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Son of Rock - Learn to Rock Climb! · Sat. May. 4th - Sun. May. 5th
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Start: Saturday, May. 4th, 8:30 am
End: Sunday, May. 5th, 5:00 pm
Pre-trip meeting: Tuesday, Apr. 30th, 6:00 pm
Pre-trip meeting location: IKB Room 182
Exams are over, the rock is dry (hopefully), the snow sucks, and the days are long!
Son of Rock is the VOC's annual spring instructional rock climbing event held in Squamish. This trip is for people who've never touched rock before, all the way up to those wanting to learn trad or multipitch. Saturday is a full day of instruction, split into groups based on ability, and Sunday is an optional day to try out your sweet new climbing skills. We'll be camping at Mamquam River Campground on Saturday night and a limited number of people (tbd - will depend on the number of cars) can go up on Friday night to camp if they don't want to drive up Saturday morning. The pre-trip meeting (time & location tbd) will be mandatory. There will be a cost of $10 per person as a learner to cover the cost of the campground reservation which you need to bring in cash to the pre-trip to be signed up as going. It is free for instructors.
Check out the Wiki page for the event for more details about logistics and the gear you will need to bring. Helmets, harnesses and shoes can be borrowed from the VOC, but you need to get your own locking carabiner and belay device (this can be shared in pairs if you are in the intro course, Rock 1). Helmets are mandatory for everyone. Cars, instructional groups, tents, etc. will be sorted out on Google Docs which will be posted in the first couple weeks of April.
We will hopefully have enough room in instructional groups for everyone, but this isn't always possible. To increase your chances of getting a spot, sign yourself up as committed as soon as you're sure you can come (committed opens April 18, 9am). You will be signed up as 'going' at the pre-trip meeting the week before the trip once you have paid your $10. If you can instruct - please sign up as an instructor. (You'll save $10 and if we don't get enough and you've instructed before, I will end up bugging you anyways...)
**Also - please consider volunteering on Sunday morning. The volunteering itself will be decided as we get closer to the trip, but will likely be with the Squamish Access Society (SAS). Especially if you plan on climbing a lot in Squamish this summer, you won't be missing much Sunday morning, this counts as a Workhike, and is a great way for the VOC to contribute to the community.