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Intro to crack climbing technique - Sat, Jul 29 2017
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|Event Type:||Rock Climbing|
|Event Location:||Smoke Bluffs|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sat, Jul 29 2017
|Registration Cut Off:
Thu, Jul 27 2017 4:00:00 PM
|Difficulty Rating:||D1: Easy|
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|Jacob Cook and I would like to share with you
the awesomeness that is climbing cracks. Is
your knowledge of crack climbing technique
limited to phrases like "Turn your foot
sideways and stick it in the crack. Now twist
it really hard", and "If it hurts, that means
you're doing it right", and "now that it's in
there, don't fall because you'll lose your
finger/hand/toe/ankle!"? Well, you're missing
the tips that are actually helpful! Crack
climbing isn't that painful if it's done well.
This is going to be a climbing technique course
that focuses on crack climbing that is common
around Squamish. We'll start by discussing some
theory and equipment (gloves, shoes) then do
some practice from the ground at a crag in the
smoke bluffs and give some feedback before
starting some top rope on cracks.
This course is for people who have experience
climbing indoors or outdoors but who have very
little or no experience/success with crack
For everyone's enjoyment, it would be great if
participants can climb 5.9 on top rope in the
gym with confidence.|
|Required Items to Bring:|
Climbing shoes, harness, helmet, belay device with
locking carabiner, lunch, appropriate clothing
|Recommended Items to Bring:|
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
Chalk bag, sun glasses, bug spray, nice lunch,
stoke, camera, climbing tape, comfortable climbing
|How to Get There:|
Jacob and I enjoy crack climbing and have had
some success at it (him much more then I of
course) and we have some experience instructing
but this is the first time either of us have
done a crack climbing course so everyone may or
may not be crack addicts after this, but at the
least we'll be able to get some top roping in
at the smoke bluffs, so we can't lose.
Regarding rain though, I generally find
forecasts to be overly pessimistic. If there's
a moderate chance of a moderate amount of rain,
I'm inclined to still try to go climbing. I'll
make a call on cancellation on the 27th if it
looks certain that it's going to be bad weather
for us. We're keen but we're not ducks after
Questions or concerns? Shoot me a text or e-
mail and we'll get it sorted out.|
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Note: If you don't show up we will be very hurt!
*Note: It's great if we can run a course with 6
participants who stay for the full course so
that everyone is gaining the most from
volunteer time. If you can't commit to a full
day of participation, please let me know. If
there is a lack of participation, we'll fill
the course with people who are only able to
commit to a partial day.