Intro to Trad with Sarah Hueniken - Friday, Jul 12, 2024

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The Basics:
Event Type: Training 
Event Location: Wasootch Slabs 
Event Starts:   Friday, Jul 12, 2024 08:00 AM  
Event Ends:   Friday, Jul 12, 2024 04:00 PM  
Registration Cut Off:   Thursday, Jul 11, 2024 12:00 AM  
Difficulty Rating:   D2 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Richard Berry

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members Only  
Attendee Screening:   Attendees are Pre-Screened
Maximum Group Size: 6
Number Registered So Far:   2 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No


Ready to learn how to lead and build anchors with natural gear? Learn how to place gear for leading as well as build anchors for multipitch climbing. Get direct feedback on your gear and test your placements while safely being on top rope. 
This course is good for the trad beginner as well as someone who has been climbing trad already but wants more feedback on their gear.  You must know how to top-rope belay.

Required Items to Bring:

Harness, helmet, belay gloves, belay device with locking carabiner, rock shoes

Prerequisite: this is not a beginner course so some climbing experience is necessary.  As a minimum, Participants should have at least climbed in a gym and must be able to offer a safe top-rope belay. 

Recommended Items to Bring:

If you already own: camming devices, nuts, nut tool, quick draws, alpine draws


The price is $210 for members or $125 for active trip leaders.

There are 3 places available with the trip leader discount. Trip leaders must have led 3 trips or have run a camp in the 12 months prior to booking the course. Please let the organizer know that you are a trip leader when booking the course so that you can be sent the correct invoice.

The course will be taught by Sarah Hueniken, a full ACMG Alpine Guide. Sarah Hueniken has been living and guiding in Canmore for more than 15 years. As a full ACMG Alpine guide, she spends her summers guiding rock and alpine and her winters guiding ice and mixed routes. Having climbed for over 20 years, Sarah has traveled and worked in various places throughout the US, Mexico, South America and Asia to explore the mountains of the world. Highlights have included a first ascent of a 6000m peak bordering Tibet (Sachun 5.10+ M5), new ice lines in Iceland, participating in various climbing competitions and achieving a personal goal of climbing 5.13. Sarah also works with Chicks with Picks, Color the Trails, NOLS, and is an Arcteryx sponsored athlete. 

*Cancellation Policy*: If a participant is unable to attend a paid course or trip, there will be no refund unless the participant finds a suitable replacement that is acceptable to the trip coordinator. Acceptable waiting list candidates will have priority. It will then be the participant's responsibility to recover funds from the replacement. If the coordinator cancels an event, participants get a refund (less any non-recoverable costs). Note that ACC National does not refund hut fees due to weather, delay, closures, or any other reasons. The Rocky Mountain Section of the ACC is a not for profit club and we only charge attendees what it costs us to provide courses or trips.

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