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Date Tuesday  1/16/2018
Group Denver
Event Title Basic Climbing Session A
Start Time 6:00 PM
End Time 9:00 PM
Status Complete
Leader CMC Office
Group Price $65.00
NonGroup Price $65.00
Leader Price $50.00
Available Participants 7
Type Members Only (Programs/Education)


American Mountaineering Center

Climbing Wall

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CMC Office



January 16 & 17, 6:00-9:00PM


This is a short introduction to climbing. We cover more than simple belay technique and strongly discourage trying to skip this class. This class is a prerequisite for Intermediate Rock, Technical Snow, and Basic Ice.



We cover

Gear: harness, shoes, helmet, belay device, carabiners, safety leash

Belay technique: brake-under-slide

Belay stance

Climbing/Belay signals

Top rope climbing technique

Foot placement

Butterfly Coil

Tech School web access



This class is a prerequisite for

Intermediate Rock Climbing

Technical Snow

Beginning Ice Climbing



We provide all equipment but you are free to bring your own. We recommend a pair of gloves. You can buy gloves made especially for belaying if you like, but a cheap pair of gloves from a hardware store are fine.



This class covers more than simple belay technique. In later classes we assume all students are familiar with all elements of prerequisite classes. Students who are not familiar with the elements covered in Basic Climbing will not be allowed to continue in classes that have Basic Climbing as a prerequisite.

Attendance at both lectures is mandatory for completion.

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Attendance/Completion Policy

Students must attend all lectures and field days to receive credit for completing the course. Students will not be allowed to continue beyond a missed lecture/field day. Students must also demonstrate mastery of the both the prerequisites and the skills taught in the immediate class. If such mastery cannot be demonstrated, the student will be asked to repeat the course. If a student cannot demonstrate mastery of the prerequisites the student will not be allowed to continue in the class.


Note that classes sometimes show "Sessions"; Basic Climbing Session A, for example. Sessions are simply alternate dates of the same class. In other words, you may choose Session A or Session B, depending on which dates work best for you. You do not have to complete both Session A and Session B.




Cancellation Policy:

Classes must have minimum four students signed up and requisite number of instructors. If either number is too low class may be cancelled.





Refund Policy:

Student/Participant requests for refunds of tuition/fees must be requested in writing (e-mail) to the appropriate school or event director. Requests made prior to 30 days before the beginning of the school/event will be processed less a $10 handling fee. Requests made within 30 days of the school/event will be refunded at 50% of the amount paid. No refunds will be made after the beginning of the school/event. However, a refund less $10 can be obtained if a person is found to take the original student’s place in a school.



Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.