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New Meetup: Basics of Sport Climbing

From: Kristi
Sent on: Wednesday, May 19, 2010 9:09 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Rock and Soul Climbers!

What: Basics of Sport Climbing

When: Saturday, May 22,[masked]:30 AM

Donation: $45.00 per person

North Table Mountain
10th St
Golden, CO 80401

We are teaming up with one of Fierce Planet's organizers, Charlie Gray, for this Meetup. Charlie is an AMGA certified guide and had been climbing for more years then he probably cares to admit wink

We will meet at Einstein Bagels in Golden at 7:30 AM. The address is 1650 Arapahoe Street, Golden, CO‎ 80401 (303)[masked]‎. This is near downtown Golden, not too far from the climbing area.

SPORT CLIMBING:A style of climbing where form, technical (or gymnastic) ability and strength are more emphasized over exploration, self-reliance and the exhilaration of the inherent dangers involved in the sport. Sport climbing routes tend to be well protected with pre-placed bolt-anchors and lends itself well to competitive climbing.

This is designed for the introductory climber wishing to get comfortable both moving on the rock and clipping bolts. The day will comprise movement analysis, and introduction to a range of climbing technique to include hows and whys of flagging, gaston, and other body positions. In general, this clinic will show you the ways to relax and move with greater ease on the rock.

Additionally, I will cover proper toprope anchors and good rope and clipping technique, as well as route analysis - "how do I know if this route is right for me"?

The clinic is limited to the first 2 climbers to sign up and plan to climb and move a lot! A great way to know how to move and how to know you're safe. We will schedule more clinics if there is a lot of interest.

Required Equipment: Helmets, Harness, Belay device and locking carabiner, Shoes, Warm Clothes for Spring weather (although forecast is very good right now!), fun dispositions:)

Recommended: Prussik sling and Anchor Cordelette

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