The Rock Camp Adventure is an introductory expedition to backcountry rock climbing for students age 15-18. In addition to backpacking and camping skills, students will focus on developing outdoor climbing techniques including traditional climbing gear placement and multi-pitch climbing and will have the opportunity to apply these skills to technical ascents. Although no previous rock climbing experience is necessary, students on this course will learn a variety of both beginner and advanced rock climbing techniques. Students will be challenged at appropriate physical levels and should expect to spend most days either backpacking or rock climbing in the backcountry. This expedition also focuses on a connection to place and fosters a conservation ethic as students understand the importance of wild places and the different components of the Montana ecosystem. Students will also learn about Leave No Trace principles and learn leadership and communication tools to help their expedition team succeed in their goals. For more information about MWS core curriculum and expedition progression see Expedition Life.