[CMCEmail] CMC Outing This Weekend!
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Tue Apr 18 10:46:14 EDT 2017
CMC Members -
Rock climbing in the Alabama Hills this weekend with Tim Hoover!
April 20th - 23rd Thursday - Sunday
Climbing Skills/Lead Climbing Practice, Alabama Hills
Many of us learn basic climbing skills and then forget them because they are
not used. Sadly, an emergency situation is a poor time for trying to recall
these basic skills. We will review and practice some of the most basic
skills that a climber requires to be safe on the rock; skills like tying off
a rappel device, ascending a rope, passing a knot, and others.
We will also review and practice important aspects of leading. I am aiming
this practice to anyone from a raw novice to a seasoned veteran who just
wants a little refresher in the basics. We will spend the first part of
each day discussing techniques and issues and the bulk of the day practicing
skills and taking turns leading moderate climbs. Our focus will be on
safety, developing good habits, and how to progress to harder leads.
The Alabama Hills provide a good environment for this sort of practice as
the routes are very well protected and offer a variety of climbing options
from sport to trad. I will be staying from Thursday through Sunday, but
participants are welcome any time during that period. If you would just
like to climb and not participate in the skills refresher, that's fine too.
We can all still get together and tell climbing lies around the campfire at
This trip is open to anyone regardless of skill or experience. Standard
personal gear, including harness and helmet are required.
If interested contact Tim Hoover: frisbeedog02 at yahoo.com
LEADER/ORGANIZER: Tim Hoover
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