Earth First ! Climbers Guild Camp around the corner

     EF! Climbers Guild will be hosting a climbing camp from Friday June 17 – June 23, 2011. We will be setting up camp in the forests surrounding Eugene. The week will be climb training from basic rope set up to more advanced structure rigging. What you need to attend: Firstly, you must RSVP so we know how many to expect and to get directions to the camp. We will be camping out in the forest so you need to bring all the gear and food to keep yourself happy. Be prepared for the weather so rain gear and decent shoes should be considered a necessity. There will not be a communal kitchen so you have to be self sufficient.

You do not need to know how to climb before hand but you will get more out of the week if you have a basic understanding of rope work. You will also benefit greatly if you have your own climbing gear. This can’t be stressed enough. Having your own gear will increase your comfort level greatly and will ensure that you always have what you need as well as showing your commitment and desire to become a climber. However, if you can’t get gear together there will be gear available for you to use. The basics are: a harness (a rock harness works but a nice New Tribe arborist harness rules), 3 to 5 6mm slings (go to a climbing store and ask for 6mm rope for tying prusiks with. 25 feet or more will do you great), 3 to 5 locking climbing carabiners (I prefer the triple auto locking but any locking carabiners will do), 2 1 inch webbing lanyards (getting 15 feet of 1 inch tubular webbing will do),  STURDY SHOES (yes that is in caps for a reason. Your life will suck if all you have are a pair of decrepit converse and barefoot really isn’t an option unless you are a hobbit)... For more info click here.

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