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Women's/LGBTQ+ Squamish Climbing Day · Tuesday, August 30th

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Organized by: Quinn Anderson.

Start: Tuesday, Aug. 30th

Description:

** I'm also happy to run this on the 31st (Wednesday) if there is more interest in that date **

Ladies and queers - let's take over the crag for a day! 

This is a semi-formal organized climbing day aimed at building community for LGBTQ+ folks and women in climbing. Unfortunately, I know that many of us in these communities have not felt included in the climbing space. It's an inconvenient fact, but the BC climbing community includes a lot of cis white males, especially in mentorship roles. I'm hoping folks of multiple experience levels will join this trip and support each others' growth and learning in the climbing space. 

The plan: folks carpool up together and meet at a climbing area (TBD based on experience levels of those on the trip) for the day. Maybe we get some beers or have a picnic at a lake afterwards? 

Experience level: Rock 2 minimum (top-rope capable). I'm not sure if we'll have the resources to take folks who have never climbed before - it's possible there will be, so feel free to shoot me a message if you're super keen on this trip, but for now I'll suggest Rock 2 as a minumum experience level.

I don't intend this to be an instructional trip, but there may be the opportunity to learn some new skills depending on the experience levels of others on the trip. 

Please, please email me with questions, concerns, anxieties, etc: [email protected]

Minimum equipment: (reach out if this is an issue; you can rent shoes, harnesses and helmets from the VOC)

- climbing shoes

- harness

- belay device

- climbing helmet

 

Useful equipment (at least some people must have this):

- Climbing rope

- quickdraws

Posted: 2022-07-27 12:55:20