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(VRCG) Squamish Bi-weekly Outdoor (Beginners-Friendly)­

VRCG Membership ($30 + Waiver; (DONE ONLINE ONLY) is required prior to participation. If you don't have it, you CAN'T climb with us at the event. No exception due to our liability policy. Thank you for your cooperation.

 

Read ALL THIS before RSVP:

What's this?

Why are we doing this?

Who's this for?

Cost?

How to register & Cost?

What to bring?

Carpooling?

Location?

Event Updates or Cancellation?

Climbing in the rain and other conditions?

Anything I can read about Outdoor Climbing to prep for this event?

Question/Contact?

 

What's this?

This is our super popular annual event organized by all volunteers out of good will with the goal to increase awesomeness in this world, one of the steps in our world domination plan. Our goal is to help indoor climbers (with limited outdoor climbing experience and gear) to enjoy a full day of outdoor top-roping so they can leap the abyss from indoor to outdoor climbing. We will provide the group climbing gear (e.g. ropes, carabiners, cams, etc.) and set up the top ropes. Participants will bring their own personal gear (e.g. harness, helmet, shoes, etc) and climb all day. Leader - New climbers ratio 2:4

Participation is voluntary. Climbing can be dangerous. You might die, get killed or kill others and the world might end. If you want professional climbing instructions, hire an ACMG climbing guide (www.acmg.ca)

Expect a full day of climbing and some hiking and coming back to Vancouver late e.g. 9pm. Pace of outdoor climbing generally is slower than indoor climbing. Questions: call Joe[masked]

 

Why are we doing this?

Because the rock is there and we need to climb it.

 

Who's this for?

An awesome individual who:

- has climbed indoor at least 10 times

- knows how to TOP ROPE BELAY

- has climbed with VRCG at least once and know at least one of the event organizers so he/she can vouch that you will benefit greatly from this session!

- has NOT climbed outdoor before OR v. limited outdoor climbing experience

- doesn't have any psychological issues such as last min. bailing, double-booking, freeloading, anger from childhood, etc.

Exception to these criteria CAN exist. Please freely ASK before RSVP!

 

Cost?

$5 per person for club gear if you need club gear. Let Joe know in advance.

 

How to register?

If you fit the participant criteria, RSVP at MEETUP here.

If you DON'T, Please contact us first.

People who DON'T READ, DON'T ASK AND SIGN UP... PLEASE DON'T DO THIS!

What to bring?

- harness, belay device, shoes, chalk bag, rope (if you have one), MUST HAVE HELMET (if you don't have a climbing helmet, bring a cycling helmet or other equivalents, or rent at mec.ca), gloves for belaying (e.g. cycling gloves or equivalents with good friction) If you don't have these gear, call Joe 7789997104.

- food (lunch and snacks), warm clothing (it can be cold and windy even in the summer) and LOTS of water

- bugspray

- sunscreen, sunglasses, hat

- happiness and awesomeness


Carpooling?

Use this https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Amlv25yiVrcDdF8zVXltTmV4d2Jxa2FISVdRTi00OVE&usp=drive_web#gid=2


Location?

It will be in Squamish. Exact location TBD a few days before the event in the comments section on this page.


Event Updates or Cancellation?

 

All updates/cancellations will be posted in the comments section on this page.

 

Climbing in the rain and other conditions?

This event proceeds in all conditions including raining. Wear waterproof clothing in that case.

 

Anything I can read about Outdoor Climbing to prep for this event?

Crack climbing technique read: http://www.wildcountry.co.uk/videos-and-downloads/videos/how-to-climb-videos/crack-school-videos/
How to tape your hands for crack climbing: http://www.highinfatuation.com/blog/how-to-tape-for-crack-climbing-101/


Question/Contact?

Joe[masked]

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  • Boris

    It was a bit of a long shot flashback question.... we are missing a fresh new green rope from the club gear which might/might not have been come with us on the trip.

    Wanted, dead or alive, or any info lead its capture shall be rewarded. :-) Thanks!

    August 12, 2014

    • Dan G.

      Haha nice one Boris. There is a green rope in a green bag with some carabiners in my car. Joe knows about it and I am supposed to give it to him the next time we meet.

      1 · August 12, 2014

    • Boris

      Awesome!!! So stoked that you have it - thanks so much!! owe you for this one :)

      August 12, 2014

  • Paul

    Boris, joe told me you have my trad gear and used it for this trip. I need if back ASAP along with a list of pieces the took falls.

    August 3, 2014

    • Paul

      I'm not going to Squamish today.

      August 3, 2014

    • Paul

      Joe, contact Boris and get my trad gear back ASAP.

      August 3, 2014

  • Keith

    Where are you guys going for dinner? And when?

    August 2, 2014

  • Boris

    Thanks Joe. My number: 7783205321. Remember to bring swimming gear if you are up for a swim in the lake after a hot day of climbing!

    1 · July 29, 2014

    • Danielle S.

      I actually have 2 ropes. Do you think we'd use them both if I brought them? I have locking biners as well.

      1 · August 1, 2014

    • Boris

      awesome - 2 is luxury but 1 should be enough (we now have 4-5 ropes excluding yours). Just bring one if it is a hassle to get another one :-) Thanks!

      August 1, 2014

  • Boris

    Thanks to Maris, Matt and Danika driving, we should all have rides. Please sign up on
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Amlv25yiVrcDdF8zVXltTmV4d2Jxa2FISVdRTi00OVE&usp=drive_web#gid=2

    We can meet at Murrin Parking lot at 10am.

    Some of us thinking about camping on Sat night. Welcome to join, bring camping gear (stove if you have one). If you dont have gear, message me.

    p.s. Swimming gear!

    1 · August 1, 2014

    • Matt H.

      Probably chek if it isn't too busy

      August 1, 2014

    • Rob

      I would be up for camping if we can find a spot.

      1 · August 1, 2014

  • Matt H.

    I can drive! I live near victoria dr and 49th ave. I can pick people up around my area, joyce skytrain, or along the way. My number is[masked]

    August 1, 2014

  • Karen

    So there is 1 driver who can take 3-4 people, and 6 people who need rides right now... Should we look into renting a car, or does someone else have one available?

    1 · July 31, 2014

    • Matt H.

      I should be able to drive as well. I will double check that i can get the car tomorrow.

      1 · August 1, 2014

    • Karen

      Kk, sounds good!

      August 1, 2014

  • Mara L

    Is anyone driving? No one is on the carpool list yet...

    July 30, 2014

    • Maris L.

      The caveat is that I need to drive back early, around 4 or 5, which might be the official end of the climbing activities.

      July 31, 2014

    • Karen

      I'd prefer to get back earlier, so that works well for me

      July 31, 2014

  • Karen

    Do you need to bring your membership card? I still just have my email membership confirmation.

    July 30, 2014

    • Karen

      Thanks, Joe!

      July 31, 2014

    • Joe

      Yeah

      July 31, 2014

  • Joe

    Hello everyone, Boris and Hanna will lead this event instead of me, they will post up trip details shortly. Joe[masked]

    July 29, 2014

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