Multi-pitch climbing event - Mothers' Day Buttress AMP2 - Sunday, Jun 30, 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: Kananaskis 
Date(s) & Time:   Sunday, Jun 30, 2019 06:00 AM  
Registration Cut Off:   Sunday, Jun 23, 2019 12:00 AM  
Event Duration: 1 Day 
Difficulty Rating:   D3 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Luis Salgado
Ryan Fox

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members Only  
Attendee Screening:   Attendees are Pre-Screened
Maximum Group Size: 3
Maximum No. Guests: 0
Minimum Group Size: 3
Maximum No. Guests Per Member: 0
Number Registered So Far:   3 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No

Mothers' Day Buttress Multipitch – Multipitch Trad Climbing – AMP 2 - Jun 30, 2019

This mentorship event is part of the AMP (Alpine Mentorship Program) and is 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 put into practice their Multi-pitch and trad gear placement basic skills learned on previous events and put them into action on a real multi-pitch climb. If you do not have basic multi-pitch and gear placement skills this event is not for you. The focus of the trip will be leading and following on an actual climb to gain some real experience and apply your skills in a setting where you can be coached though it to be ready for bigger climbs. This is also a great way to start to learn route finding skills on rock. This trip is perfect for people who have learned multi-pitch and gear placement techniques but have limited or no experience leading a multi-pitch climb.

This requires a lower participant to instructor ratio for the learning and mentorship aspect of learning and for safety. This is not a guided climb however a guide will coach you to help you learn. This event also presents opportunities for more experienced Multi- pitch climbers to work on developing as a climber, placing trad gear, and to work on next level trip management skills.

Coming into the course you need to demonstrate skills including building and tying into an anchors, safe placement of nuts and cams, bringing up a second, effective rope management, and how to safely descend a route. The primary route selected has a 5.7 crux, so leading skills in the 5.7 range will be required. Pitches require the placement of gear, but there are also spots with fixed protection and anchors along the way.

Cost: $208 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, bring up a second, place basic trad gear, and be able to rappel. Climbers must know how to build and clean an equalized anchor.

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 trip coordinator who will put you on the registered list. Ryan Fox:

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Required Items to Bring:
Helmet, harness, rock climbing shoes, approach gear, full set of nuts, cams (0.75 - 4), alpine anchor package, draws, personal anchor system, cordolette, slings. If you are missing some gear please contact Peak Stratagem to make appropriate arrangements.

Recommended Items to Bring:
Sunglasses, sunscreen, camera, belay jacket, anything else you need for a day out in the mountains.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
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*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 Sunday, June 23, 2019 at 12:00 AM.