Echols Dorm: Brick Wall By Side Door
The main focus of this trip is on learning how to place protection (cams, hexes, nuts, etc…). We will be doing that while on the ground (not while climbing) — we will not be trad climbing. Protection can be used for setting topropes, but really, the point of pro is for trad climbing, which we will do on future trips. If you do not know what trad climbing is, then most likely you are not yet ready to start learning about how to place pro. If you want to learn how to do trad climbing then this trip is *highly* recommended! We will also be toproping there, which anyone can come and do. While anyone who at least knows how to belay can come to this trip and climb, the focus of the trip is on the protection workshop, as such, we will be implementing the following priorities for who can come. From highest to lowest order they are:
— 1 — If you have already led (as in sport or trad climbing) this trip is for you!
— 2 — You can climb 5.10 or above (you are ripe for leading).
— 3 — You can climb 5.9 or above.
— 4 — Everyone else (includes beginners).
Because we are implementing a priority system, if you fall into priorities 1, 2, or 3 and the trip says it’s full go ahead and sign up anyway. We will bump you up in front of people with a lower priority.
If you don’t understand what I’ve said or are not sure if this trip is suitable for you send me an email.
Outdoors at UVa provides:
All rock climbing equipment.
You must bring:
Plenty of water, a lunch, as well as some light rain gear just in case.