Hey everyone! If anyone is free to climb and potentially find future climbing partners come out to the PG at Belmont! I'm personally a beginner but would love to meet beginner climbers, advanced climbers, and everyone in between.
We are several (rather experienced) rock climbers headed to rock climb this weekend at Tahoe. We want to keep the group not too big but can accommodate one more car of people.
We will be camping close to the condo at 264 quaking aspen lane, stateline Nevada, at the top of Kingbury grade. We can use the shower, toilet, pool, and hot tub at the association - one of us has a condo there.
Planning on climbing at the 90 foot wall and another area near by. Also like to climb at castle rock which is an area off of kingsbury grade and potentially at Lovers Leap the third day. Ideally to leave Friday early morning (but can do Friday night too) and come back Sunday evening.
Let me know if interested and tell me a little about your self and if you can drive. Thanks
Gear & Anchor Class - With Erik of the Outdoor Adventure Club
Small class size: Max of 6 students
includes a FREE cordolette for you to take home, practice with, and build your own anchors with.
Do you want to set up top rope anchors for you and your friends? Do you climb with friends who are setting up anchors? Do you know if their anchors are good, or do you just trust them blindly? This class will prepare you to build anchors and/or be able to make good decisions about climbing on other people's anchors.
This full day class is much more than a basic anchoring class. It's really three classes combined into one full day:
• Knots -you can tie knots, if you have good instruction!
• Placing gear- we'll get you started placing trad gear
• Anchoring- Most of the day is spent building anchors. You will be building anchors ranging from simple 2- bolt anchors to complex situations. You'll use the knots you learn as well as build anchors on gear you place during the class.
At the end of the day, you'll have all the skills you'll need to set up any top rope climb in the bay area.
Topics covered include:
• Setting up simple 2-bolt anchors
• Setting up simple 3-bolt anchors
• Learning how nuts, cams, hexes work, how to place them, and how to critique their placement
• Setting up anchors off of trees, boulders, belay poles, etc.
• Setting up anchors using 4, 5, or more pieces of gear
• Extending anchors when the climb is far away from the bolts/gear
• Tying knots (you can do it!) Fisherman's, Clove hitch, Overhand and 8 on a bight, Water knot, Bunny Ears Knot
Meet your instructor:
Erik is teaching this full day, hands on class. Erik is a professional climbing guide for the Outdoor Adventure Club (https://outdooradventureclub.com), Erik is certified by the AMGA as a Single Pitch Instructor, climbs 11s on gear, with a smile, and loves sharing his passion for climbing with you. Teaching outdoor skills is what he does for a living, and he is passionate about teaching and making sure you're learning the material. You're in good hands!
Climbers of all experience levels will benefit from this class.
The class is all day (9:00-5:00). We'll be squeezing in as much information as possible, and working on applying the skills taught in realistic scenarios. It's entirely likely that we'll extend the class an hour or so to make sure you get plenty of time to learn, practice, and ask questions.
Cost: $99 per person through the Meetup (normally $119)
The class is being offered and taught by the guides of the Outdoor Adventure Club. The Outdoor Adventure Club is a professional guide service with permits, insurance, and 18 years of experience.
1. First, RSVP here, then pay for the class using the registration form here: OUTDOOR ADVENTURE CLUB ANCHOR CLASS REGISTRATION (https://outdooradventureclub.com/events/#!event/2015/8/2/rock-climbers-gear-and-anchor-class-outdoors-at-cragmont-park-8-2)
To get the MEETUP DISCOUNT, enter "meetup" in the discount code box when registering.
You are not confirmed in the class until you make payment arrangements on the Outdoor Adventure Club site.
2. The minimum number of attendees is 3 people for this class to take place
3. The maximum number of attendees is 6 for one instructor and 12 for 2 instructors. Thus when the waiting list becomes long, the class may open for more attendees, depending on availability of instructors.
If you have any questions about the class, please contact the Outdoor Adventure Club at [masked]
What to bring:
1. Feel free to bring your own anchoring gear if you have some, but don't feel obligated. We'll have everything you need to build all the anchors during the class. If you do bring your own gear, please make sure it is well marked.
2. Lunch/snacks & water
4. Appropriate clothing for the weather
5. A desire to learn and be an active participant. Questions? Suggestions?
Let's get this Meetup climbing indoors!
I'll be climbing at Mission Cliffs on Monday night at 6:30. Who wants to join me?
All levels are welcome, but this is not an instructional Meetup. You need to either have a Mission Cliffs belay card, or be able to pass their belay test to climb/belay.
I'll be at the front desk at 6:30 and again at 7:00, wearing an Outdoor Adventure Club T-shirt.
We'll meet, partner people up, and spend the evening climbing.
After climbing, we can head across the street for a beer and/or food.
Hey guys! Let's do some outdoor climbing at Mount Diablo State Park. Let's make it there early to beat the rush. We will be climbing at the Boy Scout Rocks.
Doing the wait-list for diversity's sake - so we can get an equal mix of men and women. Once we hit 5-6 of one gender, remaining will be put on wait-list.
*****Have cash with you for the State Park Entrance Fee (It's $10 I believe)****
All skill levels are welcome. Just bring a good attitude! We will be setting up top ropes mainly. If anyone wants to sport climb, make sure you have experience. There is a wide range of climb difficulties to accommodate all skill levels.
All climbers please come with basic belay experience for TR. I'm fine teaching somewhat to get things moving, but let's all be comfortable with the basics.
What to bring:
-Snacks/Lots of water
-Positive attitudes! Let's have some safe/responsible climbing.
-rope/anchor gear if you have it
I'll be bringing a rope and anchor gear. If we could get at least two more ropes and some additional gear, that would be excellent.
We will be meeting in the Rock City Parking Lot and climbing Boy Scout Rocks. Directions:
Boy Scout Rocks: In Danville, take the El Cerro Rd exit off 680 and follow it to Diablo Rd and then turn left to Mt Diablo Scenic Blvd and follow signs to the entrance kiosk. Park at the Rock City parking area a mile further.
To get to the parking lot at 8:30AM, depending on where you're coming from, you should plan to leave around 6:30-7AM. Let's set up carpools for this trip.
Here are some links to the climb spots. I'll be bringing my guide book. If you have one as well, bring it too.
Please only RSVP if you're sure that you can make it. If you RSVP and back out last minute, it's not fair to other BARC members who could've filled that spot. Please plan accordingly.
Where to meet:
Let's meet at the cubby holes at 7PM!
The day pass fee is $20. If you need to rent gear, it's an additional $4+
Afterwards, we can grab a bite to eat and drink at one of the more livelier parts of the city. Let's enjoy a fun night of rock climbing and dinner!
The Self-Rescue Class should be taken by anyone who climbs outdoors, regardless of climbing skill or experience. The material covered will help you climb more safely, and more efficiently. The information is very practical- it's not just to save your butt in case of trouble!
Participants should be familiar with basic anchoring techniques, and comfortable belaying.
In this all day, very hands on class, you'll learn and practice:
• Belaying from above (the modern, proper way), including using an ATC Guide, GriGri and Munter Hitch
• How to tie off a Munter Hitch with a Munter Mule Overhand (MMO)
• How to tie off an ATC
• Several friction hitches (prussik, autoblock, klemheist)
• Setting up a 3:1 haul system
• Setting up a 2:1 haul system
• Setting up a 2:1 on a 3: haul system
• Using a vector pull to help a partner past a difficult move
• How to ascend a fixed rope
• How to get hands free while belaying and rappelling
• How to escape the belay
• Rappelling with an incapacitated partner
• Counter balance ascent and lower
In this class, Richard Bothwell, CFO (Chief Fun Officer), Program Director and Owner of Outdoor Adventure Club, will prepare you to deal with common situations found in outdoor climbing, like what to do if your partner falls or is injured, or how to help a climber get past a section that is too difficult for them. Learning how to get out of tough situations will also help you avoid getting into those situations in the first place.
Meet your instructor:
Richard Bothwell, CFO (Chief Fun Officer), Guide, Program Director and Owner of Outdoor Adventure Club, will be teaching this all day, hands-on class. Richard is certified by the AMGA as a Single Pitch Instructor and has been teaching climbing classes for over 18 years. He is also a backcountry snowboard guide, and AIARE avalanche educator. He's climbed 4 of the "7 summits", climbed extensively in Peru, as well as as well as hundreds of routes in California. Teaching outdoor skills is what he does for a living, and he is passionate about teaching and making sure you're learning the material. You're in good hands!
You'll learn a progression of skills, each building on the last. You'll learn how to belay and lower from above, how to tie off a belay, escape the belay, how to rappel with an injured climber, how to set up 2:1, 3:1 and 6:1 haul systems, and how to build load transfer systems based on the Munter Mule knot.
The class is all day (8:30-5:30). We'll be squeezing in as much information as possible, and working on applying the skills taught in realistic scenarios. It's entirely likely that we'll extend the class an hour or so to make sure you get plenty of time to learn, practice, and ask questions. In addition to the rescue skills, you'll also learn (or review) several techniques for belaying from above, including using the Munter Hitch, Grigri/Cinch and Reverso/ATC Guide.
Cost: $125 per person for Meetup peeps (normally $150)
The class is being offered and taught by the guides of the Outdoor Adventure Club. The Outdoor Adventure Club is offering this class to Meetup members for only $125 - Meetup members get the same discounted price normally reserved for Outdoor Adventure Club members.
You need to RSVP here, then register and pay for the class on the Outdoor Adventure Club website. You are not confirmed in the class until you make payment arrangements on the OAC site here: OUTDOOR ADVENTURE CLUB SELF RESCUE CLASS (https://outdooradventureclub.com/events/#!event/2015/3/28/rock-climbers-self-rescue-class-outdoors-at-cragmont-park-3-28)
TO GET THE DISCOUNT: Use discount code meetup25
The minimum number of attendees is 3 people for this class to take place
the maximum number of attendees is 6 for one instructor and 12 for 2 instructors. Thus when waiting list becomes long, the class may open for more attendees, depending on availability of instructors.
If you have any questions about the class, please contact Richard through the meetup or via email at [masked]
What to bring:
• Personal Climbing gear;
• Harness - we can provide if needed
• Helmet - we can provide if needed
• Shoes- Approach shoes are ideal for this day.
• Belay device(s) We can provide if needed. By the end of the day you'll want to have both of these tools on your harness
• ATC Guide or Reverso
• Layers of clothing, if it's cold A desire to learn and to be an active participant. This is a very hands on class. This is a professionally guided class. You will be required to fill out a release form from the Outdoor Adventure Club to participate.
Questions? Suggestions? You can get in touch with Richard directly at [masked]