Sat 8 - Sun 9 Feb 2020
Posted by Dáire K
on Sat, 4 Jan 2020
Leaders: Dáire K, Anthony C, Rodney P
Meeting: Tue, 4 Feb 2020, 7:00 pm
Rodney and I will be running the club's first Intro to Trad Climbing and Abseiling course of the new decade. We'll be doing it under the supervision of Anthony, who will be assessing us as I assess you. Be warned, this is an instructional course, not just a climbing trip. There's going to be lots of time when we're not actually climbing, but almost all of the content is going to be interactive, with plenty of time to practice what's being taught.
Space on this course is very limited, but more people are welcome to the theory session at the Tuesday meeting to go through knots, gear, and logistics for a general climbing trip.
This is the first course in the MUMC climbing framework, which will cover (over the weekend and a 2-hour theory session on Tuesday night):
- Seconding single and multipitch trad climbs
- Setting up and assessing top-rope anchors
- Abseiling with a prussik back-up
- Knots for climbing and abseiling
- Assessment towards being a "seconder" in MUMC
After the course, you'll need to log 4 days of supervised climbing, then you're free to climb with any Independent Lead Climber in the club. For more info on how the system works, see here, ask our friendly rope sports officer, Hugh, or anyone you find around the place with chalky hands and funny toes.
To come on this weekend, you'll need to have some climbing experience, either top-roping outdoors or regular climbing indoors. You'll also want to have some experience bushwalking, as we'll be outside in the elements and car-camping for the weekend.
Leaving Melbourne Friday night and back on Sunday night, location TBC but it'll most likely be Mt Arapiles.
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