How to suck less and be more better at… Building Anchors - Thursday, May 23, 2019
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volunteers who feel somewhat knowledgeable and
are willing to
help others achieve basic knowledge in an area-
they are by no
means experts, and may in fact not be the most
person in attendance. The goal is to help
improve the knowledge
and skill level of all members who participate
on mountain trips
through regular skill updates. Discussion and
participant input is
welcomed during sessions.
Susan is a self-professed nerd for all things
equalizing, materials, and loading. Christine
has plenty of experience building anchors in
different situations & rock.
This session will focus on the following:
EARNEST (Equalizing, Angles
Appropriate, Redundant, Non-
Extending, Strong, and Timely), and how to
balance these desirable
anchor characteristics. There is almost always
trade-offs to be made.
Basic anchor building (e.g. two bolts)
More complicated arrangements (e.g 3+
considering upward pull)
Limitations & how to choose what kind of
anchor technique is
Basics of the materials (e.g. spectra,
cordalette, dynamic vs
After a group discussion, we will move on to
hands on anchor
Required Items to Bring:
Harness, anchor building items (biners, slings,
cordelette, etc), appropriate clothing for an
evening outdoors in June (Rain or shine, we'll
still do the evening, the shelter can keep us
Recommended Items to Bring:
If you are really keen, read up this article
ahead of time:
How to Get There:
Use GPS to navigate to this park, it is a tricky
neighbourhood! If you are using transit, it is a
3 minute walk from Sunnyside train station (Go
North along the East side of the LRT line).
** ‘How to suck less and be more better at’
is put on by
volunteers, who are by no means experts or
guides, just people
who are willing to share some knowledge in an
and participant input is welcomed. All levels
experience and knowledge are welcome!
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Registration for this event closed on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 12:00 PM.