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Jane’s Beginner Scrambllng Skills Demonstration and Practice

October 10, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 am UTC-7

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Please, read the entire description. Everyone starts on the waitlist, it’s necessary to read the entire description including the waiver at the end of the description.

Jane’s Beginner Skills Demo and Practice is for people new to rock scrambling – this is un-roped climbing up the mountains over the rocks.

Please arrive a few minutes before start time, especially if you need to borrow a pack from me – and it’s good to let me know prior to the event.

Group size: maximum of 8. Distance about 1.25 miles. Elevation gain, around 100 vertical feet – not all at once. That’s 10 stories. Time 3 hours, it’s a busy event. Participants must stay with the group to participate or are free to walk back.

Please have an open mind to learning something different and possibly new. Cheerfulness is appreciated. There are walk-arounds for most of the skill-practice areas, if a participant chooses to skip a skill or two.

People who are terrified of heights are unlikely to enjoy this activity. We climb about 100 vertical feet in little bits of specific skill development.

Participants need moderate fitness, some upper body strength and moderate cardio fitness – the ability to walk a half-mile without rest breaks over uneven, unpaved trails and climb up and over the rocks.

The purpose of this event is to acquaint those new to scrambling with some of the critical technical skills needed, explain why and provide an opportunity for newbies to practice the skills.

We will do two chimney climbs, one friction chimney, one with some holds, and up/down on steep rock walls.
There is a shoe-try-out rock to see if your footwear is grippy and flexible enough for safety and explanation of what Approach Shoes are and why they matter.

Safety information is a large part of this event. What to wear, what to carry, why, and how to prepare for scrambling events.

BRING WATER, wear grippy closed-toe shoes and a backpack if possible. I have loaner backpacks.

There is no charge for this event, but donations are appreciated to support Meetup and provide loaner gear.
We also support Red Rock Search and Rescue, they are all volunteers without funding.

The WAIVER: See below (You agree that you are responsible for your own safety and read the entire description carefully, with attention. )

• Meetup organizers are not tour guides and are not park rangers. Expect the same risks and take the same precautions you would take if you were hiking alone. You are solely responsible for your own safety and well-being.

• By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you acknowledge, understand, accept, and agree that hiking and other outdoor activities can be dangerous and can cause serious bodily injury and possibly death. The organizers of this group and current and former members cannot be held responsible or liable in any way for the actions of any participant – including you – at any event.

• All attendees participate at an event at their own risk and are solely responsible for any damage to their property, and/or any injury to themselves or their guests.

• By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you affirm that you understand this disclaimer, and that you knowingly and voluntarily agree not to bring any type of claim arising out of or related to this Meetup event against the organizers of this Meetup group.


October 10, 2021
8:00 am - 11:30 am UTC-7




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