The Alpine Club of Canada - Vancouver Section

Introduction to Sport Climbing - Sat, May 3 2014, Sun, May 4 2014

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PRE-REGISTRATION MAY BE REQUIRED. Please review the event details carefully, and if registration is required and you'd like to join us, you must sign up at the bottom of this page. Non-member guests must contact the leader (see Notes below) to register. If payment is required for this event, you will be expected to send your payment to the Event Leader - payable to the Alpine Club of Canada, Vancouver Section.

The Basics:
Event Type:Training
Event Location:Squamish Area
Date(s) & Time:Sat, May 3 2014, Sun, May 4 2014  8:15 AM  (Carpool Departure: 7:30 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Mon, Apr 28 2014 11:00:00 AM
Event Duration:8 hours
Difficulty Rating:D2: Moderate
Event Leader(s): Reza Marvasti
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Member Cost:$50.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 & Older Only
Attendee Screening: Attendees are Pre-Screened - Trip Leader will review your background and may contact you before accepting you on the trip.
Number Registered So Far: 8 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)

Meet each day at 7:30am in the parking lot of St. David's Church at the Taylor Way Exit of Hwy 1. Carpool to Squamish. Course duration: until about 4pm each day.

Required Items to Bring:
- belay device - helmet - climbing harness - climbing shoes
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

How to Get There:
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):100Km
Carpool Departure Time: 7:30 AM
Carpool Location:   Log in for location
Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
** Vancouver Transit Info
Carpool Cost: Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $25.00 (calculated at total Km * $0.25, effective Saturday, October 19, 2019). This is based on the current provincial government rate for private vehicle use.  Please pay your share of the cost to the carpool driver.

This is a 2 day course intended to introduce club members to single-pitch sport climbing, i.e., leading on on bolted routes. Participants will learn how to use quickdraws to protect themselves on lead on a bolted route and how to setup and dismantel anchors when sport climbing. The first day will be instruction and climbing, the second day mostly supervised climbing.

All skills necessary to safely lead single-pitch bolted routes.
- selecting the necessary equipment
- clipping techniques
- avoiding clipping mistakes (back-clipping and "Z"-clipping)
- proper lead belaying techniques (using ATC or similar device)
- setting up sport climbing anchors
- cleaning the anchor and lowering

- top roping experience, preferably some outdoor climbing experience
- climbing comfortably at 5.9: participants should be able to climb ANY 5.9 route in indoor climbing gyms without falling, weighting the rope or pausing for long during the climb
- experience with belaying
- tie in securely and check partner

Applicants who sign up for this course will be will be reviewed prior to acceptance into the course. DO NOT PAY until you have been notified of your acceptance into the course.
- Registration is not complete until you've signed up and, if required, paid in full to the Alpine Club of Canada Vancouver Section, either through PayPal, or sent to the Event Leader.
- When a minimum group size appears, this is to let you know that the event will be cancelled with refunds to those who have already paid, if the minimum number of registered participants is not met.
- We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines at all times while participating in ACC VA events.

Cost & Payment:
Member Cost:$50.00/Person
Cost Includes:course fee
Payment Cut Off:Payment must be received by the ACC VA on Mon, Apr 28 2014.
Make a Payment:Click here for the details. PLEASE PAY AFTER YOU HAVE SIGNED UP BELOW.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
Please review our Etiquette Guidelines!
Note: If you don't show up we will be very hurt!

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