Mt Diablo climb this weekend

From: Mark
Sent on: Tuesday, October 21, 2008 5:09 PM
Hi all!

I set up the Mt Diablo climb a few hours ago and it's already full. I didn't quite expect this much enthusiasm, but it's great. I'll be happy to open more spots, but I need to know that there's going to be both enough gear and enough experienced people to be able to do so.

So if you've either already RSVP'd yes, or are interested, I need the following information if applicable.

- What is your RSVP status?
- Do you have rope(s) that you can bring?
- Do you have experience setting up top-rope anchors? Almost all of the climbs here are bolted so it's pretty much just running extensions, but having more people able to set natural anchors would be great.

For everyone else that has RSVP'd yes, or those that are thinking about it:
- I forgot to mention that you need your own belay device, in case you aren't aware of this :). You can pick up an ATC for about $25 from REI or most climbing gyms. A grigri is preferable, especially for newer climbers, but they run around $85. If you do not already own an ATC and are going to buy one, I'd strongly suggest getting either the "Black Diamond ATC Guide" or the "Pretzl Reverso" as having one or the other is basically a requirement for doing outdoor multi-pitch climbs and you won't have to buy a 2nd device later if you plan on doing more outdoor climbing (and they're only about $5 more expensive).

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