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Alpine Academy : Sport Anchors

May 15, 2019

Coordinator: Dan Scofield

Excursion Time: 1.5 hours (car-to-car)

The 1st in a series of indoor workshops geared towards teaching all the skills needed to climb outside, starting with top rope basics and working up to alpine multi-pitch.

Week 1:

Climbing basics recap: belay & rappel, commands, safety checks, knots

Common sport climbing anchors: how to build them, needed gear, pros and cons of each

If there's time: cleaning and converting sport anchors to safely get to the ground with all of your gear

The series of workshops will be held in the gym at my office. 630-8pm Wednesday evenings.

Signed Up: 11
Tentative: 2
Maximum Allowed: 20
Equipment
Required Equipment (each participant): Helmet, Harness, Belay/rappel device (tube-style), 1 locker, 2 non lockers, 2 prusiks or personal anchor system
Optional Equipment (each participant): Beer or your drink of choice, Sewn runners, Webbing, Cordlette, Carabiners, Quickdraws, Anything you think could be used to build an anchor (good to practice with the gear you'll be using)
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