The Alpine Club of Canada - Vancouver Section

Course: Top-Rope Anchor Building - Sat, Apr 27 2019, Sun, Apr 28 2019

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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, Smoke Bluffs
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Apr 27 2019, Sun, Apr 28 2019  7:00 AM  (Carpool Departure: 7:00 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Apr 19 2019 11:55:00 PM
Event Duration:Full Weekend
Difficulty Rating:D1: Easy
Event Leader(s): Martin Siegert
You must be logged in to get the Event Leader contact information.
Member Cost:$40.00/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: 12 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)

This 2 day volunteer led course is intended to teach club members:
(a) how to build anchors for top roping, and (b) how to rappel safely.

The course objective is to give participants a chance to learn different types of anchor setups, and to practice building them while in a controlled setting. The evaluation of anchors with respect to safety criteria is an important part of the course.

  • Overview of equipment.
  • Set up top rope anchors.
  • Evaluate top rope anchors.
  • Set up anchors for rappelling.
  • Practice rappelling.
  • Belaying from above.
- Experience belaying.

In addition to signing up via the calendar, you must also fill out this Course Application Form to participate in this course (the link will open in a new tab or window).

Applicants who sign up for this course will be reviewed prior to acceptance into the course.

Please also download and read the course handout ahead of time.

Selection Criteria
If within the first week after the event was posted to the calendar more than 12 qualified members sign up for the event, applicants are selected by the number of events of the ACC Vancouver Section they have attended in the past.
Otherwise selection is by order of signup.

Required Items to Bring:
  • Belay device.
  • Climbing harness.
  • Helmet.
  • At least one pear-shaped locking carabiner.
  • Personal prusik (7mm, 1.5m long for rappelling)
  • One 120cm sling (double length sling).
  • climbing shoes (not absolutely necessary - please ask the organizer, if you do not have them)
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
  • Approach Shoes
  • lunch (each day)
  • rain protection

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Meet each day at 7:00am in the parking lot of St. David's Church at the Taylor Way Exit of Hwy 1.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):110Km
Carpool Departure Time: 7:00 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 $27.50 (calculated at total Km * $0.25, effective Friday, November 15, 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.

- 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:$40.00/Person
Cost Includes: DO NOT PAY until you have been notified of your acceptance into the course.
Payment Cut Off:Payment must be received by the ACC VA on Fri, Apr 19 2019.
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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