Intro to Trad Climbing AMP level 1 and 2 - Sunday, Jun 16, 2019
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Once you've reviewed the event details, and decided you'd like to join us, you MUST sign up at the bottom of this page.
You are STRONGLY encouraged to read this page in its entirety before signing up.
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This mentorship event is part of the AMP
(Alpine Mentorship Program) organized by the
ACC Calgary section jointly with ACMG Guide
Brent Peters and PeakStratagem. Either Brent or
one of the PeakStratagem assistant guides will
be teaching this event.
This event is for climbers who want to learn
how to lead on trad gear. By the end of the
course you should be able to lead an easy
route, safely placing a variety of trad gear
along the way, build an anchor using trad
placements, select appropriate trad gear for
the climb you are on, clean a trad route on
second. Focus will be on gear placement.
This event is being held on the Sunday of
Rock Review. Those participating in the
weekend are welcome to sign up, and the course
will be held nearby. Attendance at Rock Review
is not required.
Cost: $104 for the one day course. This event
is a great deal compared to other similar
Pre-requisites: Climbers signing up for
this course should be competent lead climbers
on rock up to 5.8, be able to safely belay both
lead and top rope, and be able to rappel.
Multi pitch knowledge and ability will also be
relevant. Climbers should also know how to
build and clean an equalized anchor. Climbers
who have taken the Intro to Outdoor Lead
Climbing - Level - AMP1 may be eligible for
this course with a recommendation from their
The Process to sign up is as follows:
Put your name on the waitlist.
Email a description of your climbing
experience to the trip coordinator, Ryan Fox
Upon acceptance to the course, make your
payment within 2 days by clicking the Buy Now
button below. You do not need a PayPal account.
You can pay with a credit card.
Once you have paid, take a screenshot of
the receipt PayPal displays and send it to the
to the trip coordinator who will put you on the
registered list Ryan Fox (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This event is the fourth in a series of four
individual courses designed to help climbers
progress from indoor climbing, to safely
climbing, leading, multi-pitching, and placing
trad gear on outdoor rock. Participants will
be selected separately for each course and
there is no requirement to sign up for all
four. More experienced climbers can sign up
for individual courses based on their current
skills and learning needs.
Required Items to Bring:
The club will provide ropes. You need your
personal gear: Harness, rock shoes, chalk bag,
belay device, draws, anchor, cams, nuts, nut
tool, long sling or personal anchor, 2 lockers.
PeakStratagem could provide some gear if you
are missing any of the required equipment. Make
these arrangements directly with PeakStratagem.
Recommended Items to Bring:
All the things you'll want for a day outside
climbing: Sturdy approach/belay shoes (no
sandals or crocs please), food and water, hat,
sunglasses, sunscreen, bear spray, camera, etc.
*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).
The Calgary Section of the Alpine Club of Canada is a not for profit / flow through course and trip provider. We organize courses and trips based on member demand and divide any costs that we incur between event attendees. In other words, we only charge attendees what it costs us to provide courses or trips.
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Registration for this event closed on Sunday, June 16, 2019 at 12:00 AM.