh Covarrubias, Daisy Alejo, Courtney Hightower, Genevieve Hoffmann, mandi griffin, Kristin Kofoed, Jacqueline Ryback, Siri Hedengran, Alicia Aceves, Sharla Sharkey, kate josephs, Rebecca Earl, Ashley Ringaman, Chandler Lugaila and Laura Cano

What to Expect?

When you arrive to the Black Diamond Climbing Wall, you will be greeted by our sign in crew. They will make sure to check you in and assign you to a group. Each Climbing time slot will be filled with 30 participants, and we will have 3 groups of 10. In each group, we will rotate between three important areas of climbing. You will rotate through Body Movement, which teaches you how to accurately use your body while climbing. You will rotate through Climbing basics which teaches you what specific Black Diamond gear you will be using, how to tie figure 8 knots, and how these items are used, and of course, you will climb! By rotating through groups, we are able to ensure that each participant has knowledge of what they will be doing while climbing. This will guarantee a fun and safe time!!