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Name: Alpine 101 - Belay
Starts: Sun May 10, 2015
Return: Sun May 10, 2015

Registration opens: Mon May 04, 2015
Event category: Instructional Program
Difficulty grade: B5  [?]
For members only: Yes
Screening used: Yes
Max participants: 8

Organizer: Serguei Okountsev
Profile info:
Trip Planning Questions

* Have you been a club member for at least 1 year?

* Have you been on at least three club outdoors trips in the past 12 months?

* Have you ever bailed on any club's trip?

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Participant Information

Alpine Belay
A beginner-friendly training session for active club members.

Location: Mt. Seymour


  • Must have been a club member for at least 1 year
  • Have been on at least three club outdoors trips in the past 12 months
  • Have zero bailing incidents on club's records


  • Alpine knots (12).
  • About climbing ropes: types (single, twin, double) and main characteristics (static and dynamic elongation, impact force).
  • Coiling climbing rope.
  • Fall factor.
  • Ultimate backup.
  • Tying in.
  • Partner check.
  • Belay fundamentals: taking in/paying out rope - alpine style.
  • Belay voice commands.
  • Hip belay.
  • Belay anchors and SRENE principle.
  • Clipping in to belay station.
  • Belay systems: off-harness (ABC)/redirect/off-anchor.
  • When things go wrong: locking belay device, belay escape, belay re-enter.

Personal Gear

  • 30-70m 8mm half rope (or else)
  • helmet
  • harness + belay device (Reverso type)
  • carabiners: 4 non-lockers + 4 lockers + 1 large pear shape
  • anchor material: cords and slings (Nylon, Dyneema, Spectra)
  • 2 5-mm prusiks + 1 spare
  • alpine rock protection (cams, nuts, pitons) if you have
  • personal emergency kit incl. medical
  • headlamp with spare fresh batteries


  • 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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