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Boulder Area Rescue/Skills Practice

Postby Brian C » Tue Jun 25, 2013 4:52 pm

Would anybody be interested in heading up somewhere near Boulder to do some self-rescue practice? I try to do this at least once a year and am happy to have some company. I usually try to practice quick/effective anchor building, rappel techniques including "third hand" backups, belay strategies, escaping the belay, leader rescue, hauling, ascending and whatever else I remember at the time. I am NOT an expert, just somebody who likes to practice these skills on a regular basis. If anybody is interested my schedule is pretty free this time of year so I'm flexible, as long as there is time to go out for drinks afterwards.

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We went out and did this in a small group last year about this time and it was a good time.
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Re: Boulder Area Rescue/Skills Practice

Postby bergsteigen » Tue Jun 25, 2013 5:19 pm

I'd be most definitely interested in some mid-week, after work or late afternoon practice!
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Re: Boulder Area Rescue/Skills Practice

Postby USAKeller » Tue Jun 25, 2013 5:27 pm

I'd certainly be interested as well.
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Re: Boulder Area Rescue/Skills Practice

Postby Brian C » Tue Jun 25, 2013 5:28 pm

Very cool. How about the evening of July 12th? It's a Friday.
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Re: Boulder Area Rescue/Skills Practice

Postby bergsteigen » Tue Jun 25, 2013 5:39 pm

Possibly, though that may stall weekend 13er plans, unless I go explore Algonquin to Paiute on Sat... :-"
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Re: Boulder Area Rescue/Skills Practice

Postby GregMiller » Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:02 pm

If you could do it before the 11th, I'd love to get in on this. If not, have fun!
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Re: Boulder Area Rescue/Skills Practice

Postby Brian C » Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:19 pm

Greg - Is there a day that is best for you? I'm in Boulder a lot this time of year and would be happy to do more than one.
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Re: Boulder Area Rescue/Skills Practice

Postby DaveSwink » Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:57 pm

Brian, I would like to join the outing please. I can bring ropes and an extra helmet if needed.

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Re: Boulder Area Rescue/Skills Practice

Postby GregMiller » Tue Jun 25, 2013 10:17 pm

Brian, any time this weekend, next MTW (1st - 3rd) after work, or the MTW after that (8th - 10th) after work.
I've taken REI's Rock Climbing Rescue and Advanced Rock Climbing Rescue, but they're both indoor classes, and would like to do a bit more outdoor application. I have a rope and all the gear I'd need, plus some old gym ropes that could be sacrificed if called for.
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Re: Boulder Area Rescue/Skills Practice

Postby heather14 » Tue Jun 25, 2013 11:30 pm

I was sorry to miss the one last year. I'd like to try to make this one if it happens to be on a T or F after work, might be able to swing a W. Have a rope, rack, etc to contribute.
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Re: Boulder Area Rescue/Skills Practice

Postby B-Dog » Wed Jun 26, 2013 7:09 am

I'd be down like a fat kid on a seesaw! The 12th works for me, or whenever...

Re: Boulder Area Rescue/Skills Practice

Postby metalmountain » Wed Jun 26, 2013 7:20 am

I would be down as well. Thoughts on an afternoon session during the week?
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