How to suck less and be more better at… Belaying (top rope) - Wednesday, Jun 21, 2017

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The Basics:
Event Type: Training 
Event Location: Flanders Park 
Date(s) & Time:   Wednesday, Jun 21, 2017 06:00 PM  
Registration Cut Off:   Tuesday, Jun 20, 2017 06:00 PM  
Event Duration: 1-2 Hours 
Difficulty Rating:   D1 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):    

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members & Guests, 13 And Older Only  
Attendee Screening:   Registration is First-Come/First-Serve
Maximum Group Size: 6
Maximum No. Guests: 4
Minimum Group Size: 2
Maximum No. Guests Per Member: 2
Number Registered So Far:   1 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No


How to suck less and be more better at…. is a periodic series designed to help facilitate ongoing peer learning. Speakers are volunteers who feel somewhat knowledgeable and are willing to help others achieve basic knowledge in an area- they are by no means experts, and may in fact not be the most knowledgeable person in attendance. The goal is to help improve the knowledge and skill level of all members who participate on mountain trips through regular skill updates. Discussion and participant input is welcomed during sessions.

Always wanted to try climbing in the gym? Want to get to an outdoor event this summer but don't know how to belay?

This event will go over how to tie in to a rope using a figure eight, and how to top rope belay someone. We will be "mock" climbing (by throwing ropes over the top of a swing set and having someone on either end).

This event will not discuss or get into lead climbing or lead belaying - the goal is to give you the basic skills you would need to pass a top rope belay check in the gym

Recommended Items to Bring:
Harness and belay device if you have them. I'll have extras, so please come even if you don't have a harness or belay device.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:   We'll meet at My Favorite Ice Cream Shop (2048 42 Ave SW) and then head into the park together.  

** The ‘How to suck less and be more better at’ series is put on by volunteers, who are by no means experts or guides, just people who are willing to share some knowledge in an area. Discussion and participant input is welcomed.

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 Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 06:00 PM.