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Trip Information
Name: Intro to Aid Climbing (special price)
Starts: Sat Jun 03, 2017
Meetup: TBA
Return: Sat Jun 03, 2017

Registration opens: Mon Apr 24, 2017
Event category: Instructional Program
Difficulty grade: B5  [?]
For members only: Yes
Screening used: No
Max participants: 20

Organizer: Marlaina Rhymer
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Participant Information

Learning to aid climb is the first step to big wall climbing. most of the world's big walls are climbed using aid techniques along the route. Even smaller objectives in Squamish can require a small section of aid (e.g., bolt ladders on the grand wall). In this course, participants will learn to lead basic aid pitches, practice jumarring technique, and haul a haul bag. 

 
This course is taught by Vancouver Mountain Guides (VMG) by a professional ACMG certified guide. VMG is offering a special price for this course for BCMC members of $99 + GST (regular price for non-members: $155 + GST). This course will run with a minimum of 4 participants. (In the event that we only get 2 to 3 participants, the course can still run at a price of $124). Guide: participant ratio is max 1:4.
 
Prerequisites:
Participants must be able to lead 5.7 trad, and have lead belaying skills, and gear anchor building skills. 
Participants are also required to do some homework prior to the course! Practice and review the munter hitch w/ mule knot tie off (video link: https://youtu.be/XkIHoJBzECs)
 
Gear:
You are required to bring all your usual climbing gear for a day at the crags:
- harness, helmet, belay device, climbing shoes, approach shoes, clothing appropriate for the day
You are encouraged to bring whatever trad or aid gear you have; it's always good to practice on your own gear! If you don't have these items, don't worry - VMG will supply:
- 2 daisy chains, 115cm or 140cm (if 5'10" or taller get the 140cm)
- 2 aiders, minimum 4 steps (u-shaped works best, e.g., Metolius Pocket Aider)
- 2 locking biners
- 2 ascenders w/handles
- micro-traxion (or pro-traxion)
- 2m x 7mm cord
- a backpack that can be "hauled" (30L or more)
- double trad rack of cams and nuts
- extra 10-15 biners
- anchor materials
- climbing rope (minimum 9.8mm x 60m)
 
To register for this course, follow these steps:
(1) Click "Join this Trip" on the left side of the page. You will be added to the Waiting List
(2) Once on the Waiting List you will have access to the Course Online Payment section on the left side of the page where a promo code will be displayed. Take note of this promo code
(3) Follow this link: https://www.vanmtnguides.com/courses/aidrock and follow the prompts to complete your payment. Use the promo code to get the $99 special pricing. 
(4) Once your payment has been received, you will be added to the Confirmed List
(5) Keep your eye on your email inbox for further updates. 
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