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Trip Information
Name: Saturday Squamish Aid/Trad Climbing
Starts: Sat Oct 27, 2018
Meetup: 8:00am St Davids Church, Hwy 1 & Taylor Way
Return: Sat Oct 27, 2018

Registration opens: Wed Oct 24, 2018
Event category: Rock Climbing
Difficulty grade: A5/6  [?]
For members only: No
Screening used: Yes
Max participants: 10

Organizer: Martin Schwarze
Profile info:
Trip Planning Questions

Are you interested in leading or just top roping?

What is your current climbing level on trad (lead/TR)?

What is your climbing level on leading clean aid?

Will you bring a rope and/or trad gear?

Will you bring aid gear (aid ladders, ascenders, hooks, peckers, etc.)?

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 climb some easy to moderate single-pitch routes (A0-A1, 5.8-5.10) in the Smoke Bluffs. Let's climb some routes on aid if the cracks are still wet or to put up a TR on a harder route. Then, let's climb trad once the walls are drier.

All Participants should be able to lead-belay. Preference may be given to those with experience in aid/trad leading. 

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 is 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 8:00am 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. We'll aim to get back to the cars by sunset, at the latest.

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.

Cancellation due to Weather: If PoP for Squamish on Environment Canada's website (https://weather.gc.ca/city/pages/bc-50_metric_e.html) remains above50% for the day, the trip might be cancelled. Final decision will be made on the morning of the event.

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