rock climb clinic - intro to trad gear

This is an introduction to traditional climbing gear placements. Emphasis is on how to place the various types of traditional protection, and discussion of the relative merits of each type in different situations. We will spend the day placing and critiquing placements for a hands-on approach. Helmets required, as this is a climbing activity. Bring all your trad gear, but you do not need any to participate. Harness and some locking carabiners will also be useful. Group size limited to 6, but we could run up to two separate groups on the one day. $15 suggested donation to the WMC mountaineering fund to replace the ropes and anchors. As suggested by public health authorities and climbing associations, be prepared for social distancing, symptom questions, and use of hand sanitizer and face coverings (buffs work well while recreating).

Organizer:Paul Gettings
Date:Sun Aug 2 2020
Meeting Place:Registration required