This series is tailored to the climber that wants to learn how to improve and perform. Karly Rager of Project Direct Coaching will address the three primary components of climbing improvement: movement skills, training methodology, and head game for lead falls + performance under pressure. This course is best suited for climbers that are comfortable climbing 5.10a routes.


Karly has coached over 150 athletes from 26 states and 5 countries


Learn more about Karly at




Have questions? Ask one of our guides!


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See below for more details


Specific Crags in Clear Creek Canyon are TBD

All technical equipment can be provided by SAI, but if you have our own, it’s encouraged you bring it. 


Watch this client testimonial about Coach Karly



About Karly

Here are a few snippets about the talented Karly Rager, your instructor for this series.
  • Founder and Head Coach of Project Direct Coaching (founded in 2020)
  • Athlete for Trango Climbing
  • Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)
  • Behavior Change Specialist (BCS)
  • AMGA Single Pitch Instructor
  • Engineering Career Drop-out (BS Civil Engineering, MS Structural Engineering)
  • 10+ 5.13 sport redpoints, 5.12 trad redpoints
  • Coached over 150 athletes from 26 states and 5 countries

Learn more about Karly at


Price Includes (Outdoor Session)

Does Include:

  • AMGA Trained/Certified Guide/Instructor
  • Group Climbing Equipment
    • Ropes
    • Technical Hardware – carabiners, protection, belay device, etc
    • Technical Softgoods – slings, cordelette, anchor rope, etc
  • Personal Climbing Equipment
    • Climbing Shoes
    • Helmet
    • Harness

Does Not Include:

  • Food
  • Transportation
  • Lodging
  • Trip/cancellation Insurance
  • Non-technical Personal Items – clothing, pack, sunglasses, etc
  • Rescue Insurance
  • Park Entrance Fees (if applicable)
  • Guide Gratuity
  • Unforeseen costs incurred outside of the control of SAI

Equipment List (Outdoor Session)



  • Cotton or synthetic climbing pants/capri’s
  • Shorts for hot weather


  • Fleece or lightweight down sweater
  • Lightweight wind shell
  • Water proof rain jacket – lightweight gore-tex or similar
  • Short-sleeved shirt
  • (Optional) Sun hoody


  • Baseball hat – for sun protection


  • 1 pair of lightweight leather belay gloves – hardware store versions are great


  • Sticky rubber approach shoes or light hiking/trail running shoes (closed toe mandatory)
  • Cotton or Synthetic socks

Technical Equipment 

  • Harness – UIAA/CE rated climbing harness with belay loop and gear loops.  Should be able to fit on the outside of your layers. 
  • Helmet – UIAA/CE rated climbing helmet.  
  • Belay/rappel device – plaquette, tube style device preferred
  • 2 locking carabiners – large, round stock screw gate carabiners that are easily manipulated while wearing gloves
  • Sticky rubber rock climbing shoes

*All technical equipment can be provided by SAI, but if you have our own, it’s encouraged that you bring it. 


  • 2L of water
  • 800 -1200 calories of food – energy bars, sandwiches, fruits, etc


  • Backpack – 25-30L
  • 2 Large mouth water bottles, 1L capacity each. 
  • Lip balm
  • Sunscreen
  • Smartphone

Risk management is SAI’s number one priority. Our guides manage significant hazards inherent in the mountains such as avalanches, ice fall, rock fall, inclement weather, and high winds, but they cannot eliminate them. SAI guides draw from their wealth of experience and training to make sound decisions that maximize your experience without compromising the necessary margin of safety. Please clearly understand that mountaineering and all other mountain adventures are inherently hazardous sports. You are choosing to engage in an activity in which participants have been injured and killed. While those accidents are indeed infrequent, they may occur at any time and be out of our control. We ask that participants acknowledge the risk and hazards of these sports, and make their own choices about whether or not to engage in these activities.


Q:What am I responsible to bring?

A: Each one of course pages has information on what to bring under the tab “Price Includes”. We will also send you additional info on how to prepare for your guided day once via email once we have received your payment. 


Q:How fit should I be for my course?

A: Our courses vary from absolute beginner to more advanced techniques on the sharp end.  While a base level of fitness (moderate hiking) is generally necessary to get to the climb, all courses can be tweaked to match your level of fitness.


Q: What if the weather is bad and we need to cancel/reschedule?

A: Read our cancellation policy on our policies page.


Q: Do I need to have prior climbing experience?

A: Each course/objective has different experience requirements. This information can be found under the Prerequisites tab at the bottom of our course pages.  For example, you do not need any prior experience to enroll in our Intro to Mountaineering Course but would need some prior climbing experience to participate in our Learn to Lead Trad Course. 


Q: Is there an age minimum? Can I bring my kids?

A: No, there is not an age minimum and yes you can bring your kids! However, there are some courses where children would not be suitable. You can find more information under the “course details” tab on our course pages. Also, check out our custom guiding options where we can create custom itinerary for you and your family. 


Q: Will I need transportation to get to the climb?

A: Yes, we do not provide transportation. We encourage carpooling with other course participants whenever possible though to save the environment and parking space! Meeting times and locations will be sent out via email once you have booked a course with us. 


Q: Do you offer lodging options?

A: No. We offer recommended lodging options and sometimes discounted rates depending on the course or trip. Feel free to call us if you have any questions about lodging!


Please review our cancellation policy here.


Advanced registration is required to book this course. We have a limited amount of guides and book up regularly. Simply book online if you’re ready to secure a date or, give us a call during business hours if you have any questions.