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(Rock Climb) Education with Guide-(Class #3) Learn to follow Multi Pitch

  • Aug 10, 2013 · 8:00 AM
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Learn To Follow Multiple Pitch Rock Climb  - Climbing With A Guide....

( 1->4 ratio ) Min 4 Climbers for this meetup to take place.

What Should We Do…..???

Rock Climbing: “ Guided” Learn to follow a Trad Rock Route. (Class#3)

More details: Introductory Course Series (Class#3): Learn the systems of Following Traditional Multiple pitch Rock Route. using Trad ( or) Traditional Rock Protection. Also known as "Passive Protection". Learn the systems of cleaning the different types of gear on the route and for anchors. Racking efficiently and other very useful tips on being a proficient belayer and second on a large rock climbing route.

Understanding & knowing of what it is like to be a fully engaged and responsible member of a climbing party is the goal.

The class will also cover any questions that you have and also briefly cover the basics that should be known prior to considering starting a multiple pitch climb as well as the next level up. Learning to lead basics if there is time.

Skills: Learn hands on, solid belaying skills. Belayer’s responsibilities and anticipated rope work. Gear & speedy anchor removal & gear racking for multie-pitch climbing. Retreating safely on a difficult route on repel.

Also: When is it best to use one climbing style or technique rather than another? Which style is most appropriate for which situation? Is it best to steer toward the cracks, or stick with the footholds or head out onto the open face, while still following the rope ahead of you. All these issues can be addressed while getting in some great climbing knowledge and time on the rock. Different character climbs or difficulty as we go, depending upon groups needs or skills.

This course is progressive method from (Class#2) additional skills with rock climbing.


Other - Meetup’s & Skill Building, Offered at another Meetup Date by request:

Class#1 - Learn to climb on Rock. Beginner basic’s who never climbed on rock, or have only been climbing indoors at a rock gym, this program is for you. We’ll go over the fundamentals of climbing and focus on giving you the knowledge to become a confident rock climber. You’ll go over and learn about the relevant equipment, knots and terminology, and then we’ll move right into belaying, where to belay from in rock or ice, body position, Being Anchored or not? Footwork and working around the climbing location. Class#2 - Top rope set up. Systems & Anchors, When it is time to start thinking of heading out on your own, you’ll want to hit this course first. We’ll take your knowledge and experience on the rock and fine-tune it to address the myriad issues that come with establishing top rope systems. You’ll learn how to assess a site for climbing and anchoring potential, and how to set anchors at the top and bottom of the crag using a variety of methods and materials. We’ll also cover how to deal with the typical issues that can complicate a day of top roping: difficult cliff-top access, troublesome situations at the edge, awkward descent options, etc.


Class#3: Following Trad climber. Knowing what it is like to be a fully engaged and responsible member of a climbing team is the goal. Learn hands on, solid belaying skills, Belayer’s responsibilities and anticipate rope work. Gear & speedy anchor removal & gear racking for multie-pitch climbing. Retreating saftly on a difficult route on repel. Class#4 - Learning being a lead climber on Trad Learning the responsibilities of such a leader. Picking good protection placements and belay location’s. Safety of your follower / belayer who might be more inexperienced. Selection of gear and why? for certain, types of solid belay’s or repel stations. Problem Solving. Route finding skills & pitfalls of being off route. Retreating from a difficult route on rappel and what makes a good location to rappel from on broken terrain where anything can happen. As, time allows couple pitches of solid real life practice and escape practice scenarios or coaching on the “what if’s”…!

Class#5 - Aid Climbing “Beginner” Basic’s and systems of climbing either a short section you cannot trad climb past or a intro to a big multie pitch aid climbing & systems.

Class#6 – Self Rescue & Rescue the lead climber. * Climbing self-rescue procedures for teams of two. * Techniques equally effective on rock, snow, and ice * Utilizes gear climbers already carry in their rack More comprehensive then learn to lead, The rope is stuck, or too short. A crucial piece of gear is MIA. You've wandered off route into dicey terrain. An injury leaves you or your partner in need of help. Climb long enough and finding yourself in a jam far from help is inevitable. In climbing, Self Rescue is inevitable. Let long-time climbing instructors and guides teach how to improvise your own solutions, calling for outside help only when necessary. Because few climbers carry fancy (and expensive) search and rescue gear, all skills taught in this class use the items typically found on a climbing rack: rope, carabineers, slings, and cord. Explain knots, belaying and hauling systems, rappelling, ascension, passing knots, how to safely assist and rig an injured climber, and more. Real-life climbing scenarios and solutions ranging from moderate to severe. Because real-life situations rarely unfold as they do in practice, Learn how to analyze and improvise your way out of a crisis.


Waiver:  Read !!!

Be Warned!

Mountaineering, Skiing – Alpine or Back Country, Rock & Ice Climbing by its very nature is an extremely hazardous activity.

Falling off any part of a climbing route or bouldering challenge or other associated activity's, hiking or backpacking to a destination could result in injury or death. Weather, it be Trail conditions, or be it a slip on a trail or falling objects like rocks, climbing gear or tree’s from above, or avalanche can all incur injuries’ and/or death. You are always attending at your own risk!

Any information on this Meetup group page is for the basic understanding of what could be encountered. We do not guaranty any type of accuracy on this information. You should always, seek your own additional resources of information for any Meetup.  You as an active member! Perhaps? lacking any of the following, experienced knowledge, professional training, good judgment, moral caricature or a conscious. We or anyone on any Meetup-Mountaineers cannot be held responsible in anyway.

When arriving at any Meetup you should always use your own best judgment. Weather or not the conditions “ both physical or mental” are in your best interests. The judgment, Is this a place you should or shouldn’t be?

If you get hurt! Don’t even think about blaming someone else. You made all the decisions and where warned.  Stepping out of bed and driving to the meeting location. Too walk up to the activity and participate is on you. We are not guides or leaders in any event held. Just the organizers of finding a meeting location that people with similar interests can meet and socialize and participate in doing activities in which we have chosen an interest in performing..

It’s always your right to back out at any time and live the good life at home in front of the television for the day….

That said have fun! Play safely! And take the responsibility of your own actions.

The Organizers…


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  • steve

    Are we going rain or shine? Can't wait for this!

    August 8, 2013

    • Paul H. C.

      It's gonna shine- it's gonna shine

      August 8, 2013

  • Rhonda Hendry O.

    Thanks Paul. See you then. I am going to try and rent gear from Plymouth Ski & Sports or EMS. If unable, will an extra helmuts and harnesses be available for loan the day of our climb?

    August 6, 2013

    • Paul H. C.

      Don't rent if you don't have to.I have lots of extra gear. I will bring a helmet and harness. Would you take a medium or small? Will you need rock shoes? Have 6's, 71/2s, 91/2,10, 11.

      August 6, 2013

    • Rhonda Hendry O.

      Paul, I bought a pair of shoes. Will need to borrow everything else. Thanks!

      August 8, 2013

  • Paul H. C.

    We will be meeting at the Echo Lake Parking lot, which Jay Briscoe has pinned on the map. It is NOT a ski area parking lot. It is the BEACH parking lot. My cell is[masked]

    August 5, 2013

  • Rhonda Hendry O.

    Hello Paul, Before eod Friday, can you send/email/text us the specifics regarding where we should be meeting you. Thanks


    August 5, 2013

  • Paul H. C.

    Steve , yes I think this would be perfect for you

    July 26, 2013

  • steve

    This is exactly the kind of class I'm looking for! I just want to make sure I'm at the right skill level. If I am indoor lead belay certified, and I have plenty of top rope anchoring / self anchoring experience, will I be good to go?

    July 26, 2013

  • Paul H. C.

    I tend to go right through lunch, so bring snacks. If you have time considerations, you can leave any time.

    July 25, 2013

  • Laurie A.

    8am...all day? Thanks

    July 25, 2013

    • Jay B.

      8am Meet Climb at 9am ish and end about 4pm..

      1 · July 25, 2013

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