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“OWA is a great experience in a beautiful part of Colorado. All the counselors are really helpful, fun, and flexible. They help you safely step outside of your comfort zone and personalize your experience. I became close with other campers and built good relationships”- Sage, age 14
Austin, TX


OWA Guides Get on the Ice

Rock Climbing Guide James Faerber

This past Saturday, OWA guides James Faerber and Sean McNally road tripped up to Silverton, CO to get on the classic ice route, Stairway to Heaven. A look at the line on the approach The route is WI4 anywhere between 5 and 7 pitches depending on when you decide to walk off and where you […]


Anniversary of OWA Guide’s FA!


This time last year OWA guide Sean McNally and now YOSAR member Josie McKee were down in Baja getting a first ascent on the South face of the infamous El Grand Trono Blanco! The route started with two pitches of terrifyingly loose exfoliating rock. As the route goes up, the rock quality improves and the […]


OWA Guides pioneer Northshore Traverse


Because of the *ahem* well bolted nature of the North Shore Cliff band, our guides have been talking about a traverse across the entire cliff band, west to east. Well this past weekend OWA guides Seth Bowles and Sean McNally went out and gave this traverse a shot! Starting the farthest west that they could, […]


OWA Guides Hit Hueco Tanks


Well when the weather starts turning to snow and ice else where, the rock junkies are happy to be in Texas! Our guides took a trip out to Hueco tanks the other weekend and enjoyed down right amiable weather conditions. Thanks to the Access Fund and American Alpine Club, our group got to stay at […]


The Mini Traxion at E-Rock


It’s no secret that Enchanted Rock is not the ideal place to project routes. The spread out nature of the park and it’s traditional climbing history make some of the great test-piece routes an automatic pass for most climbers– either they are too long, too committing, or the gear is not ideal for a hang […]