The Real Outdoor Climbing Knowledge
Training (ROCK IT) program is the Calgary
Section’s introduction to rock climbing
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
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
sufficient climbers who can climb on their own
and be safe and competent climbing partners.
of the sessions will be posted on the club
calendar, so keep an eye out for them.
This posting is for the fourth session, which
will be out first
outdoor session. It 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 practice
skills learned in
previous sessions and how to apply them in an
session (Belaying, building anchors, cleaning
rappelling). We will also cover general safety
at the crag, how
to read a guidebook and some basic outdoor rock
techniques. We will climb a lot to get as much
practice in as possible. We will go rain or
- bring your rain jacket and don't assume the
event will be cancelled just because the
looks bad. If for some reason the event needs
be cancelled, we will send out a notification
3PM the afternoon of the event.
All required equipment as previously
belay device, rappel back-up (Prussik), anchor
rope if you have one). As mountain weather can
unpredictable, pack accordingly with layers and
a Rain coat.
*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. Acceptable waiting list candidates will have priority. 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). Note that ACC National does not refund hut fees due to weather, delay, closures, or any other reasons. The Calgary Section of the ACC is a not for profit club and we only charge attendees what it costs us to provide courses or trips.
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Registration for this event closed on Friday, June 01, 2018 at 05:00 PM.