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Beaver Valley Climbing Festival 2019


For any inquiries related to clinics, including registration, please contact the clinic provider directly.

Intro to Rock Clinic

by Will Gilbert/Troy Millsap of On The Rocks Climbing Guides. Open to all ages and abilities, this is a great opportunity to experience rock climbing on the beautiful Niagara Escarpment. Taught by certified guides and all necessary climbing equipment provided. *No climbing experience necessary. When: Sunday, August 18, 10am-2pm Where: Metcalfe Rock Cost: $50/person HST included To register: email

Crack Skills (Technique Clinic)

by Yonah Obadia of On The Rocks Climbing Guides. Learn a variety of crack climbing skills in this movement workshop. This course is great for climbers interested in diversifying their climbing technique. When: Saturday, August 17, 10am-2pm Where: Metcalfe Rock Cost: $50/person HST included To register: email

Fall Safe (Sport Climbing Clinic)

by Steve Andrew of On The Rocks Climbing Guides. Face your fear of falling on lead, and become a better lead belayer. Learn about outdoor lead fall hazards and proper lead belay methods. Learn fear management and how to overcome the mental hurdles of lead climbing. Become a more confident and safe sport climber, so you can take your climbing to the next level. *Lead climbing experience required When: Saturday, August 17, 9am-12 noon Where: Metcalfe RockCost: $50/person HST included To register: email

Caving at Metcalfe Rock – FULL

by Free Spirit Tours Come and explore Metcalfe’s caves with us. We’ll climb and crawl our way through a few of these underground passageways. No experience necessary – just a desire for some adventure and fun!! Don’t worry if you have never caved before, we teach you everything you need to know!! This activity does require some physical ability but as mentioned before – total beginners are fine doing this! What to wear: Layered clothing with a long sleeve top or hoodie. Clothes you don’t mind getting wet & dirty! Long pants are recommended. What to bring: Water to drink (in a day pack so it’s easy to carry) and a camera! When: Saturday, August 17, 1pm-4pm  – one time slot available (2-14 people) Cost: $25/person Location: Meeting in the parking lot of Metcalfe Rock To Sign Up: E-mail to register.

Morning Pilates: Wake Up & Start Moving Well!

by Sacha Karlewicz Does your warm up consist of some hasty shoulder shrugs and arm circles while tied into the bottom of your first route?? Maybe try something new. Warm up with muscle, joint and facial stimulation. In other words, stimulate muscles and joints to increase your proprioception, heat up your joints with osteoarticular movements and increase facial release and hydration with gentle movements. Using Franklin Method™ balls and bands, we’ll go head to toe to liven up the knees, open up the hips, move the spine and shoulders in all 3-dimensions. Free your fascia along the way! There will be a sprinkling of classical Pilates and balance exercises. Get your body ready for climbing and LIFE! What is the Franklin Method? This method of exercise, created by Eric Franklin, focuses on how the body is designed to move based on biomechanics and evolution. The Franklin Method system improves function producing safer and more efficient movement. When: Saturday, August 17, 9am Cost: FREE, no registration necessary Location: Meet on the grassy area at the front of the farm.

Afternoon Pilates Class: Restore!

by Sacha Karlewicz Learn valuable techniques to cool down and restore your body after a morning (day) of climbing. We’ll work on putting the body back together using ELDOA™ exercises and stretches that focus on hips, spine, neck and shoulders. You’ll get your toes moving independently again. (Those darn climbing shoes!) What is ELDOA? Created by osteopath Guy VOYER, this method uses different postures to target specific segments of the spine. The aim is to release pressure on the targeted area. This release of pressure is called decoaptation. Decoaptation: To create space (relatively or absolutely) between two surfaces. The ELDOA postures uses a person’s unique body to create a tensegral pull on the fascial chains resulting in decoaptation thus reducing pain and increasing a sense of well being. When: Saturday, August 17, 4:30pm Cost: FREE, no registration necessary Location: Meet on the grassy area at the front of the farm.