Clinic

WHEN: June 22nd, 2024 WHERE:   Kelso or Rattlesnake Conservation Area; TBD at a later date (Reservations required). DESCRIPTION:  This event is a continuation of the “Intro to Trad Climbing” clinic for those that seek additional practice placing gear, i.e. cams & nuts, for protection. During the clinic, participants will: 1) practice placing gear; 2) aid second trad routes to test gear placements; and 3) clean […]
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WHEN: May 25th, 2024 WHERE: Rattlesnake Point Conservation Area (Reservations required) DESCRIPTION: This clinic will review knot tying, the basic principles of building climbing anchors and how to rappel. Participants will have the opportunity to build anchors and rappel down them. Great for aspiring outdoor climbers! GEAR: Helmet (mandatory), harness, ATC and pear-shaped locking carabiner, slings or PAS, “third hand” and any other personal […]
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WHEN: May 5th, 2024 WHERE: Rattlesnake Point Conservation Area (Reservations recommended) DESCRIPTION:  This event is for those who are either needing to brush up on their trad skills, or for climbers interested in learning about trad climbing.  The clinic will provide an opportunity to second and clean gear, mock lead, and learn or practice anchor building.   There will be opportunity […]
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WHEN: July 8th, 2023. WHERE: Mount Nemo Conservation Area (Reservations required). DESCRIPTION: This clinic is intended for climbers that need a refresher on sport climbing skills and for climbers that have been lead climbing indoors and aspire to transition from plastic holds in the gym onto Ontario limestone in the great outdoors! We will review tips and tricks for sport climbing including rope management, clipping […]
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WHEN: June 11th, 2023, 8AM to 3PM. WHERE: Natural crevasses on the Bruce Trail close to Kelso area. The exact location will be communicated to participants prior to the event. DESCRIPTION: Practice crevasse rescue skills in various scenarios including hauling a person out of the crevasse using pulley systems and self-rescue by ascending rope. Roping for the glacier travel will also be reviewed. […]
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WHEN:May 27th, 2023 – Women and Gender Diverse SeriesMay 28th, 2023 – Open to All WHERE:   Kelso or Rattlesnake Conservation Area; TBD at a later date (Reservations required). DESCRIPTION:  This event is for those who are either needing to brush up on their trad skills, or for climbers interested in learning about trad climbing.  The clinic will provide an opportunity to second and clean […]
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WHEN: May 13th, 2023 WHERE: Rattlesnake Point Conservation Area (Reservations required) DESCRIPTION: This clinic will review knot tying, the basic principles of building climbing anchors and how to rappel. Participants will have the opportunity to build anchors and rappel down them. Great for aspiring outdoor climbers! MAX PARTICIPANTS: 10, at the trip leader’s discretion. GEAR: Helmet (mandatory), harness, ATC and pear-shaped locking carabiner, slings or […]
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WHEN: Friday April 21, 7:00pm – Sunday April 23, 6:00pm WHERE: Everton Scout Camp, 5286 7 Line, Guelph/Eramosa, ON N0B, Canada (~1 hour drive from downtown Toronto)DESCRIPTION: CANADIAN RED CROSS WILDERNESS AND REMOTE FIRST AID CERTIFICATION20+ hours of instruction by David Dick (Alpha Response). Highly recommend participants stay overnight on site to maximize instruction and training time, as well as […]
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WHEN:May 28, 2022 – Women and Gender Diverse SeriesJune 11, 2022 – Open to All WHERE:  Kelso or Rattlesnake Conservation Area; TBD at a later date. DESCRIPTION:  This event is for those who are either needing to brush up on their trad skills, or for climbers interested in learning about trad climbing.  The clinic will provide an opportunity to second […]
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WHEN: May 29, 2022 8AM-3PM LOCATION: Natural crevasses on Bruce trail close to Kelso area. The exact location will be communicated to participants prior to the event. DESCRIPTION: Practice crevasse rescue skills in various scenarios including hauling a person out of a crevasse using pulley systems and self-rescue by ascending rope. Roping for glacier travel will also be reviewed. COST: Free of charge […]
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