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Trip Information
Name: Offwidth Climbing at The Cirque
Starts: Sun Jul 16, 2017
Meetup: 7:00am St Davids Church, Hwy 1 & Taylor Way
Return: Sun Jul 16, 2017

Registration opens: Thu Jul 13, 2017
Event category: Rock Climbing
Difficulty grade: A5  [?]
For members only: No
Screening used: Yes
Max participants: 6

Organizer: Martin Schwarze
Profile info:
Trip Planning Questions

What is your current climbing level?

Have you climbed/led offwidth cracks?

Will you bring a rope and/or trad gear?

Are you interested in leading or just seconding? If you want to lead, what grade do you lead outdoors on trad?

Can you drive to/from Squamish area or do you need a ride? if you can drive, how many passengers can you take (not counting yourself as the driver)?

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Participant Information

General Trip Plan: We'll do single-pitch offwidth climbing on the backside of the Chief. This involves a longer approach of up to 1 hour.

All Participants should be able to lead-belay. Preference may be given to those with experience in trad leading and offwidth climbing.

Every pair of climbers needs to have a rack with large cams. The width of the cracks at the Cirque is up to 7".
A long rope is recommended as several routes are longer than 30 meters.

Gear Requirements: All participants must bring their own personal climbing gear... including: harness, belay device, locking biner, climbing shoes, head lamp and helmet (no helmet = no climbing).  Also highly recommended are long pants and a long sleeve shirt, a prussic for rappelling, a PAS (personal anchor system) for securing yourself, plenty of water, sunscreen and energy snacks.

Where/When to Meet: Let's meet at 7:00am at St. David's Church parking lot near Hwy 1 and Taylor Way, West Vancouver.  If you need a ride to the church, please post a request in this trip's planning forum

2nd meeting spot is the Chief campground parking lot at 8:00am.

We'll aim to get back to the cars by 7:00pm.

Please self-organize car pooling to the meeting spot via the "Planning Forum" on the top-left of this page.

Emergency Contact Info: Please make sure your Emergency Contact info has been added to your web-account profile.  You can do this by logging into the bcmc.ca website, click on: My Account (top of page)... then click on Edit Emergency Contact (top-left column).  Please re-enter your password to complete the process.  Your emergency contact info is stored *privately* and only made available to those organizing trips *you* choose to attend.

Potential Medical Issues: Any info that should be shared with the organizer(s), please send an email and/or phone ASAP.  For example, if you are very allergic to bee/wasp bites, or you are taking medication that could be vital information to First Aid Responders. Anything you choose to share with me will remain private.

Poor Weather Cancellation: I'll check the weather forecast for where we're going before we meet.  If the weather does NOT seem good enough for reasonably safe climbing then I will announce to all participants that the trip is cancelled.

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