Transition from indoor gym to outdoor rock.

Itinerary

Courses are in Vancouver or Squamish from 8am - 4pm. We are fortunate to have amazing rock in Vancouver and Squamish so we can choose a preferred location. At 8am we will meet at a predetermined location to sign waivers and check equipment, then we will move on to the climbing area. Plan to be back at the cars at 4pm.

8am - 4pm

Equipment

(CLICK above) harness, helmet, belay device, chalk bag, rock shoes, 2 locking carabiners, double length sling (60cm), cordelette (5m x 7mm cord), 2 non-locking carabiners.

 

Goals

  • Safety systems and protocols, hazards at the crag, and risk management.
  • Review top-rope belaying, knots, and tying-in.
  • Learn different belay devices and techniques (ATC, Grigri, Munter)
  • Equipment strengths, forces on top-rope systems, proper use and fit.
  • Learn top-rope anchors and assess integrity:
    • single direction trad anchors, bolts, vegetation
  • Safe communication and terminology.
  • Build and practice top-rope systems and anchors. 
  • Ground anchors and when to use them.
  • Introduce rappelling and prusik back-up.
  • Introduce lead climbing theory and lead belaying.
  • Next steps: discuss self-directed practice and Level 2 Rock.

Note: Goals are flexible and can be tailored for groups.

Fee

$120.00 +GST (1 day)

Dates

April 15 - FULL

May 06 - FULL

May 20 (new!)

June 10

July 15

Aug 12

Note: 3 or more can open their own course date anytime.

Ratio

1:6 (minimum 4)

guide : participants

Pre-requisites

Basic knots, top-rope belaying, climbing 5.8

 

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