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Name: Intro to Multi-Pitch Climbing
Starts: Sat Aug 01, 2020
Meetup:
Return: Sat Aug 01, 2020

Registration opens: Tue Jun 23, 2020
Event category: Guided Instruction
Difficulty grade: B5  [?]
For members only: Yes
Screening used: No
Max participants: 6

Organizer: MountainSkills AcademyAdventures
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Participant Information

 This one day course is taught by Mountain Skills Academy & Adventures by a professional ACMG certified guide. MSAA is offering a special price for BCMC members of $160.65 + GST (regular price for non-members: $189 + GST). 

Develop your Outdoor Rock Climbing 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:

We begin by reviewing all the essentials:

  • Equipment
  • Movement skills
  • Belaying and rappelling
  • Safety protocols
  • Rock climbing terminology
  • Route selection and climbing grades

We then move into the fundamental skills for Multi-Pitch rock climbing:

  • Multi-pitch theory
  • Risk mitigation and hazard management
  • Route selection
  • Gear requirements and the multi-pitch backpack
  • Racking techniques
  • Belay considerations
  • Ascending and descending strategies

Forming a powerful foundation we then move onto further advanced skills that provide the efficiency needed to complete multi-pitch routes in a timely manner.

 

Such skills as:

  • Advanced rope management
  • Specialized belaying techniques
  • Rapid leader transitions

The result is a sound foundation, a safe and effective technique, and efficient multi-pitch transitions for speedy ascents and descents. All this is geared towards making you into an independent multi-pitch climber who has the skills to progress rapidly.

 

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:

 

All climbing equipment is included. If you wish to bring, and use, your own equipment, please let us know in advance. It is beneficial to practice using your own equipment under the supervision of a professional.

 

Individual Equipment:

  • Rock climbing shoes
  • Harness
  • Helmet
  • Belay device
  • Locking carabiners
  • Chalk bag
  • Anchor building equipment

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

Weather conditions along the Coast Mountain Range are constantly changing. Plan ahead, look into weather trends, and prepare for all weather conditions.

 

 

Curriculum:

 

Topics Covered:

  • Equipment
  • Environment & on site safety
  • Introduction to multi-pitch theory
  • Gear Requirements
  • Route Selection
  • Securing Yourself
  • Lead belaying and top-down belaying
  • Racking up for a multi-pitch
  • Multi-pitch communication and commands
  • Efficient leader switch-overs
  • Rope drag reduction technique
  • Advanced rope management
  • Advanced safety techniques
  • Mentoring day climbing up and descending a multi-pitch training route

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 code. Be 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.

 

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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