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Trip Information
Starts: Mon Nov 14, 2016
Meetup: TBD but will probably meet somewhere around Burrard.
Return: Fri Nov 18, 2016

Registration opens: Thu Nov 03, 2016
Event category: Rock Climbing
Difficulty grade: CLASS 5  [?]
For members only: No
Screening used: Yes
Max participants: 6

Organizer: Robert Nugent
Profile info:
Trip Planning Questions

Do you have a car you can use?

Where do you live?

Do you have a rope and rock protection?

How much outdoor climbing have you done?

How much outdoor leading have you done?

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Participant Information

Expect full days of climbing.  It will work better if there is an even number and people are paired and have objectives in mind before we leave.  Each pair will have all climbing gear including rope and protection, a guide book  or print out, and a list of areas and climbs they would like to visit.  There is an excellent recent guide book available by Alan Watts and loads of information at https://www.mountainproject.com/v/smith-rock/105788989 and other sites.

All participants must bring their personal climbing gear, including harness, belay device, locking biner, climbing shoes, and helmet.  The club supplies NO equipment for climbing trips.  Also note... while the more experienced climbers are usually happy to share their knowledge, this is not a climbing course.

All participants must be able to safely belay and preferably have some experience leading.  Everyone will be encouraged to lead.  

We'll plan to meet at  12;00 noon in Vancouver probably around Burrard Street on Monday 14th November.  It is a 9 hour drive to Smith which will allow us to climb on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday until around 2:00pm, before heading back to Vancouver.     If you need a ride to the meeting place or for the trip, please post a request in this trip's planning forum.  We'll aim to arrive back in Vancouver late on Friday evening 21ST Oct. 

There is excellent cheap camping at the BLM Skull Hollow campground and we can use the climber's bivouac at Smith for showers and water.  All participants will need full camping gear and remember it will be a little chilly in the evenings around this time of year and the nights are long so bring warm clothes and some entertainment.

NOTE, WE WILL BE CROSSING THE BORDER SO EVERYONE MUST HAVE UP TO DATE AND VALID DOCUMENTATION FOR ENTERING THE USA.  Do not bring any fresh fruit or vegetables to the border, Smith Rock is well served with supermarkets and restaurants.

If not sure if this is the trip for you please email me.



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