It’s time again for the annual Grand Canyon Over-The-Rim Clean-up! For those new to this event, this is the AMC’s 22nd year of providing a valuable public service at the Grand Canyon. We have scoured the slopes below Mather Point and spruced up the view from the ice cream store at Bright Angel Lodge. We have appeared in numerous home movies we have never seen and entertained scores of innocents who ask, “Did you climb all the way from the bottom?” (And of course we always answer, “Yes!”)
Following the clean-up effort, our chili cook-off will be held at Shoshone Point where we can end an awesome day with a spectacular sunset and great company. Sunday morning, many of us will head out to climb in the Kaibab limestone amphitheaters below the Rim. We look forward to having you with us!
The Clean-up is scheduled for Saturday, September 29th. You must be a current AMC member and it is strongly recommended that you participate in one of this year’s training sessions listed below in order to go over the edge.
This year we will be collecting a $10.00 fee from each participant to cover the cost of park entry, camping and the event t-shirt. Each participant must complete their own individual registration form. (http://goo.gl/dmwpS)
This year we are asking participants to do 3 things:
1. RSVP via Meetup, which will automatically charge the $10 fee. This covers park entry, camping, and T-shirt. (Shirts will be distributed 9/29/2012)
2. Complete the registration form (http://goo.gl/dmwpS) by following this link: http://goo.gl/dmwpS
3. Attend one of the three rappel/prussik training sessions (see corresponding Meetups).
Trash Rappel Training: A special technique is used for areas that require rappelling. Training in this technique is strongly recommended for anyone who wishes to "go over the edge" this year. Those who have not taken the training may still help out with other clean-up duties. We won't be teaching any of these techniques on-site at the Canyon. Please bring all the technical equipment listed below to Grand Canyon and your training session.
Saturday, August 18th (http://www.meetup.com/Arizona-Mountaineering-Club/events/75800332/) -- South Mountain (7am & 9am) Must be 18 or older
Saturday, August 25th (http://www.meetup.com/Arizona-Mountaineering-Club/events/75801252/) -- South Mountain (7am & 9am) Must be 18 or older
Saturday, September 8th (http://www.meetup.com/Arizona-Mountaineering-Club/events/75801792/) -- The Overlook (8am & 10am) Must be 18 or older
*We will assign people to time slots if the number of registered participants on any particular day warrants 2 groups.
Technical and Personal equipment needed for the Clean-up & practice sessions:
• 3 prussiks (4', 6', 10' (untied length) 6mm cord)
• 1 climbing harness
• 1 rappel device
• 6 locking carabiners minumum
• Personal anchor with locking carabiner
• 1 24" sewn or tied sling (length when tied)
• High Top Hiking boots (no sandals or open-toed shoes)
• Long pants, long-sleeved shirt
• Sunscreen, lip balm
• Water & lunch
• Extra slings, webbing and lockers for anchors (in case we run out of club gear)
• Auto block w/biner (2-3’ (untied length)x 4mm cordage)
• Rain Gear (just in case)
Additional information about this event will be provided to registered participants at a later date.
These events are only successful due to the efforts of many VOLUNTEERS. If you have some time that you can devote to helping organize this event, please contact John Gray at your earliest convenience. Jdcinza13@yahoo.com
Climbing is a personal choice and requires personal responsibility. Climbing and associate activities are dangerous and can result in injury and/or death. Climbing exposes you to risks. Risks are not eliminated by training, or skill. By your participation in any AMC activity or event, you accept and assume any and all risks, including those created by negligence, connected to such activity or event.
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