The Basics: Youth and Family Introduction to Rock Climbing with Erica Roles - Sunday, Aug 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.

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The Basics:
Event Type: Rock Climbing 
Event Location: TBD - Participants will be advised ahead of time 
Date(s) & Time:   Sunday, Aug 15, 2021 08:00 AM  
Registration Cut Off:   Sunday, Aug 15, 2021 11:59 PM  
Event Duration: 1 Day - Cost $136.25 including GST 
Difficulty Rating:   D1 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Julie Morter
Ryan Fox
Elisabeth Dupuis

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members & Guests, All Ages Welcome  
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:   0 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No


This is a youth and family rock climbing course. Youth between the ages of 10-18 are welcome with a guardian present.

Course Content: This one-day course is designed for parents and their kids who are interested in experiencing the fun and aesthetic sport of rock climbing. This course is for those who want to build on their overall mountain skills and also those who want to learn a new sport that requires team work, precision, technique and the ability to trust yourself and others.

This is the first of 2 courses that will build on each other throughout the summer. The opportunity to go multi-pitch rock climbing together later in the season will also exist.

This introductory course will teach you how to use the equipment, the hazards associated with rock climbing and rock climbing technique.

Take advantage of our outdoor playground! This course is perfect for kids and their parents who want to learn a new mountain activity together in The Canadian Rockies - a destination for rock climbers worldwide.

No previous rock climbing experience is necessary. However, previous experience indoor climbing and the ability to Top-Rope belay is beneficial.

Required Items to Bring:
Participants should have their own harness, helmet, belay device, rock shoes and approach shoes (all these are available to rent from U of C or GearUp).
1 pairs belay gloves each - leather palms (gardening gloves often work well)
appropriate clothing for both moving and standing around, pants that are not too baggy
rain gear
sun gear
and a backpack to carry everything for the day (clothes, equipment, food/water/thermos) - min 30L.

In order to be added to the participant list for this trip please sign up to place yourself on the waiting list. Once approved, you will receive an email with a link to the event details page to make your payment. To pay, click on the Pay Now button. Once you have completed payment for you (and your guest), you will be automatically added to the signup list. 

Payment Options:
  • Member $136.25 CAD
  • Guest $136.25 CAD
  • Coordinator $136.25 CAD
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 Sunday, August 15, 2021 at 11:59 PM.