Learn the ins and outs of clipping bolts. How to clip efficiently and properly, how to manage the rope while leading, how to belay, as well as other safety measures to consider while leading, falling, and catching. We will also look at reading a guidebook, building and cleaning anchors. Everything to take your gym skills to the outdoors and do it on your own.
Cost : $
Prerequisites: You must be able to top rope belay and be familiar with climber commands, figure 8 and partner checks. If there are questions about qualifications, reach out to Julie Morter.
1) Sign up for the wait list and provide Julie with confirmation you meet all pre-requisites
2) Julie will approve you for the course, provided there are still open spaces
3) You can then pay using the 'pay now' button on the event page. Payment is required to confirm your spot on the course
Required Items to Bring:
Sarah will email you a detailed list closer to the
How to Get There:
Carpool Departure Time:
Participants are welcome to coordinate a carpool amongst themselves
The course will be taught by Sarah Hueniken, a
full ACMG Alpine Guide.
Sarah Hueniken has been living and guiding in Canmore for more than 15 years. As a full ACMG Alpine guide, she spends her summers guiding rock and alpine and her winters guiding ice and mixed routes. Having climbed for over 20 years, Sarah has traveled and worked in various places throughout the US, Mexico, South America and Asia to explore the mountains of the world. Highlights have included a first ascent of a 6000m peak bordering Tibet (Sachun 5.10+ M5), new ice lines in Iceland, participating in various climbing competitions and achieving a personal goal of climbing 5.13. Sarah also works with Chicks with Picks, NOLS, and is an Arcteryx sponsored athelete.
Waiver: Everyone attending this event will be required to sign the
at the beginning of the event. Read the waiver carefully to ensure you fully
understand it. If possible, please print and fill it out except for
the signature fields before arriving at the event.
Cancellation/Partial Attendance: Please review our participant responsibility guidelines!
Due to the popularity of these clinics,
full payment must be received to book your
There will be no refund for cancellations.
will run regardless of weather unless the guide
deems conditions unsafe then a back-up option
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 Monday, May 15, 2023 at 09:22 AM.