Intro to Trad Rock Climbing, by Sean Isaac - 2 days May 21 & 22, 2017 - Sunday, May 21, 2017
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Day one will likely be spent at Wasootch and day two at Back-of-the-Lake; subject to Sean making changes at his discretion
Costs: $267.50 for two days of instruction (1:6 ratio) which includes
Dates: May 21 & 22, 2017 - Sunday and Monday.
**There is no option to attend only one of the two sessions**
Course Content: This course is aimed at novice to intermediate rock
climbers with some indoor or outdoor climbing experience. Sport
climbing leaders (leading with bolts) of all abilities will also find this
course valuable in making the transition from bolts to traditional
The curriculum includes: crack climbing techniques, gear
placements, anchor construction and leading strategies.
Prerequisites: This is not a beginner course; some climbing
experience is necessary. At the minimum, participants should have at
least climbed in a gym and can offer a safe top-rope belay.
Required Items to Bring:
Participants are not required to have their own rack. Rock shoes,
harness, helmet and belay device is the only mandatory equipment
Recommended Items to Bring:
Warm clothes (expect to stand around and listen/learn) and then
participate, approach shoes, chalk bag, a few locking biners, sun
screen, pack, lunch/drink, rain gear.
How to Get There:
Sean will contact participants before the course to confirm a meetup
time & place.
This trip will be a first-come-first-serve and this is based on who can
deliver their $267.50 (this includes tax) cheque/cash/INTERAC e-
Transfer (to ACC Calgary) first.
The preferred method is to send an INTERAC e-Transfer to the ACC
Treasurer using the Treasurer@ACCCalgary.ca email address.
Be sure to supply the following to the treasurer when you send
Name, Full address including postal code, phone number, email,
course/event title and date, Trip Leader/Coordinator, and the
password to accept payment and a payment confirmation email to the
About the course leader:
Sean Isaac is a sponsored climbing athlete and an ACMG Alpine
Guide specializing in technical leadership instruction in addition to
guiding rock, ice and alpine routes. To learn more about Sean, please
visit his website at www.seanisaac.com
Cancellation/Partial Attendance: Please review our participant responsibility guidelines!
Cancellation Policy as of March 2017 :
If a participant is unable to attend a course or paid trip, there will be
no refund unless the participant finds a suitable replacement that is
acceptable to the trip coordinator. It will then be the participant's
responsibility to recover funds from the replacement. If the
coordinator cancels a trip, participants get a refund (less any non-
*Cancellation Policy*: If a participant is unable to attend a paid course or trip, there will be no refund unless the participant finds a suitable replacement that is acceptable to the trip coordinator. It will then be the participant's responsibility to recover funds from the replacement. If the coordinator cancels an event, participants get a refund (less any non- recoverable costs).
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Registration for this event closed on Sunday, May 14, 2017 at 09:00 PM.