Beginners climbing at wickerslack crag :)

Trip type: 
Climbing
Difficulty: 
Easy
Start date: 
Sunday, 24 March 2019 - 10:00am

If you are a complete beginner looking to get into outdoor climbing, this is the trip for you!!

We will be heading to wickerslack crag, to do some climbing. I will set up topropes for you guys on super duper easy routes! 

Note that you will need to have a belay pass to come on this trip. No other experience is required, however I would appreciate it if you could please briefly outline your experience level when you sign up, just for my own reference. Please let me know if you have a car and can drive when you sign up!! I don't have a car so this trip cannot go ahead unless one of you can drive!

Advanced climbers are welcome to sign up too!  If some more experienced people sign up, I could potentially open the trip up for more beginners. 

You will need: 

-a helmet (The gear store is a little short on helmets at the moment so if you can't hire one, please bring a bike helmet. Please let me know if you don't have a bike helmet!!)

belay device with locking carabiner ( If you are a beginner, please hire a Megajul (the funky looking one with the green handle), or a Pilot (the one with the big black handle)  NOT an ATC.  The reason why is that the megajul is an assisted-locking device whereas the ATC is not.)

-climbing shoes 

-harness ( please check that it fits you before hiring!!)

-sun protection:hat, sunscreen etc

-Water (I recommend minimum 1.5L) and food for the day

-A backpack to carry everything in

*** Note: you can hire climbing gear from our gear store (at ANU sport).  Opening hours: 6-6:30 pm on tuesdays and thursdays. 

Feel free to explore this link to get a sense of the climbing in this area: 

https://www.thecrag.com/climbing/australia/river-crags/wickerslack-crag

 

There will be no pre-trip. Logistics (cars, pick up and times) will be organised by email.

 

Costs: 
$5 for gear hire (if you don't have your own), and fuel (not sure how much that will cost yet)
Intended plan: 
Most likely, we will meet at ANU sport at 10 am, drive to the crag(around 30 minute drive), climb, and return around 5pm-ish (or whenever everyone gets tired). Exact timings will be decided closer to the date.
Departure and intended return times: 
Most likely, we will meet at ANU sport at 10 am, drive to the crag(around 30 minute drive), climb, and return around 5pm-ish (or whenever everyone gets tired). Exact timings will be decided closer to the date.
Local knowledge: 
I have been here once when I first started climbing. I don't know the area very well.
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