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Name: Intro to Trad Climbing
Starts: Sat Jul 02, 2016
Meetup: 8:45am at Squamish Adventure Centre
Return: Sat Jul 02, 2016

Registration opens: Tue Jun 14, 2016
Event category: Instructional Program
Difficulty grade: B5  [?]
For members only: No
Screening used: No
Max participants: 8

Organizer: Marlaina Rhymer
Profile info:
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Participant Information

Trad climbing, or traditional rock climbing, is the original style of rock climbing in which climbers set and remove their protection as they climb. This allows climbers to climb any route that allows for removable protection. 

This course is intended for intermediate to advanced top-rope or sport climbers.

Topics Covered:

- trad terminology, principles, and physics
- trad placement and removal
- racking up for a lead
- natural anchors - assessment and use
- simulated/mock leads

Meeting Time and Place:
July 2nd, 8:45am at the Squamish Adventure Centre
Please use the Planning Forum above to arrange carpooling

Climbing Equipment Provided by MSAA (or bring your own if you have):

- Rock shoes
- harmess
- helmet
- belay device
- locking carabiner
- chalk bag
- rope
- anchor-building equipment

Personal Clothing and Gear (not provided by MSAA, please bring your own):
Weather conditions are constantly changing. Plan ahead and dress accordingly. Recommended list below:

- long climbing pants
- t-shirt
- mid layer fleece or wool top
- waterproof shell jacket
- down or synthetic insulating jacket and pants
- warm hat (that can fit under a helmet)
- light gloves
- sunglasses and sunscreen
- approach shoes
- day pack 25-35L
- water and snacks

The price of the adventure is $125 with a minimum of 6 participants. This is a special discounted price just for BCMC members. The price includes a certified guide/instructor and all climbing equipment. A maximum of 8 participants can be accommodated, or multiples of 8 (8, 16, 24 etc.).

To confirm your spot, please follow these steps:
(1) Click "Join this Trip" on the left hand side. You will be added to the Waiting List
(2) Follow this link to make your payment. Be sure to select July 2nd.
(3) Check your email for a confirmation from MSAA
(4) Forward this confirmation email to the BCMC Courses & Camps Chair, Marlaina Rhymer (marlaina dot rhymer at gmail dot com). She will move you to the Confirmed List
(5) Keep an eye on your email for further instructions

Any questions, feel free to contact Marlaina Rhymer (BCMC) via the contact information on this page or the Mountain Skills Academy and Adventures at info@mountainskillsacademy.com or 604-938-9242.

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