Thursday Night at Chinook CCC

  • July 10, 2014 · 6:00 PM
  • CCC

Meet, greet and climb with your feet (and legs and arms and hands.... you get the idea).

MUST know how to belay!!! (i.e. you must have passed the belay test at the gym or be ready to take the belay test right away.) Classes offered weekly at both Calgary Climbing Center and Stronghold climbing gym. Otherwise, all levels are welcomed to join.

Please RVSP if you plan to attend this meetup, so that other attendees could keep an eye open for you in the unlikely and rare event that the organizer cannot make the meetup at the last minute.

Notes about our meetups:

Please note that everyone must pass a lead-belay test at the gym before lead-climbing AND lead-belaying is allowed.  Please ensure that you and your partner(s) pass the lead-belay test before lead-climbing in the facility.

If you have trouble finding me (Leo), please check with the front desk. The staffs are fairly good at tracking me down inside the gym.

Our meet-ups are fairly informal. Usually, people just come in, grab a partner and start climbing until they drop (usually around 8:30 to 9:00 pm).  While I don’t necessary spend time with everyone or make formal introductions, I do try to ensure everyone has a partner to climb with.  I'd also like to encourage everyone to mingle with other climbers.   

A group of 2-3 climbers with similar climbing experience/ability tend to work best, and we tend to break into groups this way.  I am happy to climb with just about anybody though.

Feel free to talk to me if you can't find a partner, your partner needs to leave early, or have questions/concerns.

While we encourage everyone to push her limit, please be considerate and don't hang on the wall for hours on end.  You and your partner(s) should spend about the same amount of time climbing and belaying each other.  If you really want to conquer a route, come back to it at your next turn.

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  • Melissa

    Where do you guys meet? First time going to the chinook location

    July 8, 2014

    • Leo

      When you got to the gym, just wait by the front desk for a few minutes. I will keep an eye out for you. If after awhile and you don't see anybody approaching, feel free to ask for me at the front desk. They should be able to point you to the right direction. FYI, I am pretty much the only Asian climbing routes around that time...so, if you spot an Asian climbing, don't be afraid to ask, too. : )

      July 8, 2014

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Rafaël

We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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