RCK 2.2 PRO - Traditional Lead Rock Climbing Preview, 7/29
RCK 2What is this?
RCK 2.2 PRO is a special training taught by a PCIA certified rock climbing instructor at a max 6:1 participant-to-instructor ratio, so you get the best training in the smallest group setting. Spots are reservable on a first come, first serve basis, for SMC paid members only. Completion places the RCK 2 badge on your SMC profile and better qualifies you to attend all club climbs and expeditions that require RCK 2 skills. Online RCK 2 attendance is included and recommended, and can be arranged as necessary.
This limited training opportunity is for SMC paid members who desire to lock in a training date with a nationally certified SMC rock climbing instructor in a small group setting. This is a full day of simulated lead climbing up to 5.9. From the safety of an established top rope you'll get instruction and practice in racking gear, flaking rope, lead belaying, catching a lead fall, placing and assessing gear on lead, clipping the rope, resting on lead, bailing from a route, falling on lead, routefinding and strategy. By the end of the day your confidence and effectiveness in trad leading will be vastly improved! Loaner gear is provided, 8 hours of instruction, maximum 6, $155.
HOW TO ATTEND: Make sure to "sign in" so you will be identified as having a membership. Then pay the fee to register. Your status will be displayed on this webpage and you will receive a confirmation email with more instructions a few days before the event.
Rock Climbing Level Two, Day Two Training: Professional Instructor, Traditional Lead Rock Climbing Preview (RCK 2.2 PRO)
- Date: Saturday, July 29th, 2017
- Location: Historic Donner Summit area near Truckee, 7000' elevaion
- Duration: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, 8 hours of instruction
- Registration: $155, for paid SMC members only
- Recommended for: All current SMC members who have attended an online RCK 1 training. Not a member? Join SMC here.
- Instructor: PCIA rock climbing certified SMC Event Leader Darren Shutt
- Personal gear: To develop proficiency with your own gear, you are encouraged to use your own equipment. If you're missing something, loaner gear may be available (except footwear). Please let the instructors know if you need something. All paid members receive significant discounts off ALL gear at Bobcat's Outdoor Adventure Sports, www.bobcatsoutdoor.com, (916) 505-7964
- Emergencies: Tahoe Forest Hospital 10121 Pine Avenue, Truckee, CA 96161, (530) 587-6011
ITINERARY AND CURRICULUM:
9:00 Meet and greet, orientation, personal gear, safety
10:00 Preparing to lead: routefinding, flaking rope, racking gear, lead belaying and catching a lead fall.
11:00 Instruction and practice in placing and assessing gear on lead, clipping the rope, resting on lead and strategy.
12:00 Lead climbing instruction and practice.
1:00 Break and move to new routes.
2:00 Continued instruction and practice in lead climbing.
3:00 Instruction and practice in bailing from a route and falling on lead.
4:00 Final leads and instructor feedback.
5:00 Wrap-up and debrief.
Successful completion better qualifies you to attend club climbing events. This event has limited enrollment and a low student-to-instructor ratio so we can be sure you are learning the key skills and concepts required to safely participate in future club outings, or outings of your own.
REQUIRED CLOTHING, EQUIPMENT AND GEAR
All paid members receive significant discounts off ALL gear at Bobcat's Outdoor Adventure Sports, www.bobcatsoutdoor.com, (916) 505-7964. Brands include Black Diamond, ArcTeryx, La Sportiva, Petzl, Outdoor Research, Mountain Hardwear, MSR, Osprey and many others.
- Wicking, breathable base layer, top and bottom
- Insulating, weather-resistant mid layer
- Wind and waterproof shell layer
- Light gloves
- Warm hat
- Sun hat
- Maximum 55 liter backpack
- High energy food, snacks and drinks
- 1 - 2 liters water
- Sunscreen and lip balm
- Small personal first aid kit
- Toiletries, personal items, medications, etc.
- Optional items for consideration: camera, small knife or multi-tool, bandana
- Approach shoes or hiking boots
- Rock climbing shoes*
- Hard shell climbing helmet*
- Rock climbing style harness*
- Four locking carabiners*
- Three non-locking carabiners*
- Auto-locking tube-slot belay device*
- Three runners, single or double length*
- 6 - 7mm, 20' - 30' static cordellete, and/or 8' loop "quad"
- 20' - 30' of nylon webbing
- Any of your own passive or active protection or dynamic single rope
*If you are without some of this important safety gear, it may be available for loan upon prior request, first-come, first serve.
For help in selecting the appropriate item, please refer to the SMC Detailed Clothing, Equipment and Gear List
- In order to attend, you must have a paid membership with the Sierra Mountaineering Club so that you can register. Join SMC here.
- All SMC outings practice established Leave No Trace principles to be good stewards of the land.
- Participant safety is our top priority. The itinerary described reflects the planned events, however circumstances beyond the leader's control, including weather, may necessitate changes.
- SMC carries communication devices, medical kits, and requires all leaders to have current wilderness first aid and CPR training as well as specific SMC training
- Sierra Mountaineering Club is a 501(c)7 not-for-profit social and recreational mountaineering club. Our mission is to be a community where people connect, learn and climb together.
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Questions? Need more information?
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (916) 692-0005 if you have questions regarding this class.