2nd Date Added! Intro to Trad Climbing AMP level 1 and 2 - Saturday, Jun 15, 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.
The Basics:
Event Type: Rock Climbing 
Event Location: Exshaw 
Date(s) & Time:   Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 08:00 AM  
Registration Cut Off:   Friday, Jun 14, 2019 12:00 AM  
Event Duration: 1 Day 
Difficulty Rating:   D2 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Karen Fox
Lucas Delogne
Lida Frydrychova

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members Only  
Attendee Screening:   Attendees are Pre-Screened
Maximum Group Size: 6
Maximum No. Guests: 0
Minimum Group Size: 0
Maximum No. Guests Per Member: 0
Number Registered So Far:   6 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No


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 Saturday 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 events.

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 instructor.

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, Lucas Delogne (ldelogne@gmail.com)
  • 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 Lucas Delogne (ldelogne@gmail.com)

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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/Partial Attendance:
Please review our participant responsibility guidelines!

*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 14, 2019 at 12:00 AM.