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Youth Climbing Clinic

  • Planet Granite 1405 NW 14th Avenue Portland, OR, 97209 United States (map)

Molly has been coaching for over 4 years and says it is something she deeply values. She finds inspiration and motivation to push herself by helping others achieve their goals. Have a great day with Molly as she helps cater individually to the kids—she will help them each set a goal and find a path to achieving them, all while laughing and having fun along the way. There will be games, projecting, training, lessons, and lots of inspiration!

Prerequisite: Ages 9–14; ability to climb at a 5.9 level.

Required Equipment: Harness, belay device, carabiner, rock shoes

Note to parents: This is critical! A parent/guardian MUST sign the waiver for the child participating within 30 days of the clinic. If the parent/guardian will not be present (i.e. a friend is dropping the child off), you MUST send a photocopy of your government issued photo identification (for signature verification) with your child. Please read the waiver and rules here. We don’t want your kid to not be able to participate once they arrive, so PLEASE heed these rules of our partner organization. If you have questions about this part of the process, please contact Planet Granite directly and they can assist you.

Instructor: Molly Mitchell

Max. Participants: 10

Tuition: $55

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About the Instructor

Molly Mitchell has been climbing for 10 years and is based out of Boulder, CO. She mostly focuses in the areas of sport climbing and single—pitch trad. Along with achieving ascents up to 5.14 sport and 5.13 trad, she has also contributed her own trad First Ascents. She also is very passionate about coaching, and currently coaches the youth team at Team ABC Boulder. Through it all she has been very open about the fact that she has an anxiety disorder, and climbing has helped her find purpose and passion. She has learned so much about the process of progressing in climbing and the mental, physical, and emotional aspects of success and failure. She takes on every new challenge with all that she’s learned from years of training and commitment. And she loves sharing what she’s learned with others who want to try new things and progress as well. Her favorite thing about climbing is giving back to others, and that’s why she’s happy to share all her knowledge with people of all ages and abilities—in order to help them with their own specific journeys in climbing.

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

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