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Rappel skills practice - Wed, Jun 21 2017
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PRE-REGISTRATION MAY BE REQUIRED. Please review the event details carefully, and if registration is required and you'd like to join us, you must sign up at the bottom of this page. Non-member guests must contact the leader (see Notes below) to register. If payment is required for this event, you will be expected to send your payment to the Event Leader - payable to the Alpine Club of Canada, Vancouver Section.
|Event Location:||Squamish, Smoke Bluffs|
|Date(s) & Time:||Wed, Jun 21 2017
|Registration Cut Off:
Tue, Jun 20 2017 6:00:00 PM
|Event Duration:||3 hours|
|Difficulty Rating:||D1: Easy|
Eva van Emden
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Members Only, 18 & Older Only
Attendees are Pre-Screened - Trip Leader will review your background and may contact you before accepting you on the trip.
|Number Registered So Far:||
5 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
|This is an *informal practice session,* not a course. I'd like to get together and practice some rappelling
techniques. I'm giving registration priority to people who have just taken the intro to rock, top-rope
anchors, or basic mountaineering course this year and want to cement their new skills with some group
Basic stuff to practice:
For people who are comfortable with the basics, we can try
out some next-level stuff:
- setting up a rappel anchor
- setting up a prusik backup
- rapping down
Previous rappelling instruction or practice.
- multipitch rappels
- building and assessing tree anchors for multipitch
- how to climb back up the rope if you go down past the
Review before the session:
- anchor building
- rappel technique
- prusik knot
- If you want to practice climbing the rappel rope, review
rope climbing technique.
|Required Items to Bring:|
Helmet, harness, belay/rappel device, at least 2 locking
carabiners and 2 non-
lockers, 2 slings, prusik. No rock shoes needed. We need at
least two people
to bring ropes and anchor building material.
|Recommended Items to Bring:|
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
|How to Get There:|
|Event Directions:||Meet in the Smoke Bluffs parking lot. If you miss meeting us
there, try the Fresh Starts cliff opposite the playground near
Neat and Cool.|
Until two weeks before the event, I'll give priority registration to people who took intro
to rock, top-rope anchors, or basic mountaineering this year (email me) and wait-list
everyone; then I'll open up registration as first come, first served.|
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Note: If you don't show up we will be very hurt!
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