2-Day Intro to Outdoor Rock - Saturday, May 15, 2021

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: Training 
Event Location: Bow Valley Crag, TBD 
Date(s) & Time:   Saturday, May 15, 2021 12:00 AM  
Registration Cut Off:   Saturday, May 08, 2021 12:00 AM  
Event Duration: 2 Days 
Difficulty Rating:   D1 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Julie Morter
Ryan Fox
Elisabeth Dupuis

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members Only  
Attendee Screening:   Attendees are Pre-Screened
Maximum Group Size: 8
Maximum No. Guests: 0
Minimum Group Size: 4
Maximum No. Guests Per Member: 0
Number Registered So Far:   1 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No

This course costs $150/person/day + GST +$5 admin fee. The total cost is $320. Registration will be first-come first-served based on payment of this fee using the paypal button below. If there are any questions, reach out to Julie Morter

Day 1:
The intent of this day would be either an introduction or review of the basics of outdoor rock climbing. Whether you are new to the outdoor rock scene or a seasoned gym climber, if you have no or very limited outdoor rock climbing experience, then this day is for you.
CONTENT: Equipment use, hazard ID, emergency plan, knots (figure 8 and stopper knot), belaying with ATC or grigri, climbing commands, scenarios to avoid, rock climbing movement session.

Day 2:
The intent of this day is to build off the previous day's learning and add more essential skills like learning how to build anchors with bolts, hot to properly clean anchors and lower, introduction to rappelling and a continuation of your rock climbing movement skills (aka more climbing!). You may feel like skipping the first day is appropriate, but it is encouraged to take both days as there is lots of important safety discussions that would be missed otherwise.
Content: Building rock anchors with bolts and trees, how to properly clean an anchor and lower and how to set up a rappel off rap rings, rock climbing.
Required Items to Bring:
Rock shoes, helmet, harness, belay device, locking carabiner,5 locking carabiners for day 2, 2 non-locking carabiners, personal prusik, 5m of 7mm cordelette, 120cm sewn anchor sling, personal anchor tether or PAS


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 Saturday, May 08, 2021 at 12:00 AM.