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Name: Multi-Pitch Skills - rope management
Starts: Sun Aug 30, 2015
Meetup: 9am, Tim Hortons (Hwy#7 & Coast Meridian Rd)
Return: Sun Aug 30, 2015

Registration opens: Mon Aug 24, 2015
Event category: Practice
Difficulty grade: A4  [?]
For members only: Yes
Screening used: Yes
Max participants: 16

Organizer: Paul Olynek
Profile info:
Trip Planning Questions

Are you new to multi-pitch climbing... or a bit "rusty"?

What do you want to practice, e.g. coiling while top-belaying?

Do you have the skills and experience to help others learn?

Can you drive and take passengers... how many?

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Participant Information

UPDATE1:  the maximum number of participants has been set to *12* but I may increase it to more if another "assistant" joins the practice session.  Please add your name to the Waiting List.  Thank you :-)

UPDATE2: we'll meet at 9am, Tim Hortons (Hwy#7 & Coast Meridian Rd).  Then go to Dennett Bluff, which is near the start of the Dennett Lake Trail (North Shore), for Sunday's practice session.

UPDATE3: everyone practising... please bring your personal climbing gear (excluding climbing shoes but including HELMET), a climbing rope, a PAS (Personal Anchor), a rappelling prussic, and anchor material.

The forecast for this coming weekend is for lots of rain in the Squamish and Vancouver areas so let's get together Sunday (9am to 4pm) to practice and fine-tune our multi-pitch rope management skills for both climbing and rappelling.  Dress for wet weather and expect your gear to get wet.  We will NOT be technical climbing... but will be rappelling.

The minimum number of participants will be *4*.  If there are less than *4*, the practice session will be cancelled.  Some priority in joining may be given to those that participated in the recent BCMC Intro Multi-Pitch Climbing course.

Please note: how many "newer" climbers will be able to attend the practice will depend on the number of club members able to and interested in volunteering their time to show "newer" multi-pitch climbers some basic techniques for safely and efficiently managing the climbing rope while top-belaying and lead-belying at a "hanging" multi-pitch station.  If you have the skills and time to help out, both I and the newer climbers would very much appreciate it. 

Any questions or concerns, please email or phone me at your earliest convenience (do not "text" me).

Thank you,
Paul :-)

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