ROCK-IT, Session 4- Your turn to run the show! - Monday, Jul 17, 2017
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Date(s) & Time:
Monday, Jul 17, 2017
(Carpool Departure: 05:00 PM @ COP Parking lot, by the recycling bins)
The Real Outdoor Climbing Knowledge
(ROCK IT) program is for all people new to rock
climbing or for
people who need a refresher from scratch. No
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
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
who can climb on their own and be safe and
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
-Clean anchors and rappel back to the ground
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
Meet at the recycling bins at 4:45 to sign
waivers and arrange carpools. We will be
leaving at 5PM sharp!
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Registration for this event closed on Sunday, July 16, 2017 at 05:00 PM.