ROCK-IT Beginners Rock Climbing Course, Session 2 - Monday, May 15, 2017

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The Basics:
Event Type: Training 
Event Location: The exact location will be emailed to the participant a day or two before 
Date(s) & Time:   Monday, May 15, 2017 05:00 PM (Carpool Departure: 05:00 PM @ Recycling bins west of COP (West Valley Carpool))  
Registration Cut Off:   Friday, May 12, 2017 05:00 PM  
Event Duration: one evening 
Difficulty Rating:   D1 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Nicole Morter
Paul O'Brien-Kelly
Jeff Dickson
Tobias Link

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members Only  
Attendee Screening:   Attendees are Pre-Screened
Maximum Group Size: 20
Maximum No. Guests: 0
Minimum Group Size: 2
Maximum No. Guests Per Member: 0
Number Registered So Far:   20 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No


The Real Outdoor Climbing Knowledge Introductory Training (ROCK IT) program is the Calgary Section’s introduction to rock climbing program. This is for all people new to rock climbing. No previous experience in any climbing activity is required; however, a certain amount of basic fitness for the approaches (max 30min) and to carry a backpack with gear to the crag would be an advantage. ROCK IT is not a training program for your physical strength, but we will set you up with the technical knowledge necessary to take part on other Section trips posted on the trip schedule throughout the summer like the weekly Rock Rage, as well as other ACC day and weekend trips. The ultimate goal of the program is to take participants from the beginner level to self sufficient climbers who can climb on their own and be safe and competent climbing partners. All of the sessions will be posted on the club calendar, so keep an eye out for them.

This posting is for the Second Session which will be held somewhere at one of the front range climbing crags (likely Wasootch or Porcupine Creek) there we will start with our hands-on training right away. That day we will go over your personal climbing gear, how to fit and use it. We also will learn the first knot, how to belay somebody on top-rope as well as rope commands and some basic climbing techniques. Of course we will climb a lot to get as much practice in as possible. We will go rain or shine - bring your rain jacket and don't assume the event will be cancelled just because the forecast looks bad. If for some reason the event needs to be cancelled, we will send out a notification by 3PM the afternoon of the event.

Please make sure you read the entire program description here: rock-it-2017/

Required Items to Bring:
Personal Climbing Gear and anything else you have learned to bring in Session One. Rain coat. Helmet. Harness. Belay device. Warm clothing

How to Get There:
Carpool Departure Time:   05:00 PM
Carpool Location:   Recycling bins west of COP (West Valley Carpool)
Carpool Directions: l/@51.0876804,-114.2368913,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0: 0xb0f115a4fb230a1d!8m2!3d51.0876804!4d-114.2368913

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
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*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 Friday, May 12, 2017 at 05:00 PM.