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Trip Information
Name: Cragkeepers scrubbing session
Starts: Sun Sep 17, 2017
Meetup: 8 am, Smoke Bluffs parking lot
Return: Sun Sep 17, 2017

Registration opens: Sun Sep 10, 2017
Event category: Rock Climbing
Difficulty grade: A5  [?]
For members only: No
Screening used: No
Max participants: 10

Organizer: Eva van Emden
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Trip Planning Questions

Will you be bringing a rope (ropes)?

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Participant Information


The Squamish Access Society works on behalf of climbers to maintain access to climbing, maintain trails, update and fix anchors and bolts, support crag development, and maintain climbs. Because Squamish is such a wet environment, crags quickly get dirty and mossy, and the Squamish Access Society has asked the community to help them keep the climbs in good shape. The BCMC and other clubs are stepping up to help with the Cragkeepers initiative: a group chooses a crag, gets about ten people to spend three hours scrubbing and brushing it, and then spends the rest of the day climbing.

The schedule

The hour-by-hour weather forecast predicts rain starting in the afternoon. Let's climb from 8 to just before 11, lunching on the run, then scrub until we're done or it's raining too hard. Bring good rain clothing, a tarp to protect your climbing gear, and maybe something dry to change into. Meet at Wendy's or A&W after for a burger.

What we provide

  • brushes and tools for scrubbing

What you should bring

  • helmet! Really important because we'll be working side by side and could drop a tool or knock something loose.
  • harness
  • belay device and backup prusik
  • work gloves
  • comfortable hiking shoes
  • clothes that you don't mind getting dirty
  • equipment for climbing afterward (climbing shoes, chalk bag, rope, etc.)
  • optional gear that you might find useful: slings and carabiners for tethering brushes; aiders; knee pads; ascender
  • we need a few people to bring ropes: if you have a rope that is safe to use but you don't mind getting it dirty, please bring it

Skills required

  • Rappelling safely with a prusik backup.
  • Building top-rope anchors (or ask someone who does know).
Trip Photos
Scrubbing at Second Avenue. Photo by carinev.
_Scrubbing at Second Avenue. Photo by carinev.
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