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Are you a seeker of adventure? Do you daydream of the great outdoors? Is your soul itching for a wild wilderness immersion cleansing? Are you longing for crisp mountain air, meandering mountain streams, the sounds of silence and ridge-line hikes? Or do you have a longing to experience outdoor rock climbing and rappelling, or exploring the winter landscape with snowshoes and crampons?

Well, you’ve found the right place to quench your thirst, to satisfy that urge, to expand your comfort zone and to reconnect or deepen your connection with nature. We arrange day hikes, backpacking trips, outdoor rock climbing and rappelling adventures, white water rafting trips, snowshoeing trips, frozen waterfall exploration hikes and other exciting adventures. We're a group of outdoor adventure travel enthusiasts who love to explore.

We are so honored to have Valley to Summit, LLC ("VTS") as the sponsor of this Meetup group. VTS, an outdoor guiding company, offers great discounts on most adventures. To learn more about Valley to Summit, be sure to visit them at:

Website: http://valleytosummit.com (http://valleytosummit.com/)

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Statement from Valley to Summit, LLC:

We have attracted a dedicated group of outdoor professionals to assist and guide us in our journeys. All trip leaders are at least certified in wilderness first aid or as wilderness first responders. We also have guides who are certified by the America Mountain Guiding Association as Single Pitch Rock Instructors and guides with decades of experience in their respective skills. Still others have relevant water-based certifications from the American Canoe Association. And many are either Leave No Trace Master Educators or Trainers. VTS carries insurance and, where required, operates under permits.

Mother Nature gifted our region with a plethora of unique outdoor recreation opportunities. We offer the adventurous soul who is seeking an escape from the daily grind many options to get out there. Our goal is to facilitate fun, informative, inspirational and recreational outdoor rock climbing experiences.

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Rock Climbing Anchors 201 - Chickies Rock (2 days)

Chickies Rock


This awesome 2-day Rock Climbing Anchors 201 course is being offered by Valley to Summit, LLC. Please note that this trip is not exclusive to this Meetup Group. A RSVP does not reserve your spot, but is a helpful indicator. To reserve your spot(s), please read below for booking and payment instructions. For current availability, please contact Valley to Summit at[masked] or [masked]. This is the next phase in your development as a safe, competent and well-rounded outdoor climber. This class is taught by professional guides certified by the American Mountain Guides Association as Single Pitch Instructors and focuses on constructing top rope anchors utilizing artificial protection (i.e. stoppers, cams, hexes, etc.). The course is designed for climbers looking to expand their skills into the realm of traditional climbing or for anyone traveling to climber areas devoid of abundant natural features or bolt anchors. Day 1 consists of mostly ground school where climbers build and evaluate other participants’ anchors. The Instructor delivers and reviews a lot of information on day 1 and it can be overwhelming and difficult to retain and apply the information, skills and techniques by yourself. Hence, day 2, the reinforcement day! Day 2 begins with a review that transitions into a Question, Answer & Demonstration session, which in turn progresses into the participants constructing, evaluating and climbing on their own anchors. Day 2 is all about building confidence. Topics Covered: - Review of basic climbing knots/hitches & their application - In depth review of types and appropriate application of artificial protection - Assessing the Micro and Macro structure of the rock - Proper placement of various types of artificial protection - Anchor construction utilizing artificial protection - Recreational vs. Industrial Anchors - Risk Managment - Maintaining climber safety at the cliff edge - LNT principles for climbers Cost: $225 Course Length: 2 days | 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Course Size: 1:6 guide to client ratio course with a maximum of 6 clients Instructor: Instructed by a certified American Mountain Guides Association Single Pitch Instructor Special Note: The Rock Climbing Anchors 101 & 201 courses are not certification courses. Recommended Experience: - Familiarity with the following climbing knots and hitches: Figure 8 follow through, figure 8 on a bight, bowline, double bowline, bowline on a bite, double fisherman, clove hitch, girth hitch, prussic, auto block, klemheist. Refer to AnimatedKnots.com for reference. - Prior outdoor rock climbing and rappelling experience - Solid belaying technique - VTS Rock Climbing Anchors 101 course or similar experience _____________________________________________________ Online Booking Instructions: 1. Visit: http://valleytosummit.com/?p=3754 2. Scroll down to "Top Rope Anchors 201" 3. Click the "Book Now" button and follow booking instructions. 4. Questions? Call[masked] or email [masked]

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