AMP1 Trad Climbing and Technique - Saturday, May 13, 2023

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: Rock Climbing 
Event Location: Exshaw 
Event Starts:   Saturday, May 13, 2023 08:01 AM  
Event Ends:   Saturday, May 13, 2023 05:01 PM  
Registration Cut Off:   Thursday, May 11, 2023 11:01 PM  
Difficulty Rating:   D2 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Clare Ormerod

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members Only  
Attendee Screening:   Registration is First-Come/First-Serve
Maximum Group Size: 6
Maximum No. Guests: 0
Minimum Group Size: 4
Maximum No. Guests Per Member: 0
Number Registered So Far:   6 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No


This mentorship event is part of the AMP (Alpine Mentorship Program) organized by the ACC Calgary section jointly with ACMG Guide Brent Peters and PeakStratagem. Either Brent or one of the PeakStratagem guides will be teaching this event.

This event is for climbers who want to learn how to lead on trad gear. By the end of the course you should be able to lead an easy route, safely placing a variety of trad gear along the way, build an anchor using trad placements, select appropriate trad gear for the climb you are on, clean a trad route on second. At the start of the course we will focus on mock leading with feedback on placements.

Pre-requisites: Climbers signing up for this course should be competent lead climbers on rock up to 5.8, be able to safely belay both lead and top rope, and be able to rappel. Multi pitch knowledge and ability will also be relevant. Climbers should also know how to build and clean an equalized anchor. Climbers who have taken the Intro to Outdoor Lead Climbing - Level - AMP1 may be eligible for this course with a recommendation from their instructor.

Cost: $175 for the one day course.

The process to sign up is as follows:

  • Make your payment by using the PayPal button below
  • Required Items to Bring:

    Ropes will be provided. You need your personal gear: Harness, rock shoes, chalk bag, belay device, draws, anchor, cams, nuts, nut tool, long sling or personal anchor, 2 lockers. PeakStratagem could provide some gear if you are missing any of the required equipment. Make these arrangements directly with PeakStratagem

    Recommended Items to Bring:

    All the things you'll want for a day outside climbing: Sturdy approach/belay shoes (no sandals or crocs please), food and water, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, bear spray, camera, etc.


    Last minute posting to replace the cancelled Mt Columbia AMP event.

    Payment Options:
    • Member $175.00 CAD
    Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
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    Registration for this event closed on Thursday, May 11, 2023 at 11:01 PM.