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Name: Aid Climbing Practice
Starts: Sat Jun 02, 2018
Meetup: 8:30am, Smoke Bluffs Parking
Return: Sat Jun 02, 2018

Registration opens: Tue May 22, 2018
Event category: Practice
Difficulty grade: B5  [?]
For members only: Yes
Screening used: No
Max participants: 8

Organizer: Marlaina Rhymer
Profile info:
Trip Planning Questions

What is your background (if any) in aid climbing?

Do you have your own gear?

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I just learned some basic aid climbing skills, and would love to practice with some like-minded people. Just regular trad gear placements (cams, nuts) and the odd bolt if available - no crazy stuff like copperheads or hooks for me. However, if you have other gear and know how to use it - by all means, bring to practice! I'd like to work on leading (real leads or "mock" leads with TR backup) vertical-ish cracks, and also efficiency in ascending fixed lines. I'm pretty new and slow, so just trying to get the basics down in a variety of terrain types.

Ideal candidates for this trip will be able to lead belay safely (top rope belayers are ok for mock leads), have solid knowledge of trad gear placements and trad leading, and have some familiarity with aid climbing techniques. Competent or rusty aid climbers are of course welcome also. 

Trip will be held in Squamish, probably the Smoke Bluffs somewhere. Open to suggestions. Please use the Planning Forum to arrange carpooling from the city. I live in Squamish so will meet you up here!

Suggested gear list (per 2 participants)
- personal climbing gear (harness, sturdy shoes, helmet, belay device)
- anchor materials for top rope backups (if desired)
- climbing rope
- a set of etriers
- a set of daisy chains
- 2 ascenders or other rope jugging setup
- trad rack - bring whatever you have!
- a whole lot of extra non-locking carabiners
- quickdraws and alpine draws
- whatever clothing, snacks, water, lawn chairs (lol) you need to be comfortable for the day

This trip will go ahead in good weather, or in light rain. I'll cancel the trip if the forecast is calling for heavy rain or otherwise stormy weather. There is also a possibility that I'll be called in to work, but I should know a few days before. 

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