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SMC RCK 1 - Rock Climbing Level 1 Course (1 SPOT AVAILABLE)

  • Oct 19, 2013 · 10:00 AM
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!!! 1 SPOT AVAILABLE !!!

SMC's premier rock climbing course, this essential training provides the foundation for climbing. With a full 16 hours of focused instruction split between the classroom and the rock, you'll get a solid understanding of the fundamental skills you'll need to venture higher. RCK 1 provides both a very specific focus on important details such as face, crack and slab climbing technique, safety, belaying, lowering and gear all the way out to an overview of the scope of modern climbing. Course completion qualifies you to attend club climbs that require RCK 1 skills. We have room for 10 students. For current SMC members only. Not a member? Join here. 

GO TO THE OFFICIAL SMC WEBSITE for REGISTRATION

One of many videos from an SMC rock training:

http://youtu.be/PFvZZyOUQto

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RCK 1 DETAILS:

• 16 hours of instruction, with 8 hrs. in the classroom and 8 hrs. outdoors on real rock

• Maximum 5:1 student-to-instructor ratio

• Classroom materials and curriculum are available online - sample overview here.

• Harnesses, helmets, and gear provided, footwear not provided, you are encouraged to use your own gear which will be inspected prior to use.

• Course registration requires a fee to help cover classroom rental and related expenses

• 50% minimum deposit due prior to attendance

• For current SMC members only. Not a member? Join SMC here.

• Housing is available on-site at Clair Tappaan Lodge, at around $55 per night including some meals.

• Registration is first-come, first-serve. We have room for 10 students.

GO TO THE OFFICIAL SMC WEBSITE for REGISTRATION

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ITINERARY and CURRICULUM:

DAY 1, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Welcome to SMC!

Overview and Safety

Rock Climbing Core Concepts

Climbing Gear

Essential Knots

Climbing Basic Skills

DAY 2, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

3rd and 4th Class Climbing Skills

Slab, Face, and Chimney Climbing Skills

Climbing Technique Workshop

Lowering

Belaying and Safety

Practice Climbing on Cracks and Slabs

More Essential Knots 

Preparing for RCK 2

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WHAT'S HAPPENING:

Saturday, the classroom session from 10am to 6pm and will cover the basic skills, knots, equipment and concepts relating to outdoor rock climbing and will include multimedia presentations and hands-on-learning utilizing SMC's proprietary training devices.

Sunday will be held outside in the Sierra from 8am to 4pm and will focus on putting your skills to work climbing on cracks, slab, and chimneys, scrambling, belaying, lowering and practicing your skills under the supervision of SMC instructors and mentors. 

This course has limited enrollment and a low student-to-instructor ratio so we can be sure you are learning the key skills and concepts required to safely participate in future club outings, or outings of your own.

Successful course completion qualifies you to pursue RCK 1 training sign off, get ready for the RCK 2 Training Course, and most importantly qualifies you to attend technical club climbing events rated at the RCK 1 Level, like this one:

http://youtu.be/_hG4t6W1OlE

Email the SMC Mountaineering Director at [masked] or call (916)[masked] if you have questions regarding this course. 

Looking forward to having you out there with us!

GO TO THE OFFICIAL SMC WEBSITE for REGISTRATION

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  • Darren S.

    Hey guys, having some real problems with my camera and my photo program. I lost quite a few photos and all the ones at the lower slab were blurry. Sorry about that.

    October 22, 2013

    • Eric

      If you don't write the card any further, you should be able to use a program to recover any lost data.

      October 22, 2013

  • Guomin

    Excellent class. Wonderful learning experience. Had a great time.

    October 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just bought "Mountaineering; freedom of the hills 8th ed" on amazon for $22 including shipping.

    1 · October 21, 2013

  • Eric

    Excellent instructors and great group. Everyone was friendly and very patient. I learned a ton and had a blast!

    October 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great group and a great time! Every time I meet a new group with this club it confirms what wonderful members and eager learners we have! Very lucky - and thanks to all. Also, big compliment to Clair Tappaan Lodge and staff. Food was great and the living room where out class met on Day 1 was fantastic!

    October 20, 2013

  • maria

    I really enjoyed it and hope I can remember all the knots we learned. It was a very complete class

    October 20, 2013

  • Tapas G.

    Great Class. Thourough technical demonstrations and great climbs.
    Thanks to Darren to Phil for outstanding coaching ability.

    October 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great course and great climbing companions. We Rock on rock!

    October 20, 2013

  • Darren S.

    1 spot available still!

    October 14, 2013

  • Rick S.

    I thinking about coming home on saturday night back to Folsom. Wondering if anybody else would be interested in coming back saturday night and driving back up sunday morning. We can split the gas.

    October 10, 2013

    • Rick S.

      Hi Denise, that would work great call me at[masked]

      October 12, 2013

  • Guomin

    Hey All, looking for carpool from San Francisco and East Bay Area, let me know if you can offer a ride. Thanks! Guomin

    October 11, 2013

    • Guomin

      sounds like a good plan. Thanks Eric! I will email you my contact info later.

      October 11, 2013

    • Eric

      Great. You both have rides. I'll PM you both my email and cell number.

      October 11, 2013

  • Darren S.

    Just sent out an email to everyone - check your inbox. Most importantly don't forget to make your reservations at Clair Tappaan. We'll be staying there and would enjoy your company! Contact info in the posting.
    Looking forward to the 19th!

    October 11, 2013

  • Eric

    Just joined SMC so I could enroll. I'm really excited. This is exactly the kind of course I have been looking for.

    October 3, 2013

    • Darren S.

      Awesome! That is what we have heard from our members and others over and over, and that is exactly the reason we are holding it. Look forward to meeting you and getting out on the rock!

      October 3, 2013

    • Guomin

      Hi Eric, I just enrolled and want to take the rock climbing course. Can I hitch a ride with you? Let me know. Thanks!

      1 · October 11, 2013

  • Darren S.

    We have room for 10 students at this course. Meetup displays in error because we are managing our own lists.

    October 10, 2013

  • Darren S.

    Go to: www.sierramountaineeringgroup.org to register!!!
    Now and forever! :-0

    October 2, 2013

  • Darren S.

    Now open for registration! First-come, first-serve with room for only 10 folks. We have another identical course the following weekend.
    Hope you will attend!

    October 2, 2013

10 went

  • Darren S.
    SMC EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, Organizer,
    Event Host
  • David
    SMC MEMBER until 11/2
  • Rick S.
    LEGACY MEMBER
  • Tapas G.
    SMC MEMBER
  • Guomin
    SMC MEMBER until Oct. 9, 2016
  • Eric
    SMC MEMBER until 10/3/2015
  • maria
    SMC FULL MEMBER
  • A former member
  • A former member
  • A former member

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