Trad Rock Climbing by Sean Isaac - Sunday, May 26, 2024

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The Basics:
Event Type: Training 
Event Location: Tbd 
Event Starts:   Sunday, May 26, 2024 07:29 AM  
Event Ends:   Sunday, May 26, 2024 04:29 PM  
Registration Cut Off:   Friday, May 17, 2024 07:29 AM  
Difficulty Rating:   D1 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Julie Morter
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: 6
Maximum No. Guests Per Member: 0
Number Registered So Far:   6 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No


This course is aimed at novice to intermediate rock climbers with some indoor or outdoor climbing experience.  Sport climbing leaders (leading with bolts) of all abilities will also find this course valuable in making the transition from bolts to trad protection.  The curriculum would include: crack climbing techniques, gear placement evaluation, trad anchor construction, and leading strategies.  

Required Items to Bring:

Harness, helmet, belay gloves, belay device with locking carabiner, rock shoes

Prerequisite: this is not a beginner course so some climbing experience is necessary.  As a minimum, Participants should have at least climbed in a gym and must be able to offer a safe top-rope belay. 

Recommended Items to Bring:

If you already own: camming devices, nuts, nut tool, quick draws, alpine draws

How to Get There:
Event Directions:  




Sean Isaac is an ACMG alpine guide specializing in ice and mixed instruction.  He has been ice climbing for 30 years and guiding for the past 20.  He is the author of the ACC « Ice Climbing Leaders Field Handbook » and « How to Ice Climb » by Falcon.  He has also written the how-to book « Mixed Climbing » and the guidebook « Mixed Climbs in the Canadian Rockies ».

Payment Options:
  • Member $213.66 CAD
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Registration for this event closed on Friday, May 17, 2024 at 07:29 AM.