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Name: Aid Climbing Practice
Starts: Sun Sep 23, 2018
Meetup: 1:00pm, Smoke Bluffs Parking
Return: Sun Sep 23, 2018

Registration opens: Fri Sep 21, 2018
Event category: Practice
Difficulty grade: B5  [?]
For members only: Yes
Screening used: No
Max participants: 8

Organizer: Martin Schwarze
Profile info:
Trip Planning Questions

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

Do you have your own gear?

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Participant Information

Let's get on the rock after the rain. Looking to work on some aid skills with like-minded people. Interested in leading A0 or A1 (or mock leading harder), jugging fixed lines and cleaning in various terrain types, possibly messing around with hauling systems, and setting up belays.

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 climbers are, of course, welcome also. 

Please use the Planning Forum to arrange carpooling from the city.

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 and/or haul line
- a set of aid ladders
- a set of daisy chains
- 2 ascenders or other rope jugging setup
- trad rack and/or aid rack - bring whatever you have!
- a whole lot of extra non-locking carabiners
- quickdraws and alpine draws
- whatever hauling setup you'd like to practice (e.g., pulleys, lockers, microtraxion, tiblocs, ascenders, prussiks)
- whatever clothing, snacks and water you need to be comfortable for the day
- if anyone has a durable bag, haul bag, or just an old bag that they don't mind getting thrashed that we can drag up some climbs, please bring it.

This trip will go ahead in good weather, or in light rain. I'll cancel the trip if the forecast is calling for heavier rain.

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