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Name: Introduction to Multi Pitch Climbing
Starts: Sat Jul 12, 2014
Meetup: Saint Davids Church- 7:00AM
Return: Sat Jul 12, 2014

Registration opens: Fri Jun 20, 2014
Event category: Instructional Program
Difficulty grade: B5  [?]
For members only: No
Screening used: Yes
Max participants: 4

Organizer: Robert Simzer
Profile info:
Trip Planning Questions

1.) Do you have experience climbing outdoors?

2. Do you have experience Lead-Belaying?

3. Do you have experience (either formal or informal) in building anchors?

4. Do you understand that by signing up and paying for course, you may not get a refund for the course if you cancel less than 48 hours to the trip starting?

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Participant Information

Hello fellow climbers!

I've set up a couple of rock climbing courses in July: an introduction to Trad Climbing, and an introduction to Multi-Pitch Climbing (on the 5th and 12th respectively).  The courses will each cost $75/person per course, and capped at a maximum of 4 people per instructor.  I have the cap currently set to 4 people; however, if there is enough interest we can have a second group.  Each course is run separately, so if you are interested in both please sign up on both days.  BCMC members have priority.

I. Experience Requirements
This course is geared towards climbers with lead climbing experience, ideally outdoors.  Anchor-building abilities are also recommended.

II. Required Gear

Ropes and gear will be supplied by the instructor; however, it's recommended to bring your own Trad gear so you can have experience placing it.  Required gear is as follows:

  • Harness
  • Helmet
  • Rock shoes
  • Belay device
  • One 5mx7mm cordelette
  • One 1.5mx7mm cordelette
  • Chalk bag
  • 2L of water
  • Lunch
  • Backpack
  • Sun/rain gear depending on the day


  • Nut tool
  • Double length sling
  • Extra carabiners (locking and nonlocking)

III. Registration
Once registration opens, participants will be screened to ensure basic safety levels are met.  If you are moved to the "wait" list, please pay online to secure your spot in the course.  The payment deadline will be Friday July 4th.  If we only have 3 interested members we can either choose to each pay $100, or cancel the course. 

IV. Travel Itinerary
The plan will be to meet at St. Davids Church at 7:00AM, and depart no later than 7:10AM.  We will then meet the guide at the Squamish Adventure Centre at 8:00AM.  If you will be coming from either Squamish or Whistler, feel free to meet us in Squamish.
I'm happy to drive 3 other people and will be leaving from the Cambie and Broadway area.  If you are unable to make it up to St. Davids church, I'm happy to pick you up somewhere downtown (please indicate in the screening answers).

If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact me either by phone or by email (604 441 one-four-five-three or rsimzer at gmail dot com).  Also, if you are interested in seeing other courses offered, please contact me and I would be happy to set them up.

I look forward to climbing with you!

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