The Alpine Club of Canada - Vancouver Section

Rappel skills practice - Wed, Jun 21 2017

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The Basics:
Event Type:Training
Event Location:Squamish, Smoke Bluffs
Date(s) & Time:Wed, Jun 21 2017  6:00 PM
Registration Cut Off: Tue, Jun 20 2017 6:00:00 PM
Event Duration:3 hours
Difficulty Rating:D1: Easy
Event Leader(s): Eva van Emden
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 & Older Only
Attendee Screening: Registration is First-Come/First-Serve
Number Registered So Far: 4 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)

This is an *informal practice session,* not a course. I'd like to get together and practice some rappelling techniques. I'm giving registration priority to people who have just taken the intro to rock, top-rope anchors, and basic mountaineering course this year and want to cement their new skills with some group practice.

Basic stuff to practice:

  • setting up a rappel anchor
  • setting up a prusik backup
  • rapping down
For people who are comfortable with the basics, we can try out some next-level stuff:
  • multipitch rappels
  • building and assessing tree anchors for multipitch rappels in Squamish
  • how to climb back up the rope if you go down past the anchor
Requirements: Previous rappelling instruction or practice.

Review before the session:

  • anchor building
  • rappel technique
  • prusik knot
  • If you want to practice climbing the rappel rope, review rope climbing technique.

Required Items to Bring:
Helmet, harness, belay/rappel device, at least 2 locking carabiners and 2 non- lockers, 2 slings, prusik. No rock shoes needed. We need at least two people to bring ropes and anchor building material.
Recommended Items to Bring:
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How to Get There:
Event Directions:Meet in the Smoke Bluffs parking lot. If you miss meeting us there, try the Fresh Starts cliff opposite the playground near Neat and Cool.

Until two weeks before the event, I'll give priority registration to people who took intro to rock, top-rope anchors, or basic mountaineering this year (email me) and wait-list everyone; then I'll open up registration as first come, first served.
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Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
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Note: If you don't show up we will be very hurt!

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