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Women's Fear of Falling Clinic

IMPROVE BOTH YOUR PERFORMANCE AND ENJOYMENT OF CLIMBING!

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Women's Fear of Falling Clinic

CONQUER YOUR FEAR. TRANSFORM YOUR CLIMBING.

Your Guide:

Bronwyn Hodgins smiling with female climbing partner

Bronwyn Hodgins

Bronwyn is a professional climber and ACMG rock guide based in Squamish, BC. She enjoys all rock disciplines — from sport to trad to alpine — but her biggest passion is for the big cliffs! 

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What is the WRCS?

THE WOMEN’S ROCK CLIMBING SERIES aims to provide adventurous women with the means to develop and progress their climbing skills in a supportive, mentorship-styled learning environment.

This fast paced and fully comprehensive half day clinic includes many critical trips & tricks to conquer your fear of falling.

Book online or contact our office to ask any questions: 1-604-938-9242 or info@mountainskillsacademy.com

Course information...

COURSE INFORMATION

The mental aspect of climbing is not covered during a course, especially when it comes to lead climbing or multi-pitch climbing. A fear of falling (or basophobia) is surprisingly common among climbers and can often limit our climbing or prevent us from reaching certain climbng goals.

Join Bronwyn for a half-day clinic focussed on supportive group discussions, validation of fears and practice falls to increase your comfort with falling. The clinic will progress from top-rope falls to falling with protection at waist-level, followed by a discussion on progression techniques.

AM Session: 9 am to 1 pm

PM Session: 2pm to 6 pm

Meet Bronwyn at a local crag, where she will have everyone sign a waiver before having a safety discussion and performing a gear check. She will then discuss the day's objectives and lesson plan.

End the session with a debrief and discussion on progression techniques.

Individual Equipment:
  • Rock climbing shoes
  • Harness
  • Helmet
  • Belay device (with 1 locking carabiner)
  • Prusik 1.5-1.7m, 7mm
  • Anchor building equipment (2 locking carabiners, 2 non-locking carabiners & 120cm or 240cm sling)
  • Chalk bag

The above gear can be purchased from MEC, Climb On (37873 Cleveland Ave, Squamish) or Escape Route (40222 Glenalder Pl, Squamish).

If you do not have any climbing gear you can rent a Rock Climbing Essentials package for $5.00.

Clothing (Plan ahead, check the weather forecast, and dress accordingly):
  • Climbing pants (light pants that allow maximum mobility)
  • T-shirt
  • Mid layer fleece or wool top
  • Weatherproof shell jacket
  • Down or synthetic insulating “puffy” jacket
  • Warm hat
  • Light gloves
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Approach shoes
  • Daypack 25-35L

The important details:

Season: May

Duration: 4 hour (9am – 1pm & 2pm – 6pm)

Location: Squamish

Max Ratio: 4 Clients to 1 Guide

Prerequisites: Previous Climbing & Leading Experience

Price: $79/per person

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