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Rock Climbing Progression

for Beginners

Donner Summit​
Truckee, California
4 hrs  |    $0   |   Deposit Required
The Adventure:
Join us at Donner Summit to learn to rock climb with a Courage Coach by your side.  This adventure is designed for children of all abilities, ages 9- to 13-years-old and is a technology-free event. All equipment is provided.  

Why Rock Climbing? 

Rock climbing encourages focus, problem-solving, and mental control. 


Rock climbing provides opportunities for increased insight, courage, and self-reliance. It promotes awareness of the physical and mental elements of fear in a safe environment.  It encourages the mental control necessary to relax, focus on the present moment, and actively choose perseverance in the face of fear, thoughts of failure or self-doubt - building resilience and confidence in your ability to overcome obstacles.   


Consider for: 

    Children who struggle with self-doubt, fear of failure, or perfectionism

    Children who struggle with perseverance, distress tolerance, or avoidance

    Children who struggle with adaptability, transitions, or rigid thinking

Natural Elements:  

The mindful focus of each event will center upon the natural elements available. Consistent with mindfulness-based therapies, each element embodies a quality which can promote emotional stability and well-being.  Climbing at Donner Summit offers: 

         Water:  Qualities of reflecting, tranquil, & seeing things clearly as they are.  

          Promotes feeling calm, still and quiet. 

         Mountain:  Qualities of a solid, calm, & unwavering nature. 

         Promotes feeling strong, confident, and determined. 

         Open Space:  Qualities of freedom, openness, & welcoming of all.

         Promotes feeling free, light, relaxed and peaceful.  

Environmental Policy: 

At The Courage Project, we seek to promote environmental stewardship and self-efficacy through Leave No Trace policies. Consistent with this vision, we ask that no single use plastic bottles be brought to the event. Each participant will be provided with a water bottle and snack.  Please pack out all items you packed in and strive to leave the natural environment untouched.  

Rock Climbing Frequently Asked Questions
Location and Contact Details
Please contact us by email:
Donner Summit, Truckee, California
Cancellation Policy
All adventures are free, but require a credit card deposit to secure your reservation.  We ask that you only register for events that you are confident that you can attend.  After you attend an adventure, your deposit will be refunded within 7 business days of participation.  If you need to cancel your reservation for any reason, we require 7 days notice.  If you cancel less than 7 days prior to an event, you will not receive a refund.  If you are not present for an adventure for which you have registered, and you have not provided notice of cancellation 7 days in advance, your deposit will not be refunded and will be precluded from participation in future events. 
Reserve your spot for Rock Climbing Progression for Beginners
4 hrs  |    $0   |   Deposit Required
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