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Trip Information
Name: Intro to Outdoor Rock Climbing
Starts: Sat Jul 18, 2020
Meetup: TBA
Return: Sat Jul 18, 2020

Registration opens: Tue Jun 23, 2020
Event category: Guided Instruction
Difficulty grade: B4  [?]
For members only: Yes
Screening used: No
Max participants: 2

Organizer: MountainSkills AcademyAdventures
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Participant Information

 This course is taught by Mountain Skills Academy & Adventures by a professional ACMG certified guide. MSAA is offering a special price for BCMC members of $118.15 + GST (regular price for non-members: $139 + GST). 

 

Develop your Outdoor Rock Skills with the Sea to Sky's leading mountain school. Obtain the complete required skill set & implementation through expert certified guides and our carefully crafted curriculum. Est. 1991 - Trip Advisor; Hall of Fame status,  beloved and trusted by BCMC members!

 

Course Details:

 

Our goal is to ensure that all participants will build a strong foundation to allow for ultimate safety, excellent technique, and a rapid progression. We use a fully comprehensive curriculum that has been developed by leading, certified rock climbing guides. The course is run over a full day, with a low student to guide ratio and with your guide following our carefully crafted curriculum and lesson plan. This ensures each participant receives the full curriculum, coaching and personalized instruction.

 

You can take comfort in knowing that our instructors are certified guides and instructors who possess a great depth of experience, excel at their trade, and that Mountain Skills Academy and Adventures is the Sea to Sky corridor’s longest established and most trusted local mountain school!

 

 

Itinerary:

 

8:15am: Meet your guide at Squamish Adventure Centre. The guide will have everyone sign a waiver before having a safety discussion and performing a gear check. They will then discuss the day's objectives and lesson plan.

4:30pm: The day will end at approximately 4:30pm with a debrief, discussion of the course and next step recommendations.

 

 

Gear List:

 

Instructor provides group equipment:

  • Ropes
  • Anchor building equipment

Individual Equipment:

  • Rock climbing shoes
  • Harness
  • Helmet
  • Belay device
  • 6 locking carabiners
  • 120cm or 240cm sling
  • Chalk bag

We recommend getting familiar with your own gear but we are happy to provide the gear if you let us know what you need.

  • Clothing (Plan ahead, check the weather forecast, and dress accordingly):
  • Climbing pants (light pants that allow maximum mobility)
  • T-shirt
  • Mid layer fleece or wool top
  • Weatherproof shell jacket
  • Down or synthetic insulating “puffy” jacket
  • Warm hat
  • Light gloves
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Approach shoes
  • Daypack 25-35L

 

Food and water are not included. Bring lunch, snacks, and plenty of water.

If you do not have your own climbing equipment please contact us to arrange to borrow helmets, harness or climbing shoes. It is beneficial to practice using your own equipment under the supervision of a professional.

 

 

Curriculum:

 

Topics Covered:

  • Equipment and Use
  • On site safety
  • Rock climbing terminology and commands
  • Essential climbing knots
  • Rock Climbing Movement
  • Belaying and safely tying into the rope
  • Rope management
  • Anchors
  • Top-rope set up
  • Threading the anchor
  • Climbing grades
  • Route selection

Click HERE for the full curriculum

 

Payment: 

 

On-line Registration process:

 

(1) Click “Join this trip” on the left hand 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 where you will find the promo code. Complete your payment directly with MSAA HERE using the promo codeBe sure to select the right date in the drop down menu. You will receive a confirmation email from MSAA once your payment is completed.

(3) Forward your confirmation email to courses@bcmc.ca. You will then be added to the Confirmed List

(4) Keep an eye on your email for further logistic details. 

 On-line Registration process:

 

Please use the BCMC covid guidline for transporation. If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact MSAA at +1 (604) 938-9242 or Oudi at courses@bcmc.ca.

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