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Name: Aid Climbing (special price)
Starts: Sat Jun 16, 2018
Meetup: Squamish
Return: Sat Jun 16, 2018

Registration opens: Fri Apr 06, 2018
Event category: Guided Instruction
Difficulty grade: B5  [?]
For members only: Yes
Screening used: No
Max participants: -

Organizer: Marlaina Rhymer
Profile info:
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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 (i.e., bolt ladders on the Grand Wall). Gaining this skill set will enable participants to set their sights on a large range of objectives from single pitch aid climbs to long free climbs guarded by one or two aid pitches.The focus is on clean and and 2 aider techniques. Participants will have the chance to lead short aid pitches, practice jumarring technique, and haul a haul-bag. 

The full curriculum and details can be found here: https://www.vanmtnguides.com/aidrock/

This course is taught by Vancouver Mountain Guides by a professional ACMG certified guide. VMG is offering a special price for BCMC members of $99 (regular price for non-members $149).

Prerequisites: experience lead climbing (sport or trad) and comfortable on 5.6 minimum.

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 on the left side of the page. Click the link and follow the prompts to complete your payment on MSAA's secure booking site. Be sure to select June 16 in the drop down menu.
(3) Once your payment has been received and processed, you will be added to the Confirmed List
(4) Keep your eye on your email inbox for further updates

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