June 28-July 2: Rock Climbing in Squamish, B.C.

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Sun, 06/28/2009 - Thu, 07/02/2009

Join the Outdoor Program on an adventure to one of the premier rock climbing destinations in North America!

Squamish, British Columbia, has long held the interest of the world's best rock climbers. In the middle of the summer, we'll travel to this granite climbing paradise for five days of climbing on the rocks and camping in the pleasant forests below.

We'll meet early on Monday morning and drive in rental vehicles into Canada, stopping many times to relax and play ultimate frisbee.

We'll spend Monday night through Friday day climbing and exploring. We will focus on climbs mostly in the 5.7-5.11 range, climbing primarily on traditional gear-protected routes, but there are many bolted routes (5.10 and up). We will set up top ropes on many climbs, and do a few multi-pitch routes as well, depending on skill levels. Students who have passed the leading on rock course and wish to practice leading will find this a good location. The rock is superb quality. Some of the climbs are multi-pitch, and require a rappel descent. As a result students must have completed a day long rock school. Each day we will climb from the morning until dark (or after) and walk back to the vehicles for the short drive back to the campsite. We'll return to Portland on Friday evening.

Both adults and trained students will belay those who are climbing. Although no previous climbing experience is necessary, participants will need to be responsible for their behavior, alert at all times and follow all the rules established by the group and the leader.

Cost of this trip is $250.

This trip is open to students 14-18 years of age.

Please contact Chris if you have questions or would like to sign up at PottsC@catlin.edu