Introduction to Alpine Efficiency (Rock) with Cyril Shokoples - Saturday, Jul 21, 2018
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This is a very different course in that the
focus is on "efficient" motion on varied
terrain. It is not at all about doing hard rock
climbing. Many good climbers seem to spend too
much time on easy routes, not because of
inability but because of inefficiency. We will
spend time short-roping and learning to use
terrain for belays plus setting up quick,
simple, safe anchors. We will examine the gear
used on alpine routes and see how our selection
can be improved. We will optimize everything we
carry and how we carry it. The intent on this
weekend is to learn a lot of new techniques and
climb an alpine route. We begin our first
lessons on easy terrain near Banff where we
will nail down some foundation skills such as
movement on rock, alpine ropework, short
roping, belay station management, rappel
station management and safety topics.
The activities of the second day will depend
on the weather and our progress. Suffice it to
say that the objective will be to put the
skills to use on an alpine climb where we
practice the skills learned on day one. The
route we are doing has no climbing harder than
5.4/5.4 and is predominantly easy 3rd and 4th
Cost of the course will be $267.50 per
One 10m continuous piece of very
soft/supple 6mm nylon cord
Recommended Items to Bring:
Meals and accommodations will be the
responsibility of the participant. Plus
appropriate clothing for a variety of weather
conditions that might be encountered.
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grand 'ol time.
All participants are required to complete a
medical form and waiver before each course.
Participants are responsible for their own
climbing equipment, food, boots, clothing and
accommodation. When participants do not have
the requisite equipment, much of the technical
gear can be provided for climbing courses if
the instructor is contacted well in advance.
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Registration for this event closed on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 06:35 PM.