OUR PURPOSE

We provide a safe, enjoyable and challenging environment for local climbers to share climbing knowledge, forge partnerships and evolve together.

 

OUR MEMBERS

Most of our members are active. We don't keep people on the roles very long who don't attend. Our membership includes children and climbers in their 60s.

 

INTERMEDIATE

Uses climbing equipment according to manufacturer's instructions.

Uses proper rope commands.

Properly ties these knots: figure 8, clove hitch, munter hitch, double fisherman's.

Removes anchors on multi-pitch routes.

Properly belays a leader on multi-pitch routes.

 

ADVANCED

Has all the skills of an intermediate climber and...

Has the equipment and knowledge to safely place their own protection in cracks.

Is comfortable climbing above protection they have placed.

 

SAFETY WARNING:

Rock climbing is not for everyone. It is a potentially hazardous activity that requires decision-making ability with the inherent risk of personal injury and death. You must be willing and able to follow directions. Most events take place in the wilderness; where your safety is never guaranteed. Although we do strive for everyone to enjoy themselves; it is not uncommon for some people to get totally scared out of their gourd.

 

MEMBERSHIP IS CONTINGENT UPON PRACTICING THE FOLLOWING:

#1 Do not disparage any member behind their back.
(this will result in being banned from the group)
If you have a problem with a member privately address it with them directly FIRST. 
If the problem continues, privately tell the organizer SECOND.

Maintain a group profile with a first name and a close-up face photo

You must be willing and able to follow directions from the Organizer.

Attend at least 1 event every 6 months

Maintain communication with organizer

Have a legal guardian present if < 18 years old

Maintain and use climbing equipment according to manufacturer instructions

On terrain > Class 3 do not carry anything in your hands except ice tools or trekking poles

Always wear helmet & shoes (not sandals) on talus, snow, ice or terrain > Class 3

Always have water, shoes, helmet, 2 HMS locking carabiners, & belay/rappel device accessible

All belay/rappel anchors are Equalized, Redundant, Minimal Extension & Solid

 

Only use these rope commands:

1) “On belay” means control the rope speed

2) “Belay on” means the rope speed is controlled

3) “Climbing” means the rope will move consistently

4) “Climb on” means the rope will move consistently

5) “Slack” means move rope out of the belay

6) “Up rope” means move rope into the belay

7) “That’s me” means stop moving the rope

8) “Off belay” means stop controlling the rope speed

9) “Belay off” means the rope speed is not controlled

 

DO NOT BRING:

ropes < 200' long

ropes not clearly marked at the half-way point

ropes not UIAA or CE approved

long nails, long/loose hair, rings, necklaces, bracelets

extremely loose clothing

any item an organizer asks you to leave behind, including, but not limited to:

figure 8 devices, grappling hooks, feather boas, buckets of buttered popcorn, motorcycle boots, sandals, high heels, cowboy boots, dresses, skirts, firearms, large knives, glass jars, etc.

 

IMPORTANT NOTE:

PLEASE DON'T ASK IF WE ENFORCE THESE RULES OR IF WE WILL MAKE AN EXCEPTION FOR YOU

We're 60 local climbers

New members must be approved by the Organizer

Content of this Meetup Group is only visible to members

 
Founded Feb 23, 2008

Organizers:

Tony and 2 more…
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Katie

I'm surprised by the level of growth I've seen since becoming an organizer, it's given me more confidence in my abilities.

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