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Name: Alpine Practice - Belay
Starts: Sun May 03, 2015
Return: Sun May 03, 2015

Registration opens: Fri May 02, 2014
Event category: Practice
Difficulty grade: B5  [?]
For members only: Yes
Screening used: Yes
Max participants: 4

Organizer: Serguei Okountsev
Profile info:
Trip Planning Questions

* do you have belay, rappel, anchors training?

* date and grade of most technical Alpine Select ( http://goo.gl/8j8qb ) snow/ice trip?

* will you drive or need a ride?

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Participant Information

Alpine Belay

For active alpine climbers. Assuming one has already received solid formal alpine training elsewhere, the goal is only to review (and not to learn) fundamental mountaineering skills.

Location: Mt. Seymour


  • Warm up : knots (12), fall factor, SRENE, ultimate backup.
  • Belay fundamentals: taking in/paying out rope - alpine style.
  • Belay systems: off-harness/redirect/off-anchor.
  • Hip belay.
  • Boot-ax belay.
  • Running belay.
  • Belaying the leader: single rope / twin rope / double rope.
  • Lowering.
  • When things go wrong: locking belay device, belay escape, belay re-enter.
  • Belaying the second, handling the rope.
  • Independent and simultaneous belaying of two seconds in Reverso mode.
  • End of the pitch protocol.
  • Swapping the lead.
  • Keeping the lead.
  • Drill - alpine multipitch stint.

 Skills Required

Personal Gear

  • 30-70m 8mm half rope (or else)
  • helmet
  • harness + belay device (Reverso type)
  • regular straight ice axe + hammer (ice tool)
  • carabiners: 2 non-lockers + 4 lockers + 1 large pear shape
  • anchor material: cords and slings (Nylon, Dyneema, Spectra)
  • 2 5-mm prusiks + 1 spare
  • rescue pulley
  • Tibloc
  • alpine rock protection (cams, nuts, pitons)
  • personal emergency kit incl. medical, space blanket, flares (if you have)
  • headlamp with spare fresh batteries
  • PLB/SPOT/GPS (if you have)


  • if you have previously "bailed" less than a day before the start of, or been a "no show" for, one of the trip organizer's previous trips, you need not apply to join this one - you will not get a response.
  • trip without Approved Participants is subject to change.
  • if minimum safety levels are not met (because of weather, conditions, etc.) the trip will be canceled, last minute cancellations do occur.
  • if you want to receive a response you must clearly answer  ALL "Trip Planning Questions"
  • if you haven't received response, check your email in Spam folder (some eager service providers mark club's messages as such ).

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