rock climb: climbing 102 - sport lead/ safety, $5 fee - please pre-register - June 21, 2014

In response to the climbing group's desire to develop the growth and skills of fellow climbers, as well as the need to have more lead climbers and activity organizers, a 3-4 hour "102" level workshop is being offered. The culmination of this workshop isn't necessarily that you'll lead a route that morning, but you will have the chance to do so if you desire. During this morning-long workshop we will discuss fundamentals of sport climbing including: Second/ Belay: -How to belay the leader -Belay/ rappel on a Munter hitch -Preparing the rope -Leader's prerogative -Seconding/ cleaning the route -Cleaning/ pulling a toprope anchor Leader: -Preparing to lead -What to take -How to clip and why/ functions of a sport draw -EARNEST anchor - recognize, not build -Build a simple toprope anchor with club gear (briefly look at direction of gates, non-lockers, and simple anchor variations as a safety overview. *note* this is not an anchor building workshop) -What NOT to build with club gear (death triangle, single clipped slings, why we use 4 lockers) What to bring: Helmet (mandatory), harness, shoes, belay device, personal anchor (slings, 7mm cordelette, or webbing), sport draws if you have them (not required), snacks, water, sunscreen. Reservoir Ridge boasts an easy approach and 4 well-bolted sport lines that are rated 5.5 - 5.7 as well as bomber anchor stances on wide ledges. The only way it could be a better location is if it had elevators and lounge chairs! $5 workshop fee, cash please. Register in advance so we can plan accordingly. In your email please indicate your level of experience and if you've taken the WMC "Climbing 101", knots, or other workshop(s).

Organizer:Matthew Allen
Date:Sat Jun 21 2014
Meeting Place:Meet at the entrance to Storm Mountain Picnic Area, we will walk in past the reservoir as a group.
Meeting Time:8:45 am
Web Link:Mountain Project