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We provide a safe, enjoyable and challenging environment for local climbers to share climbing knowledge, forge partnerships and evolve together.
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.
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.
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.
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.
PLEASE DON'T ASK IF WE ENFORCE THESE RULES OR IF WE WILL MAKE AN EXCEPTION FOR YOU