AMP 1 - Multi Pitch Efficiency and Rope Rescue -- Cancelled - Saturday, Aug 17, 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: Canmore area 
Date(s) & Time:   Saturday, Aug 17, 2019 08:00 AM  
Registration Cut Off:   Wednesday, Aug 14, 2019 12:00 AM  
Event Duration: 2 Days 
Difficulty Rating:   D2 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Kyle Potts
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: 5
Maximum No. Guests Per Member: 0
Number Registered So Far:   2 (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. The cost is $196 and includes 2 days (August 17 and 18th) of mentorship with a guide.

This event is for climbers who want to learn how to climb multi pitch routes safely and effectively. Over the weekend you will learn how to build multi pitch anchors, how to tie into the anchor, bring up a second, practice effective rope management, and safely descend a route. The event will also cover the basics of Rock Rescue. No one plans to have an accident while out climbing but do you know what to do in the event of one? Techniques covered will include rope ascension using 2 prusiks or 1 prusik with a progress capture; counter balance rope ascension; releasable load transfers; counterbalance rappels; and tandem rappels.

By the end of this event you will have the fundamental skills needed to to safely and efficiently tackle multi pitch climbing.

Pre-requisites: Climbers signing up for this course should have some lead climbing experience and be able to safely belay both lead and top rope as well as be able to rappel. Climbers should also know how to build and clean an anchor. 

Required Items to Bring:
Harness, helmet, 4 x locking carabiners, 2 X non-lockers, ATC belay device, 1 x 120cm sling, 2 x 5m cordelette (10kN accessory cord - 7mm or high strength 6mm), 1 x 2m cordelette (10kN accessory cord - 7mm or high strength 6mm), Please feel free to bring any other gear you may have questions about using. A formal gear list will be provided closer to the event.

Recommended Items to Bring:
Warm belay jacket, extra pair of gloves, extra layers/warm clothing, waterproof shell, thermos with hot drinks, lunch, sunglasses, sun screen and camera.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:   TBD  


To sign up for this event:

  • Put your name on the waitlist.  
  • Email your experience to Kyle Potts (
    • You will be notified if you have been accepted into the program.
  • Once accepted send an e-Transfer payment to the Treasurer at This payment must be made within 3 days of being accepted. If you don’t pay, we will move onto screening the next participant and you are moved to the bottom of the line.
  • When you send your payment also send to the following information: Name, Full address including postal code, phone number, email, course/event title and date, Trip Leader/Coordinator, and the password to accept payment.
  • Email the e-Transfer evidence to the trip coordinator – Kyle Potts ( Once I have confirmation from you that you have paid, I will move you from the waiting to the attendee list.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
Please review our participant responsibility guidelines!

*Note: Once payment has been received by the treasurer you will be moved to the confirmed list. There will be no refund for cancellations. Courses will run regardless of weather unless the guide deems conditions unsafe then a back-up option may be executed. This is to be decided by the guide the evening before.
*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 Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 12:00 AM.