Rock climbing for newbies

  • Date
    Thursday, 09 April, 2020
  • Time
    From 06:30 pm to 07:30 pm PDT
  • Organizer
    MEC Vancouver
  • Price
    Free
  • Address
    MEC Vancouver
    111 2nd Ave East
    Vancouver, BC

As you are aware, the situation around COVID-19 continues to evolve, and further restrictions on events and gatherings have been instituted by provincial governments across the country. The health and safety of our participants, staff and partners is our top priority. At this time, several health agencies are recommending the cancellation of large gatherings and the practice of social distancing.  We are taking precautionary steps to lessen the public health risk associated with COVID-19 in Canada and are cancelling MEC clinics and events until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but hope you understand why we came to this decision.

Registered participants who have paid for registration will have entry fees refunded. 

Want to start rock climbing or bouldering? Join this friendly intro to climbing clinic to understand the basics and get some climbing lingo. While we won’t actually be climbing, you’ll learn lots and feel confident to sign up for a climbing course or hit the local climbing gym.

Skill level: beginner

Format: knowledge-based, small group class

You’ll learn

  • The different types of climbing
  • Understanding climbing grades
  • How to start climbing or bouldering, plus some beginner technique tips to know
  • What to wear rock climbing
  • How to choose climbing shoes and harnesses
  • What to know about ropes and climbing gear
  • Tips on local climbing gyms and crags
  • Helpful advice on climbing resources at MEC

Who’s teaching the clinic?

Our clinics are taught by friendly MEC staffers who are ready to answer any questions and share all the stuff they love about being outside. Everyone’s welcome!



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