After thoughtful consideration, because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Directors and Chair have decided to cancel the 2020 Rock School. We feel this is the most responsible decision to ensure the health and safety of students, instructors, their families, and our communities.
We are discussing what alternative form the school might take if we were to host something later in the year. These conversations are preliminary and there is no guarantee something will happen. As ideas begin to take shape, more information will follow.
The ECP Rock Climbing School is an introductory rope and rock course for beginning climbers taught by ECP volunteers. Topics include use of equipment, development of climbing skills, and rigging for top-rope climbing. Other types of rock climbing will be touched on, but not formally taught. No prior experience or equipment is necessary. Classes alternate between indoor classroom and outdoor sessions. The School is offered from mid-April to mid-May every year.
General introduction to climbing outdoors, knots and friction hitches, belaying, rappelling (with and without a pack, extended mode, etc.), building top rope anchors, prusiking, and environmental site considerations and safety.
ΛTERMS AND CONDITIONS
Questions: Email the Directors
WHEN: April 14, 2020 – May 31, 2020
COST: $200- includes training manual, some basic personal equipment that is yours to keep, rental fees for the club equipment and other fees accepted only using Paypal. You can use the link at the bottom of this page to pay your application fee using Paypal. Also, a $50 deposit is required for use of a club helmet and harness for the duration of the class and will be refunded upon equipment return.
DEADLINE: Sunday, March 22, 2020 11:59 P.M.
The Rock Climbing School relies on graduates returning in the following years to volunteer their time and help run the program. We are seeking enthusiastic applicants that have an interest in becoming an active member of the ECP.
If after reviewing and agreeing with the above requirements, terms, and conditions, and you are ready to apply, click on the link below to begin:
* Note * Your application is not complete and it will not be considered for selection until you have paid your school fees using paypal. Please uncheck (deselect) "Paying for goods or a service?" option on the paypal website.
Adopting the motto "Research, Education, and Adventure" in 1947, for three generations the ECP has provided the opportunity to learn new skills and meet new friends who share a willingness to accept the physical and mental challenges of outdoor exploration and adventure.
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