Granite Arch Climbing Women's Event

Oct
20
2017

WOMEN’S EVENT – CLIMB AT GRANITE ARCH: Join us for an evening of gym climbing and get to know other ladies in the club. Maximum: 10. For SMC paid or free members only. Not a member? Join here.

PLEASE JOIN THE INTEREST LIST HERE - SIGN IN, THEN CLICK THE ORANGE BOX "PLEASE ADD ME TO THE INTEREST LIST". SEE BELOW FOR MORE DETAILS.


DETAILS

HOW TO JOIN THIS EVENT: Please read all the content of this posting, then if you are interested in attending, see section below titled "How to Join the Interest List"

COST: $13 gym day pass ($6 after 6:00pm)

DATES: Friday, October, 20th @ 6:00pm-8:30pm

LOCATION: Granite Arch Climbing Center, Rancho Cordova CA

EVENT LEADERS: [Nicole Roemer, nicolemichelle22@att.net, 530-363-8075]

MINIMUM AND MAXIMUM GROUP SIZE:  Min: 2, Max: 10

CLIMBING SKILLS REQUIREMENTS: Beginner climbing skills – ability to tie in, belay, etc. All climbing levels are welcome.

PERSONAL GEAR:  Members are encouraged to use your own equipment. Rental gear is available through Granite Arch Climbing Center. 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, located at 1805 Tribute Rd. Suite H, Sacramento, CA 95815. Brands include ArcTeryx, Black Diamond, Petzl, Mountain Hardwear, La Sportiva, Outdoor Research, MSR, Grivel,  Beal, Osprey and more.

FITNESS AND DIFFICULTY LEVEL: Overall, this outing best fits in the “EASY” category.

GETTING THERE: 11335-G Folsom Blvd, Rancho Cordova, California 95742, Phone: (916) 852-7625


ITINERARY 

We will meet at the gym at 6:00pm for introductions and climb until about 8:30pm.


HOW TO JOIN THE INTEREST LIST:

Club climbing events are open to all and free of charge. After a conservative self-assessment, if you believe you will contribute to the safety and success of this event and would like to be considered, please indicate your interest here on the official event posting at www.smc.club/events.

If you do not have an SMC membership, you can get one for $18.99/month. You can also get a free membership that allows you to join outings and free training events only. Visit the official SMC website to become a member. This will then allow you to indicate your interest on the official outing postings.

1. Visit the official SMC website to become a paid or free member, or if you already are a member, go to step 3.

2. Complete all the portions of the member profile.

3. Return to this posting to place your name on the interest list.

HOW SELECTIONS WORK: A few weeks prior to the event, the leaders will select team members based on relevant experience, skill level, fitness, and teamwork, while keeping an eye toward achieving a balanced mix of individuals. Those that are selected will be notified via email. Out of courtesy, if you are unable to attend, please change your RSVP on Meetup and the SMC website and notify the event leader as soon as possible. You can check the status of your attendance on the event posting on both websites.

If you experience difficulties during the registration process, please send an email to our webmaster at tech@smc.club


CLIMBING GEAR

  • Climbing harness
  • Belay device
  • Locking carabineer
  • Climbing shoes
  • *If you are without some of this gear, rental equipment is available at Granite Arch Climbing Center.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THIS OUTING:

  • This event is free of charge and available to the public. In order to attend, you must have a free or paid membership with the Sierra Mountaineering Club so that you can place your name on the interest list.
  • Event leaders are board-approved volunteers.
  • The club receives no direct financial gain for organizing and supporting this club outing. Donations are not solicited on club outings, nor is any exchange of money a requirement for participation. The outing is free to all qualified persons.
  • Non-commercial wilderness, camping and /or backcountry permits have been acquired within the posted group size limits for this area, and will be carried with our party in the backcountry. Should you wish to inquire about such permits, please contact SMC Executive Director at info@smc.club
  • Any fees associated with this outing are those that individuals would have incurred had they planned this event themselves, or are legitimate group costs such as lodging and pre-arranged transportation.
  • All SMC outings practice Leave No Trace principles to be good stewards of our public lands and especially wilderness areas.
  • Participant safety is our top priority. The itinerary described is the plan; however, circumstances beyond the leader's control may necessitate changes.
  • The outing begins and ends at the trailhead. SMC does not insure ridesharing arrangements and assumes no oversight for them. Carpooling, ride sharing, or anything similar is strictly a private arrangement among the drivers and riders.
  • SMC carries communication devices and a medical kit, and requires leaders to have current first aid and CPR training as well as climbing, leadership and SMC policy training.

LEAVE NO TRACE

Sierra Mountaineering Club endorses the principles of LEAVE NO TRACE and expects all participants to abide by the following procedures on public lands.

We Plan Ahead and Prepare By:

  • Checking with local public land agencies
  • Conducting research to know the area and what to expect
  • Encouraging ride sharing to the trailhead
  • Planning travel distances and activities
  • Being prepared for emergencies and changing conditions
  • Selecting the proper equipment for our activities and know how to use them
  • Conducting trainings to increase the safety of our teams

We Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces By:

  • Concentrating trail use in popular areas
  • Hiking on existing trails to minimize impacts to soils and wildlife
  • Selecting an appropriate campsite 200 feet from water and trails
  • When selecting a backcountry campsite, choosing one with a durable surface
  • When going off-trail, spreading our use to avoid trampling vegetation

We Pack It In and Pack It Out By:

  • Reducing litter at the source by minimizing packaging
  • Carrying out all trash, no matter how small

We Properly Dispose of What We Can't Pack Out By:

  • Disposing of urine properly on rocks or durable surfaces
  • Burying human feces in a cathole 6 inches deep at least 200 feet from water, trails and campsites.
  • Carrying out solid waste in areas where required
  • Carrying out all used toilet paper and personal sanitary products
  • Keeping cooking and waste away from water sources
  • Understanding and following all regulations for bear country

We Minimize Use and Impact of Fires By:

  • Using portable camp stoves for cooking
  • If fires are permissible and necessary for warmth or safety, using a mound fire

We Leave What We Find By:

  • Respecting wildlife
  • Minimizing campsite alterations - we believe good campsites are found, not made
  • Avoiding damaging live trees and plants
  • Leaving natural and cultural artifacts

We Are Considerate of Others By:

  • Choose secluded camps and less popular areas to climb
  • Taking rests in areas not visible from the trail
  • Traveling in the smallest groups possible

Recommended Guide Services in California

Unlike SMC, the following are certified guide services. Our partners in climbing offer amazing adventures in the Sierra and beyond:

Sierra Mountain Guides - http://www.sierramtnguides.com

Alpine Skills International - http://www.alpineskills.com

Sierra Mountaineering International - http://sierramountaineering.com/

Mountain Adventure Seminars - http://mtadventure.com


For more information or questions about this outing, please contact the listed event leaders.