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Rock Party 2017 · Sat. Sep. 30th - Sun. Oct. 1st

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Organized by: Isobel Mouat.

Start: Saturday, Sep. 30th, 9:00 am
End: Sunday, Oct. 1st, 5:00 pm
Pre-trip meeting: Wednesday, Sep. 27th, 6:45 pm
Pre-trip meeting location: HEBB 100


The VOC welcomes you to the annual Rock Party!!

This is a weekend-long rock climbing instructional trip held in Squamish. It is many VOC members' first trip - so if you are new to the club (and perhaps UBC or Vancouver) - welcome! 


$40 students

$20 instructors**

$30 volunteers (volunteer during the evening party or on Sunday - can learn your rock skillz and volunteer!) 

In the event that you can no longer attend, we do not give refunds, but if you are able to sell the ticket you are welcome to do that as long as it is before the pre-trip meeting, as all participants must attend the pre-trip. 

*Attendance by ticket - singing up for the trip on this page is not enough! 

** If you are a member looking to instruct but you are not on campus, feel free to email me ([email protected]) and we can make other arrangements for you to purchase a ticket. 

The pre-trip meeting is at 6:45 for students (6 pm for instructors) on September 27th in HEBB100 and is generally mandatory to arrange rides and instructors. 

Climbing levels are:

1. Introduction to Rock Climbing 

2. Anchors + Rappelling

3. Sport Lead Climbing


4. Traditional Climbing


5.  Introduction to Multi-Pitch Strategy and Rope Management


If you would like to see a thorough rundown on cirriculum for each level, please see this link:

When you sign up please indicate which rock level you would like to learn or instruct; as well as your previous climbing experience if signing up for Rock 2-5.

Location: We are thrilled to be heading to Mamquam River Campground this year. Only tenting, no cabins. 

You must bring your own camping stuff (such as tent and sleeping bag) 

Want to be an awesome club member, get to know people, and give back? You should volunteer! Volunteering will not impact your ability to learn climbing skillz and will count towards a workhike (each member needs to complete at least one annual workhike to retain the ability to rent gear). Check out this wiki page to sign up for volunteer slots.

Warning:  most of the instructors are not professional instructors;  they are just people who think they know how to climb and how to use ropes, slings and shiny climbing gear. Climbing is also dangerous. 

Posted: 2017-05-05 14:30:47
Last modified: 2017-09-27 12:40:57