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University Boulevard, ST 172
Cedar City, UT 84720
435-586-1983
www.suu.edu/uc/outdoor
Harry Reid Outdoor Engagement Center

SUU Outdoor EDGE Project Proposal Cover Sheet
If your Outdoor EDGE project is an independent project with travel, complete the following proposal. Submit the proposal on
canvas and provide a hard copy with appropriate signatures to Dr. Eastep in the HROEC by the deadline.

Student Information
Name (Last, First):
Barnhurst, Kristin

T#: 00471923

EMAIL:
Kristinbarnhurst19@gmail.com
Major ( & Minor):
Psychology
Project Information
Title of Project:
Red Rocks Climbing
Expected Start Date (month/day/year): 10/18/14

Phone: 435-790-9899

Project Mentor: Rob Myers

Expected End Date (month/day/year):
10/21/14
Mentor’s Email:
myers@suu.edu

Project Group Members (if applicable):
Lydia Chadwick
Project Abstract:
I will be doing a Suu sponsored climbing trip to red rocks Nevada. This will take place during fall break from Saturday
October 18th to Tuesday October 21st. I will be taking a total of ten people including the trip leaders. Lydia Chadwick,
another climbing wall staff will be co leading the trip with me. Suu outdoors will charge a flat fee to all participants to
ensure that everyone has the proper gear required for the trip. We will be camping at Red Rocks campground for the
duration of the trip. The participants have to be top rope certified at the Suu rock wall in order to participate in the trip.
If the participants wish to lead climb they will also need to be lead climb certified at the Suu rock wall.

Project Learning Goals or Intended Outcomes:
1. To know how to plan trips
2. To know how to guide trips
3. To share what I love with others

Outdoor EDGE Project Proposal: Independent Project with Travel
Please complete your Outdoor EDGE project proposal by fully addressing the following details. Rigor is an expectation, and is
defined as attention to detail within work that is done with care.

1.

Outdoor Significance: In a paragraph, explain how your project will engage you in the outdoors to gain perspectives on
stewardship, outdoor skills, a sense of place, and/or literacy of the natural world in a manner that is rigorous enough to
lead to a meaningful learning experience. If applicable, please include citations to reliable references*.

I love the outdoors, and I would love to share that with others that have the same love for the outdoors as I do. I am leading a
group of people to red rocks national park to go climbing. This will not be an easy task and it will take a lot of work to make sure it
runs smoothly. First I have to make sure I know the area to ensure participants safety. I have been working at the rock wall at Suu,
and been climbing for a couple of years outside. I can teach others the skills I have learned over the years, and encourage them in
climbing. Because I have lots of experience outside climbing and inside teaching how to climb I feel prepared to finally lead a
climbing trip of my own. Rock climbing inside is very controlled, there are pads, many holds to use, ratings taped to the wall, colorcoded routs, basically many things to make climbing more safe. When climbing outside the risk increases, anyone can set routes and
bolts outside, so I have been trained to properly Asses bolts. These will be important aspects of climbing that I will be teaching my
group.

2.

Personal or Professional Development: In a paragraph (or two), please explain how your project ties into your personal or
professional development. How does your project help you work toward or complete academic requirements, develop
your professional skills and/or abilities, or tie into your lifelong learning endeavors?
Rock Climbing is my passion. If I could do anything in the world it would be to own a climbing gym, to share that love and
passion I hold with others. I love teaching people to rock climb, and about the outdoors. Leading trips with a group of people can be
very difficult to organize to ensure things run smoothly. I am appreciative of any experience that will help bring me closer to my end
goal. This project gives me the opportunity to take charge and learn the ins and outs of leading trips, and teaching others.
My second passion in life is to travel. I want to see the world. I want to go anywhere and everywhere possible. But it is not
so simple. There are many things that I have to take in to considerations when planning a trip. The cost is a huge obstacle when
planning a trip. I have to ask my self-questions such as: What will transportation cost? Where will I stay? What will I eat? How long
will I go for? How many people can I take with me? What documents do I need to bring? What is the weather going to be like? In
planning my trip to red rocks I discovered how intricate every little detail needs to be in order to successfully lead a trip.

3.

Trip Plan: Please complete a trip plan detailing your itinerary and preparations. You may use the Outdoor EDGE Trip Plan
to complete this section. Please include at least two citations showing you have current and reliable sources* to complete
your planning.

Trip Planning and Safety Management Form
Trip Type and General Location: Rock Climbing/ Camping Red Rocks National Park
Specific Location: Red Rocks, Nevada
Trip Leader: Kristin Barnhurst, Lydia Chadwick
Start Date: 10/18/14
Intended Return Date: 10/21/14
Nearest Towns Name: Las Vegas Nevada
Directions:
Drive 185 miles, 2 h 41 min
Cedar City, UT
Head south on N Main St toward E Center St
2.9 mi / 5 min
Follow I-15 S to NV-159 W/W Charleston Blvd in Las Vegas. Take exit 26 from Co Rd 215 S/Bruce Woodbury
Beltway S/Clark County 215 S
180 mi / 2 h 33 min
Merge onto I-15 S
Passing through Arizona
Entering Nevada

166 mi
Take exit 42 to merge onto US-95 N toward Reno
5.3 mi
Take exit 81A for Summerlin Pkwy
0.9 mi
Continue onto Summerlin Pkwy W
5.6 mi
Take the exit onto Co Rd 215 S/Bruce Woodbury Beltway S/Clark County 215 S
2.2 mi
Take exit 26 for Charleston Blvd/NV-159
0.4 mi
Turn right onto NV-159 W/W Charleston Blvd
1.6 mi / 3 min
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
3205 Nevada 159, Las Vegas, NV 89161
Police Dept. Phone Number:
3-1-1 or (702) 828-3111

Police Dept. Phone Number:

Nearest Phone : (Red Rock Canyon Visitor Center)
Nearest Hospital : University Medical center on Charleston Boulevard
Location: 1800 W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89102 Name: UMC University Medical Center
Directions:
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
3205 Nevada 159, Las Vegas, NV 89161
Get on Co Rd 215 N/Clark County 215 N
2.1 mi / 4 min
Drive along Summerlin Pkwy and US-95 S. Take exit 79 from US-95 S
10.6 mi / 10 min
Drive to W Charleston Blvd
2.4 mi / 5 min
Turn right onto S Valley View Blvd
1.1 mi
Turn left onto W Charleston Blvd
Destination will be on the left
1.3 mi
: (702) 383-2000
Emergency Phone Numbers Emergency Contact Person
State Police: Name:
Ranger Dispatch: Address:

Land Management Agency Office: Email: nvsoweb@blm.gov
Other(Specify):
Itinerary Other Help Along the Route:
Proposed Itinerary: See Attached #2
Evacuation Routes: See Attached #3
Please Notify The Police If We Do Not Return
Date: 10/21/14 Time: 10 pm
Name: Kristin Barnhurst Signature: Kristin Barnhurst
Fill out three of these forms. Carry one with you, leave one in your vehicle, and leave one with the

4.

Detailed Timeline*: Please complete a table detailing tasks and activities, deadlines, and the purpose of each. You may use
the following table as a guide:
Activity
Completion
Purpose/Notes
Responsible
Date
Person
Meet with mentor
Research climbing Area
Plan Dates/# of people/equipment
Research climbing Area for edge project
assignment
Meet with mentor
Meet with Suu outdoors
Do university assignments
Pre trip meeting

5.

6.

9/9/14
9/11/14
9/25/14
9/15/14 –
10/10/14
10/7/14
10/10/14
10/6-10/14
10/15/14

To see if my project is doable.
To understand more about the area
Determine ins and outs of trip
Edge project requirements

Me
Me
Me
Me

To finalize trip plans
To finalize equipment rentals
To make sure I’m on the right track
To debrief participants

Me
Me/
Me
Me

Budget*: An itemized budget, including a brief justification for each item. You must also indicate how your expenses will be
covered. The table below is meant as a guide.
Item
Cost
Funding Source
Purpose
Personal Time

At least 116 hours of my time

Myself

To complete my project

Gas

Free

Suu

Traveling to climbing site

Equipment

Free

Suu

To climb/camp

Food

$40

My self

To eat

TOTAL

$40

Safety Briefing: Please complete a safety briefing for your project. In this statement, please identify the risks you are
taking and how you intend to mitigate them. If applicable, please include citations to reliable references

Welcome to Red Rocks Nevada. I’m so excited to share this awesome place with you. This trip will be a lot of
fun, but it can also be very dangerous. There are many hazards of the area not to mention the hazards of
Rock climbing, making this a high-risk area. The weather should be really nice with the average temperature
during the day being about 75 with a low in the nights of 40. In order to minimize the risk please do the
following:

-

Please put on sunscreen before you begin the day and reapply according.

-

Make sure to wear approach/hiking shoes while traveling to the climbing areas.

-

Before you begin a climb make sure you are in your comfort level.

-

If you are not lead certified at the wall please do not lead climb.

-

Make sure you and your partner double check each other before you begin to climb.

As a group there will be many dynamics we will need to consider. To take care of the group and individuals
comprising the group please:
-Be on time, and stay with the group. If alone time is needed please talk to a trip leader and we can arrange
that as long as you advocate for yourself.
- Please be open and honest and treat everyone with respect. If you have questions or concerns please
speak up so we can resolve them.
- We will encourage everyone to push his or her comfort level but not past anything that is unsafe.
You all are your best risk managers – if something seems wrong – say so and act accordingly. (this will help keep
everyone safe) Thanks.

7.

Mentor Information: Please write down the name, email, and phone number for your mentor. Please explain the skills,
abilities, and/or experience your mentor has to make him or her a qualified mentor for your project. The purpose of a
mentor is to have someone who can offer guidance and advice. If you do not have a mentor, please explain why and list
the qualifications you have to complete this project without a mentor.

Rob Myers, myers@suu.edu, 435-592-2774,

Rob is my mentor because of the wide variety of experience he has in the outdoors, and
climbing. Rob taught me how to climb and lead a trip that I went to climbing at red rocks.
Because of this he is the perfect person to assist me in leading my own trip to red rocks.
8.

Project Analysis: In a bullet-point list, provide a description of the following items as they relate to your project:
a. Your personal strengths: I am a strong leader and passionate about the outdoors and climbing and sharing that
with others.
b. Outside assets (things that might help you complete your project): Suu outdoors will be sponsoring my trip so they
are major assets.
c. Your personal weaknesses: I tend to get stressed when leading trips because I want to please everyone and that is
simply impossible to achieve.
d. Outside threats (things that might hinder you from completing your project): My project is already set in stone
with Suu outdoors. Unless the weather prevents me form going my specific weekend everything should be fine.

9.

Plan B: In a short paragraph, provide a description of your Plan B project, or back-up plan, in case something keeps you
from completing the project you are proposing here.
My project is already set on the Suu outdoors calendar and is going to happen next weekend. But if something did happen I would
just do it a different weekend.
*References may be listed at the end of your proposal under a section titled “References.”
Please submit your final background assignment as Appendix A. This includes your annotated bibliography, natural history, and risk
management analysis.

SUU PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT AND WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY
Name of Participant ____Kristin Barnhurst______________
Class/Activity _________University 3925____________________________
Date(s)___________10/18/2014-10/21/2014__________________________________________________
Address ____________ 237 south 300 west, cedar city, Utah, 84720 ___________________________________
Email ____kristinbarnhurst19@gmail.com Phone _______________(435) 790-9899
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE SIGNING. THIS IS A RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND WAIVER OF CERTAIN LEGAL RIGHTS AND
ASSUMPTION OF THE RISKS AGREEMENT.
This Participation Agreement and Waiver and Release of Liability is entered into between the undersigned “Participant” and Southern Utah University, its
organizations, affiliates, partners, sponsors, vendors, directors, officers, employees, volunteers, members, agents, contractors, contracted entities and
facilities and the owners and lessors thereof, hereinafter referred to as “SUU” or collectively as “Releasees”).
In consideration for the privilege of participation of the Participant in SUU sponsored activities, Participant certifies that they are over the age of 18 and
acknowledges and agrees as follows:
1.

Participation in the activity sponsored by SUU, includes participation in outdoor recreation activities (including but not limited to climbing, hiking, rock
climbing, repelling, wilderness survival, etc.) and requires good health and fitness and can be HAZARDOUS AND PRESENT A DANGER TO
PARTICIPANT. Participant believes he/she is qualified to participate in activities, and if at any time the Participant believes conditions to be unsafe, he/she
will immediately discontinue further participation in the Activities ___kb____ INITIAL HERE

2.

Participation in Activities exposes Participant to RISKS OF SERIOUS BODILY INJURY, INCLUDING PERMANENT DISABILITY, PARALYSIS
AND DEATH. Risks may arise out of contact and/or participation with other participants, spectators, equipment, environment, facility and/or fixed objects;
falls, collisions, rough play, and other mishaps; exposure to adverse weather conditions and/or high altitude; flaws and defects in equipment and facilities;
irregular conditions; and negligent maintenance, and negligent participation. Risks may be caused by the Participant’s own actions, or inaction, the actions or
inaction of others participants, the condition of the facilities in which the Activities take place, and/or THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE “RELEASEES.”
Some Risks cannot be predicted or controlled. There may be other risks and social and economic losses either not known to me or not readily foreseeable at
this time. ___kb____INITIAL HERE

3.

Assumption of the Risks. I understand and agree that participating in or being present at or around the activity may create predictable and unexpected risks
of serious physical or mental injury or death. These risks may include, but are not limited to: sprains; strains; fractures; damage to the head, face or body;
emotional distress, flesh wounds; muscular skeletal injuries; cosmetic injuries; cuts; abrasions; penetrations; paralysis, foreign objects in the eye;
amputations; permanent disabilities; and other serious injuries or death (collectively "risks"). I CONSENT TO PARTICIPATION IN THE ACTIVITIES
AND FULLY ACCEPT AND ASSUME ALL SUCH RISKS AND ALL RESPONSIBILITY FOR LOSSES, COSTS, AND DAMAGES (LEGAL
AND FINANCIAL) incurred as a result of such participation. ____kb___INITIAL HERE

4.

Waiver and Release of Liability. In consideration for the privilege of the Participant’s participation in the Activities, the undersigned hereby RELEASES,
DISCHARGES, COVENANTS NOT TO SUE, AND AGREES TO INDEMNIFY AND SAVE AND HOLD HARMLESS RELEASEES from any
and all liability, demands, losses, medical expenses, lost opportunities, damages or attorneys fees and costs stemming from any or all claims for negligence,
expressed or implied warranty, contribution, and indemnity, and/or claims of negligent rescue operations, first aid, and emergency care, to the broadest
extent permitted by applicable law suffered by the Participant incurred on his/her account with respect to the Participant’s personal injury and other injury or
harm, disability, and/or death, or property damage, arising directly or indirectly from the Participant’s participation in Activities, as caused or alleged to be
caused in whole or in part by the Releasees or any of them, and further agrees that if, despite this release, the Participant or any other person makes a claim
on the Participant’s behalf against any of the Releasees, THE UNDERSIGNED WILL INDEMNIFY, SAVE AND HOLD HARMLESS EACH OF
THE RELEASEES FROM ANY LIABILITY, LITIGATION EXPENSES, ATTORNEY FEES, LOSSES, DAMAGES OR COSTS ANY MAY
INCUR AS THE RESULT OF ANY SUCH CLAIM, WHETHER ASSERTED BY THE UNDERSIGNED, THE PARTICIPANT, OR ANOTHER
PERSON. ___kb____INITIAL HERE

5.

Governing Law, Venue and Jurisdiction: The undersigned understands and agrees that this document is intended to be as broad and inclusive as permitted
under applicable law and shall be governed by Utah law. In the event of a dispute, the exclusive venue and jurisdiction for any lawsuit arising out of such
dispute shall be the state court of Iron County, or the federal courts located in Salt Lake City, Utah. ___kb____INITIAL HERE

6.

Severability: If any provision of this document is determined to be invalid for any reason, such invalidity shall not affect the validity of any of the other
provisions, which other provisions shall remain in full force and effect as if this document had been executed with the invalid provision eliminated.
____kb___INITIAL HERE

THE UNDERSIGNED PARTCIPANT HEREBY CERTIFIES THAT I HAVE COMPLETELY READ AND UNDERSTAND THIS AGREEMENT AND ITS
TERMS. THAT PRIOR TO SIGNING THIS AGREEMENT, I HAVE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO ASK ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS
AGREEMENT. I AM AWARE, BY SIGNING THIS AGREEMENT I ASSUME ALL RISKS AND WAIVE AND RELEASE CERTAIN RIGHTS THAT I
AND EACH OF MY HEIRS, NEXT OF KIN, FAMILY, RELATIVES, GUARDIANS, CONSERVATORS, EXECUTORS, ADMINISTRATORS, TRUSTEES
AND ASSIGEES MAY HAVE AGAINST RELEASEES.

Kristin Barnhurst

Kristin Barnhurst

10/10/14

_______________________________________________ _______________________________________ _______________________
Signature
Printed Name
Date