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Indoor climbing at Chinook

All climbing levels are welcome BUT you must have passed the "Belay Test"at either the Stronghold or Chinook Climbing Centre. If you have never climbed before, you will need to take the "Beginner Lesson" offered by the centre ($40 available only on Thursdays and Sundays)

New Climbers (Possibility):

If you have never climbed before and would like to try it out before committing to a lesson, email me to let me know and if we have enough belayers, I might add you to the list so you get to climb BUT not belay. The gym will allow you to climb as long as you don't belay and don't do your own knot! This will be done only once to give you a chance to try it out but please know that you will need to pass the Belay Test if you want to join my outings in the future; no repeat non belayers please!

What to bring:

A lock to store your belongings in the locker room
Flip Flop - bare feet and outside shoes are not allowed in the climbing area and your feet will hate you if you keep your climbing shoes on all day long

What is a "Belay Test":

Climbing gyms will test new visitors (experienced or novice) on whether they know how to belay and how to do the necessary knots
It's $5 and done only once either at Stronghold or Chinook Centre
No appointment required
a climbing partner is needed

Need to do the Belay Test?

If you have climbed before and know how to belay, you can do the test right then and there. I can partner up with you as you will need a partner for the test, please let me know.

CORA Membership Fee and Waiver:

Not a CORA member:
Membership fee is $20 for the whole year which lasts until the Annual General Meeting in February 2013
Or you can pay $5 for the event and will need to sign a CORA waiver when we meet
CORA members:
Free event except you pay the gym entry fee (see below)

Chinook Centre Fee:

Entry is about $15/day or you can buy 10 passes for $138. You can also rent equipment (shoes, harness, Belay device) if you don't have any. Fees are outlined here

Rules of Conduct:

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry - Will make it out next time for sure. It was too last minute for today

    February 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hope it is not too late!

    February 11, 2013

  • Paul K

    Will be around with a friend who is new to climbing.

    February 10, 2013

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