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Re: [rockclimbing-62] New Meetup: Top Roping Anchor Class at Great Falls

From: user 2.
Sent on: Wednesday, August 20, 2008 4:42 PM

It looks like you have started a business. do you have a permit from the Park Service to run courses or are you usinfg someone who does?

Any one just want to go out side and climb just let me know.


-----Original Message-----
From: Jim <[address removed]>
Sent: Aug 20,[masked]:02 PM
To: [address removed]
Subject: [rockclimbing-62] New Meetup: Top Roping Anchor Class at Great Falls

Announcing a new Meetup for The VA/MD/DC Rock Climber's Meetup Group!

What: Top Roping Anchor Class at Great Falls

When: September 20,[masked]:00 AM

Price: $30.00 per person

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Meetup Description: There will be a Top Roping Anchor class being held at Great Falls. It will start at 11 AM and run until 6pm. We will be meeting at climbers sign in board at the front of the parking lot to the imediate right of the payment booth. This class is designed for climbers who want to learn how to setup their own top roping system outside. There will be a max of 15 people. THE FIRST 15 PEOPLE TO PAY GET INTO THE EVENT!

Topics Covered

1) Equipment needed for a Top-Roping Anchor
2) Proper inspection of equipment
3) Selecting Appropriate Anchor Points
4) Basic knots used in tieing Anchor Points
5) Weight balancing an anchor system
6) Basic Saftey Techniques used in Top Roping
7) Discussion of Top Versus Bottom Belays
8) Belay instruction if desired.
9) Possible Rappel instruction.

The schedule will be to set up two anchors, climb for a bit, take down both anchors, then setup both anchors at a different location. Remember the focus is on setup, not climbing.

Each person is REQUIRED !!!!! to have a proper fitting HARNESS. SHOES and a HELMET are highly recommended. The instructor is not responsible for someone smacking their head when climbing.


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