From gym to crag

  • Date
    Sunday, 12 April, 2020
  • Time
    From 11:00 am to 12:00 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. 

Ready to take the next step and venture out to the crag? There's a lot to dig into - from choosing the right crash pad and climbing hardware to the do's and dont's of climbing etiquette. We've got the knowledge and the gear to help you get there and further your adventure career. 

Skill level: beginner

Format: knowledge-based, small group class

You’ll learn

  • Information on your local climbing area and resources available
  • Who to go with (suggestions for courses/guiding organization)
  • Basic gear needed to make the transition
    • crash pads
    • harnesses & ropes
    • anchoring systems & quick draws
  • Proper etiquette at the crag
  • How to incorporate Leave No Trace principles into your session

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!