**WEATHER PERMITTING** What Others Are Saying “I’m really glad that I could join this meetup on my first outside Rock Climbing. Dan taught everything the beginner climber needs....we had a great time.” “Excellent!! Had a great time, just what I needed as a beginning climber. ” “This was an excellent class, I learned a lot!” “This was an awesome clinic, perfect for beginners and for transitioning from the gym to outdoors. Great fun and a great way to boost climbing confidence.” With over 700 members in this meetup there must be dozens of people who want to learn more about climbing but are not sure how to get started. This is your chance to learn the basics and enjoy an awesome day of beginner level climbing out at Red Rock. Who: Any and all meetup newbies What: Rock climbing basics When: Saturday, May 15, 2010 Where: Calico Basin - Cut Your Teeth Crag Why: B/c I've seen too many new members say they want to learn about climbing How: RSVP "Yes" and bring with you the following: Mandatory: *climbing harness (we may be able to share among ourselves if you don't have one) *climbing shoes (again sharing may be feasible) *belay device with locking caribiner (sharing possible) *enthusiastic attitude (we can DEFINITELY share this one!) *drinks & snacks to last the day Optional: *helmet *chalk bag *belay gloves *sunglasses *sunscreen *hat General Agenda: *overview of climbing essentials *4 basic commands *other relevant commands & terminology *select knots *belay equipment *belay skills *top rope climbing at a fun and sunny location in Calico Basin Plan on a couple hours of instruction and several hours of climbing. We should be finished no later than 3:30 pm. However, you are free go on your own timeframe if you like. If you need to reach me: [masked] By signing up and attending this class you agree to the following: Disclaimer of Liability CLIMBING IS A DANGEROUS SPORT! Involvement in rock climbing carries a significant risk of personal injury or death. CLIMB AT YOUR OWN RISK! If you climb, you may die or be seriously injured. This is true whether you are experienced or not, trained or not, equipped or not, though training and equipment may help. It's a fact, climbing is extremely dangerous. If you don't like it, stay at home. You really shouldn't be doing it anyway. We do not provide supervision or instruction. We are not responsible for, and do not inspect or maintain, climbing anchors (including bolts, pitons, slings, trees, etc.) As far as we know, any of them can and will fail and send you plunging to your death. There are countless tons of loose rock ready to be dislodged and fall on you or someone else. There are any number of extremely and unusually dangerous conditions existing on and around the rocks. We may or may not know about any specific hazard, but even if we do, don't expect us to try to warn you. You're on your own. Rocks and other objects can fall from the cliffs. They can tumble down slopes. This can happen naturally, or be caused by people above you, such as climbers. Rocks of all sizes, including huge boulders, can shift, move or fall with no warning. Use of helmets is advised for anyone approaching the rock. They won't save you if you get hit by something big or on another part of your body. A whole rock formation might collapse on you and squash you like a bug. Don't think it can't happen! CLIMBING IS A DANGEROUS SPORT! Involvement in rock climbing carries a significant risk of personal injury or death. CLIMB AT YOUR OWN RISK!