ROCK-IT, Session 4- Your turn to run the show! - Monday, Jul 17, 2017

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The Basics:
Event Type: Training 
Event Location: Wasootch  
Date(s) & Time:   Monday, Jul 17, 2017 05:00 PM (Carpool Departure: 05:00 PM @ COP Parking lot, by the recycling bins)  
Registration Cut Off:   Sunday, Jul 16, 2017 05:00 PM  
Event Duration: 2-3 hours  
Difficulty Rating:   D1 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Julie Morter
Nicole Morter
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: 5
Maximum No. Guests Per Member: 0
Number Registered So Far:   9 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No

Itinerary:
The Real Outdoor Climbing Knowledge Introductory Training (ROCK IT) program is for all people new to rock climbing or for people who need a refresher from scratch. No previous experience in any climbing activity is required. 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. The fourth session is where you put everything you've learned together! We will expect our participants to run the show from the moment we arrive at the Wasootch parking lot. We are looking for participants to: -Use a guidebook and topo to identify the location at which to set up a top rope -Set up an anchor and top rope -Demonstrate proper belay technique with their partner -Clean anchors and rappel back to the ground afterwards We will also set up a couple of extra ropes for participants to practice their climbing technique while they wait to set up a top-rope. I will be working on compiling a list of areas that can be used for top-ropes. However, you can also always go out with Rock Rage or try to go out on another ACC trip to practice as well. We've already seen some of you out and about on your own, but if you're feeling rusty you can review some of the video's we've sent previously or even do some reading online. You will require gear for belaying, climbing, setting anchors and rappelling. We also will need approximately 1 rope per 3 or 4 people, so please bring a rope if you have one. The carpool will leave the recycling bins at 5PM sharp!
Required Items to Bring:
-Climbing shoes -Helmet -Harness -belay/rappel device -anchor package (lockers/biners and sling) -self belay sling/Personal anchor -prussic cord/hollow block -rope, appropriate clothing.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:   Wasootch Parking Area on Highway 40 (Kananaskis)  
Carpool Departure Time:   05:00 PM
Carpool Location:   COP Parking lot, by the recycling bins
Carpool Directions:   Meet at the recycling bins at 4:45 to sign waivers and arrange carpools. We will be leaving at 5PM sharp! https://www.google.ca/maps/place/West+Valley+Ca rpool/@51.0876804,-114.2368912,15z/data=!4m5!3m 4!1s0x0:0xb0f115a4fb230a1d!8m2!3d51.0876804!4d- 114.2368912

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
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Registration for this event closed on Sunday, July 16, 2017 at 05:00 PM.