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Weekend Sport Climbing (Semi Beginner Friendly) · Sat. May. 31st - Sun. Jun. 1st
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Start: Saturday, May. 31st, 9:00 am
End: Sunday, Jun. 1st, 7:00 pm
Pre-trip meeting location: Email Faff
Want to practice outdoor sport climbing and leading?
Checkamus Canyon and Area 44 are halfway between Whistler and Squamish, and offer a fair amount of easy-to-moderate sport climbing below 5.10. (If you're already a good climber, they also offer superb climbing in the 11-12 range).
There's also a free camp-ground very close to the climbing that allows fires and has a wilderness feel. I was thinking of heading up either Friday night or Saturday morning and then back to Vancouver early Sunday evening.
I'm injured and can't climb too much myself, so I'm also willing to instruct if people want a refresher from Son of Rock, or want to learn sport leading for the first time. I only have a modest amount of extra gear, so instruction quality will depend on the number of people interested and the amount of extra gear they can contribute.
People interested in coming should bring:
-Basic camping gear
-All your sport climbing equipment (at least a harness and shoes, also any ropes, quick-draws, and anchor material)
-Lots of WATER. Check Canyon doesn't have a treated water source, so we'll either want to bring a lot or else plan to treat stream water ourselves.
There's no formal pre-trip, but feel free to email me with questions. I'll put people into cars on Friday morning / Thursday night.
Some people (including at least one driver) can only go for Saturday. If you're in that boat, please specify and we might be able to fill a car of day-trip only people.