Intro to Multi Pitch Climbing

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  • Sep 1, 2024 (day trip)
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    Course Location: Comox Lake Crags

About


Learning to multi pitch climb opens up a huge world to the rock climber allowing us to climb everything from multi pitch routes at the crag to big walls in the alpine. Your ACMG certified instructor will cover all the basics needed to start multi-pitch climbing on your own;

Curriculum:
  • Building anchors appropriate to multi-pitching
  • Pros and cons of the various options for belaying seconds and leaders including fixed point belays, "guide mode" belays, Italian hitches and redirected device belays
  • Belay station management
  • Various rope systems, their pros and cons and rope management
  • Multi pitch rappelling considerations

Location


  • Comox Lake Crags (Cumberland)
 
Exact meeting details will be provided in a pre-trip email sent one week before your course.

Itinerary


A typical day starts at 09:00 and ends around 17:00. 

Curriculum delivery will depend on the students, the instructor and other factors such as weather and conditions, but below is a general idea of what to expect:

Day 1 

09:00 – Meet at the location specified in your pre-trip email. The instructor will facilitate introductions and hand out any rental items that were purchased as add-ons. You will then sign waivers (please note that anyone under 19 needs to have their waiver ("Informed Consent") signed by a parent or guardian and sent in prior to the course).

The crags are usually a short hike from the parking lot. You will set up here for the day, progressing through the curriculum at a pace that works for your group. At the end of the day we’ll debrief and return any rental equipment, aiming to finish before 17:00.

Exact meeting details will be provided in a pre-trip email sent one-week prior to your course.

Questions? Check out our
FAQ page for details, or send us an email. 

Requirements


This is an intermediate-level course, meaning we recommend that you have some previous outdoor climbing experience to get the most out of this course. To take this course, we ask that you: 

  • Have some lead climbing experience (sport or trad).
  • Have basic anchor construction skills.
  • Be prepared to spend a full day (approximately 9am - 5pm) outside in variable conditions.

Gear List 


Your instructor will provide all group gear (or “the rack” -- ropes, slings, carabiners, etc.). Please bring the following, and reach out if you have any questions:
 
Technical Gear

  • Harness 
  • Helmet 
  • Belay device & locking carabiner 
  • Climbing shoes 

If you require any of the items on the technical gear list, please email us to request it (along with any sizing requirements such as shoe size). 

Clothing

  • T-shirt or long-sleeve (ideally loose-fitting)
  • Pants (ideally loose-fitting, tapered at the ankle) 
  • Rain gear (jacket and pants) 
  • Mid-weight insulating jacket 
  • Approach shoes (something that will provide some support on trails to the climb)
  • Toque and/or sun hat 

Other

  • Sunglasses that block 100% UV 
  • Sunscreen 
  • SPF lip balm 
  • Lunch (pre-prepared) and snacks 
  • Water bottle 
  • Notebook and pencil (Rite in the Rain recommended) 
  • 30L backpack 

If you own any additional equipment, you are encouraged to bring it along so that you can learn more about the gear you already own.

Questions? Send us an email or read our blog for advice on choosing appropriate gear. 

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