2-Day Intro to Sport Climbing and Leading - Saturday, May 22, 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.

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The Basics:
Event Type: Training 
Event Location: Bow Valley Crag, TBD 
Date(s) & Time:   Saturday, May 22, 2021 07:00 AM  
Registration Cut Off:   Saturday, May 15, 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: 6
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.
You must know the rock basics (top rope belay, figure 8, climbing commands and be able to comfortably top rope climb 5.6 outside). If you have questions about those requirements, please contact Julie Morter
Registration will be first-come first-served based on payment of the fee, but participants MUST confirm with Julie Morter that they have read and meet the prerequisites above when they pay

Day 1:
The intent of this day is to help you learn the essential skills and knowledge required to be a responsible outdoor sport climber. The two days give extended time for practicing mock leading, lead belaying and possibly leading if appropriate for the individual, under the supervision of a guide
CONTENT: Hazard ID, emergency plan, how to clip quickdraws properly, how to lead belay properly, mock leads, scenarios to avoid, review or intro to bolted anchor building, review or intro to bolted anchor cleaning and lowering, bolt discussion, fall factors discussion.

Day 2:
The intent of this day is to build off the previous day's learning and add more opportunity to practice the previously learned skill under supervision, as well as add some new learning opportunities and discussion.
Content: More mock lead scenarios and real leads for individuals with strong movement skills. How to catch lead falls, building bolt anchors, how to clean an anchor and rappel.
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

This course is taught by Patrick Lindsay, an Alpine guide who owns and runs Ridgeline Guiding in Canmore

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. 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).
The Calgary Section of the Alpine Club of Canada is a not for profit / flow through course and trip provider. We organize courses and trips based on member demand and divide any costs that we incur between event attendees. In other words, 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 15, 2021 at 12:00 AM.