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Trip Information
Name: Anchor basics
Starts: Sat May 23, 2020
Meetup: Tim Horton's parking at Coast Meridian and Hwy 7
Return: Sat May 23, 2020

Registration opens: Wed May 20, 2020
Event category: Instructional Program
Difficulty grade: A5  [?]
For members only: Yes
Screening used: Yes
Max participants: 6

Organizer: Oudina Cherfi
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Participant Information

This is an introduction in anchor building for top roping where there are existing bolts in place. This is not a refresher course. This is more for new climbers that want to get into the outdoors climbing in single pitch crags and want to learn how to setup good anchors.  

 

Prerequisites: Basic knot skills (figure eight, clove hitch, water knot (aka ring bend/tape knot), double fisherman’s)

 

Requirements:

-Harness

-Helmet

-Suitable clothing for the weather 

-Cord  (7 or 8mm) (min 6m)

-Non-lock biners (min 2)

-Locking biners (min 4, more recommended)

-Available sewn slings (optional)

 

Topics to cover:

1) Ropes Basics

 a) Static v.s. Dynamic

  b) Fall Factor

2) Anchors: Rock Climbing

 a)What is the Goal?

 b)What is the strength of the anchor?

 c)Types of anchors 

The plan is to meet at Tim Horton's parking lot at Hwy 7 and Coast Meridian in Coquitlam at 8 am. We will be heading to Dennett Bluff climbing crag in Coquitlam. There will  be no carpooling, so plan accordingly. If the weather is not cooperating, the course will be rescheduled on Sunday if weather permitting. 

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