WMG: Introduction to retro-bolting at Steve Canyon - Saturday, Apr 23, 2022

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The Basics:
Event Type: Rock Climbing 
Event Location: Steven Canyon  
Date(s) & Time:   Saturday, Apr 23, 2022 08:00 AM  
Registration Cut Off:   Thursday, Apr 21, 2022 05:00 PM  
Event Duration: 8 hours 
Difficulty Rating:   D2 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Julie Morter
Nicole Morter
Susan Twitchell

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members & Guests, 18 And Older Only  
Attendee Screening:   Attendees are Pre-Screened
Maximum Group Size: 4
Number Registered So Far:   3 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No


The goal of the day is to introduce more women to retro-bolting and start discussing the use of glue-in bolts. This isn't a comprehensive course- just a very preliminary intro to the subject. We'll cover how to set up ropes, climb ropes (although participants should already be familiar with the concept of how to climb a rope), and how to locate and place replacement bolts. If we have time, we may cover topics related to new route development, but the focus will be on retro-bolting. 

Attendees are pre-screened- please email coordinators to provide some information on your level of experience with rock climbing and climbing ropes. All participants need to be comfortable belaying, rappelling and setting up anchors.  You should also have at least climbed a rope in a rock rescue course - we'll have the opportunity to practice more efficient systems, but you need to be able to get off the ground on your own. 

Be prepared to spend quite a bit of time hanging in your harness- wear warm clothes and comfortable shoes. 

As with all ACC trips, the trip leaders are volunteers only. We want to enable more people to volunteer to retrofit routes, but we are not experts or professionals- only enthusiasts sharing our self-built knowledge.
Required Items to Bring:
  • Personal climbing gear (harness, anchor equipment, belay device etc.)
  • Gear for climbing a rope (bring whatever system you have, whether that is prussiks or jumars and ladders. We'll have a few extra jumars on-hand for demonstration)
  • Old clothing that can get dirty
  • Helmets
  • Work gloves
  • Coats and warm clothes if it will be cold or drizzly (we aim to go regardless of weather, unless it is truly awful)
  • Drill if you have one
  • Aid climbing gear if you have it (jumars and ladders are very helpful, even hooks can have their use)

We'll have club ropes/older ropes, that we'll be distributing to the group at the parking lot to carry in. 

How to Get There:
Event Directions:  

Directions and final meeting time to be emailed to participants once registration is closed. We will discuss carpooling with participants individually, based on everyone's comfort levels with COVID. 


Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
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If you have to cancel after the registration deadline, please call Nicole at 587-224-9121.

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Registration for this event closed on Thursday, April 21, 2022 at 05:00 PM.