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Trip Information
Name: Aid Climbing Course (1 Day)
Starts: Sun Jul 09, 2017
Meetup: The guide will let us know, most likley the Adventure Centre
Return: Sun Jul 09, 2017

Registration opens: Fri Jun 23, 2017
Event category: Instructional Program
Difficulty grade: B5  [?]
For members only: No
Screening used: Yes
Max participants: 4

Organizer: Clayton Matthews
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Trip Planning Questions

Can you lead 5.8 Trad?

Can you bring all the items required on the gear list?

What weekend are you available?

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Participant Information

We can have this course run any weekend  before August 1st.

This course is taught by a professional ACMG certified guide from Vancouver Mountain Guides (VMG). VMG is offering a special price of $103.95 w/tax for this course . This course will run with a minimum of 4 participants.
 
Prerequisites:
Participants must be able to lead 5.8 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)
 
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