The Alpine Club of Canada - Vancouver Section

Cragkeepers Scrubbing Session: Joined ACC/BCMC Event - Sun, Sep 17 2017

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The Basics:
Event Type:Rock Climbing
Event Location:Meet at the Smoke Bluffs parking lot
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Sep 17 2017  8:00 AM
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Sep 16 2017 4:00:00 PM
Event Duration:8 hrs (3 hrs scrubbing; optional climbing after)
Difficulty Rating:D2: Moderate
Event Leader(s): Eva van Emden
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members & Guests, 18 & Older Only
Attendee Screening: Registration is First-Come/First-Serve
Number Registered So Far: 1 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)


The Squamish Access Society works on behalf of climbers to maintain access to climbing, maintain trails, update and fix anchors and bolts, support crag development, and maintain climbs. Because Squamish is such a wet environment, crags quickly get dirty and mossy, and the Squamish Access Society has asked the community to help them keep the climbs in good shape. The ACC, BCMC, and other clubs are stepping up to help with the Cragkeepers initiative: a group chooses a crag, gets about ten people to spend three hours scrubbing and brushing it, and then spends the rest of the day climbing.

The schedule

Scrub from 8 to about 11. Take a break for lunch/snacks. Then spend some time climbing at the same crag or another, depending on group preference.

This trip is also posted on the BCMC trip list. The maximum group size on this trip is small because I'm updating the registration cutoff to keep the total signups for both clubs to ten people (we only have ten sets of brushes).

Required Items to Bring:
  • helmet! Really important because we'll be working side by side and could drop a tool or knock something loose.
  • harness
  • belay device and backup prusik
  • comfortable hiking shoes
  • clothes that you don't mind getting dirty
  • equipment for climbing afterward (climbing shoes, chalk bag, rope, etc.)
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
  • work gloves
  • optional gear that you might find useful: slings and carabiners for tethering brushes; aiders; knee pads; ascender
  • we need a few people to bring ropes: if you have a rope that is safe to use but you don't mind getting it dirty, please bring it

Carpooling: I will be meeting at the event, so I can't organize a carpool meeting point. I'm happy to put people who want to share rides in contact with each other: email me.
- We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines at all times while participating in ACC VA events.

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

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