The Alpine Club of Canada - Vancouver Section

Crack Climbing Skills - Sat, Jul 11 2020

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The Basics:
Event Type:Training
Event Location:Squamish
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jul 11 2020  8:00 AM
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Jul 11 2020 9:25:00 PM
Event Duration:1 Day
Difficulty Rating:D1: Easy
Event Leader(s): Rob Szpak
Todd Powell
Anna Milino
Monte Johnston
Rob Janousek
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Member Cost:$125.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 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)


Crack Climbing Skills:

Crack climbing is a technical but non-intuitive type of rock climbing. With a little coaching and practice the techniques for climbing, all different types of cracks are easy to learn.

This program covers technique tips for finger locks, ring locks, hand jams, fist jams, cups and even stacks.

Designed for climbers that want to develop their crack climbing skills and take their climbing to the next level.

Squamish is the perfect location to develop the skills needed to tackle your crack climbing goals as the approaches are short and the cracks are plentiful.

This course starts thin and goes wide so the morning is spent in the Smoke Bluffs working on finger crack technique. Then after lunch you progress to hand and fist cracks.

To wrap up the day, some wider techniques are tackled. These include off-width technique like hand and fist stacks for anyone thatís interested, and some chimneying technique.

Everything that you need to compress your crack climbing learning curve.

Leaders: Monte Johnson, Todd Powell, Rob Janousek, Rob Szpak, Anna Milino

Course Length: 1 day

Cost: $169.00 ($125 for ACC Vancouver Member) Request for payment by Visa or e-transfer will be sent to you after signing up.

Student/Instructor Ratio: 4:1

Course Dates: July 11, 2020

Location: Squamish, BC

Note: Because of COVID-19 there will be some additional requirements including wearing face masks when you cannot physically distance, etc. It is also recommended that you sign-up for this course with a friend that is within your social circle.

Note: No refunds. A participant needing to drop out will have the ability to draw upon approved people from a waiting list should it exist. Exchange of Payment to take place directly between the two people. No credit to carrying forward is permitted.

Contact Monte Johnson for any inquiries.

Monte Johnston
ACMG/IFMGA Mountain Guide & Editor in Chief

Required Items to Bring:

Required Items:

  • Two masks (in case one gets damaged)
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Your own individual black or blue ink pen
  • Printed out and completed ACC Waiver
  • ACC Health Declaration
  • ACMG waiver
  • ACMG Health Declaration, to be signed in front of the leader/organizer: s/waivers.aspx

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Cost & Payment:
Member Cost:$125.00/Person
Non-Member Cost:$169.00/Person
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