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Sport Lead Transition Clinic

  • Jun 22, 2013 · 8:00 AM
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YOU MUST KNOW HOW TO LEAD CLIMB AND LEAD BELAY PRIOR TO ATTENDING THIS EVENT. - This course is intended for people who are already competent at lead climbing indoors but with little to no experience leading outdoors.

PMC is hosting a transition clinic to help you understand and develop the skills necessary to begin safely transitioning to outdoor sport leading. We will review hanging draws, belaying concerns unique to the outdoors, anchors, and cleaning techniques.

Getting There: Directions can be found on our website, but given the limited parking, we encourage carpooling.  Carpoolers will meet at the Oakton rally point at 8am.  For those of you meeting us at the crag, we'll be shooting to arrive by 9:15-9:30.

Required Gear:

  • Two shoulder length (approximately 60cm) slings or one Personal Anchor System (PAS).  If you have neither, we recommend purchasing a PAS.  REI carries one, as does Sportrock.
  • Three locking carabiners.
  • Basic climbing gear (harness, shoes, ATC with additional locking carabiner).

Additional Supplies: You are responsible for your own food, water (1 liter minimum recommended) and any additional needs you may have.  There are no facilities in the nearby vicinity, so plan accordingly.

Cancellation Policy: If you can no longer make the event, please change your registration as soon as possible. This allows people on the wait list to join. If you fail to show for an event and do not cancel within 48hours, you will be considered a no show. Club members who have 3 or more no shows will not be able to register for future events for a period of one year whether its due to failure to cancel or the person does not show up for the event at all.

PATC-MS Member Only policy: This event is for members of the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club-Mountaineering Section only, in good standing with liability waivers on file, unless otherwise stated. To join the club and enjoy its events and trainings, click here: www.potomacmountainclub.org/

This will be strictly enforced by event leaders. Any person who shows up to an event that is not a member will not be able to participate in the event.

Reminder: Climbing is a dangerous sport and serious injury may occur.

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  • Jade

    I will meet up w you all at the crag. I miss the exit to Starbucks and I'm already at Manassas. Brain is dumb in the morning. Lol.

    June 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Something came up last minute. Have fun!

    June 22, 2013

  • Sarah V.

    Is there any easy approach to the crag?

    June 21, 2013

  • Leah

    So glad some spots opened up because this looks great! See you at the rally point.

    June 21, 2013

  • Jade

    Which crag are we going?

    June 21, 2013

    • Andy W.

      Talking Headwall. It's in the GW National Forest near Elizabeth Furnace.

      June 21, 2013

    • Jade

      Thanks. By the way, REI on Bailey's do not sell PAS anymore. What can I use for substitute?

      June 21, 2013

  • AmyL

    I'll be meeting at the crag parking area since I might need to leave a little earlier than some people.

    June 21, 2013

  • Jessica L

    I'm very sorry for the last minute cancellation. I was really looking forward it too!

    June 20, 2013

  • Glenn

    been called back into work

    June 20, 2013

  • Melissa

    Greetings crag pals. I will meet you at the climbing venue. I may be a few mins late. Cabi says hi...

    June 19, 2013

  • Jenny O.

    See you at the Oakton rally point on Saturday am.

    June 17, 2013

  • Dave C.

    Sounds like a great day. Let me know if a spot opens up. I'll be in NH the weekend prior.

    June 5, 2013

  • erez

    Out of town that day :(

    May 27, 2013

  • Jenny O.

    rain, rain, go away....

    May 20, 2013

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