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Cragkeepers Scrubbing Session: Joined ACC/BCMC Event - Sun, Sep 17 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 Type:||Rock Climbing|
|Event Location:||Meet at the Smoke Bluffs parking lot|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sun, Sep 17 2017
|Registration Cut Off:
Sat, Sep 16 2017 4:00:00 PM
|Event Duration:||8 hrs (3 hrs scrubbing; optional climbing after)|
|Difficulty Rating:||D2: Moderate|
Eva van Emden
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Members & Guests, 18 & Older Only
Registration is First-Come/First-Serve
|Number Registered So Far:||
1 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
The Squamish Access Society works on behalf of
climbers to maintain access to climbing,
maintain trails, update and fix anchors and bolts, support
crag development, and maintain
climbs. Because Squamish is such a wet environment, crags
quickly get dirty and mossy, and the
Squamish Access Society has asked the community to help
them keep the climbs in good shape.
The ACC, BCMC, and other clubs are stepping up to help with the Cragkeepers initiative: a group
chooses a crag, gets about ten people to spend three hours scrubbing and brushing it, and then
spends the rest of the day climbing.
Scrub from 8 to about 11. Take a break for lunch/snacks. Then spend some time climbing at the
same crag or another, depending on group preference.
This trip is also posted on the BCMC trip list. The maximum group size on this trip is small
because I'm updating the registration cutoff to keep the total signups for both clubs to ten people
(we only have ten sets of brushes).
|Required Items to Bring:|
- helmet! Really important because we'll be working side
by side and could drop
a tool or knock something loose.
- belay device and backup prusik
- comfortable hiking shoes
- clothes that you don't mind getting dirty
- equipment for climbing afterward (climbing shoes, chalk
bag, rope, etc.)
|Recommended Items to Bring:|
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
- work gloves
- optional gear that you might find useful: slings and
carabiners for tethering brushes; aiders;
knee pads; ascender
- we need a few people to bring ropes: if you have a rope
that is safe to use but you don't mind
getting it dirty, please bring it
Carpooling: I will be meeting at the event, so I can't organize
a carpool meeting point. I'm happy to put people who want
to share rides in contact with each other: email me.|
- We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines at all times while participating in ACC VA events.
Please review our Etiquette Guidelines!
Note: If you don't show up we will be very hurt!