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SON OF ROCK (Learn how to climb in Squamish) · Sat. May. 11th - Sun. May. 12th
Warning: This is an old trip - it already happened
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Start: Saturday, May. 11th
End: Sunday, May. 12th
Pre-trip meeting: Wednesday, May. 8th, 7:00 pm
Pre-trip meeting location: BUCH A203
Shamelessly copied from last year:
The annual spring learn-to-rock-climb event in Squamish. This is for people who have never before touched rock, all the way up to learning to lead trad. One day of instruction on Saturday and an optional day of climbing on Sunday. Camping will be done at the Chief campground, but there are no reservations, so get your site Saturday morning before we meet up for climbing instruction. The pre-trip meeting is also mandatory to arrange rides and instructors. We have harnesses, shoes and helmets (yes, you absolutely need a helmet or we will not let you climb) for rent from the club, but you will need your own belay device and locking carabiner.
Climbing levels are:
Students please sign-up on the wiki as well to get an easy overview.
1. Learn to top-rope. Suitable for anyone who has never climbed. If time permits, we can also teach you how to rappel.
2. Learn to build top-rope anchors: For those are know how to climb and belay, but want to learn how to set-up their own top-rope anchors. We will also probably teach you how to clean and rappel from your anchors.
3. Learn to sport climb. This is for people who are experienced at top-roping and setting up top-rope anchors and want to learn to clip bolts.
4. Learn to trad climb. This is for people who are experienced at top-roping, setting up top-rope anchors, know how to lead climb and lead belay, and want to learn how to place trad gear properly.
Warning: none of the instructors are real rock climbing instructors; they are just people who think they know how to climb. Climbing is also dangerous.