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New Meetup: Beginner/Intermediate Day Part 1

From: Bill
Sent on: Thursday, November 18, 2010 10:56 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for Rock Climbers of Colorado Springs!

What: Beginner/Intermediate Day Part 1

When: Sunday, November 21,[masked]:00 AM

Where: (A location has not been chosen yet.)

Rock Climbing 101: Basic safety techniques, top-rop belay, lead belay, anchor break down, basic climbing techniques.

Many of you have asked for this so please join us for a day at Shelf Rd. learning/refreshing these skills. This will be part 1 of an ongoing series. I ask that to the best of your abilities you attend all classes as I'd like each class to be a prerequisite for attending the next class. I understand that this will not always be possible so we'll try to be flexible.

In this class we will focus on safety and the mechanics of safe belay/anchor techniques. We will then move on to climbing techniques to help take you past obvious hand and foot placement. All skill levels welcome. If you want to just climb and are not interested in the class, please note to that effect in your rsvp.

Please note that this is not a lead climbing class.

Shelf is about an hour and a half drive from Colorado Springs. We will meet out in front of the Black Bear Coffee and Tea Lodge (6550 S. Academy Blvd., just west of Hwy 115) at 8:00 am to figure out carpooling. Show up a little early if you want to get your morning coffee; this is a great place for that. If needed, we will also stop at the Coyote Den at 9:00 am; this is on the SW corner of Hwy 50 and Justice Center Rd. in Canon City.

Directions from the Black Bear: Hwy 115 south to Hwy 50. Go west on Hwy 50 to Canon City. Turn right onto Dozier St. (just past the Wal Mart) and continue as it curves left and becomes Central Ave. At the 4 way stop, turn right onto Field Ave. Continue past the schools and over the hill where Field merges with Fremont County 9. Eventually you will see the cliffs ahead. Look for the sign for the Bank; turn left onto the gravel road and continue to the parking lot, just past the Bank Campground.

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