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#64806 - 05/13/12 12:07 PM Re: Free Clinics; Learn what you don't know. [Re: Jannette]
wivanov Offline
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Registered: 05/01/12
Posts: 30
Loc: CT
I thought this was a great idea.

Was wondering how it went last night? Is this going to be weekly? Monthly?

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#64807 - 05/13/12 03:12 PM Re: Free Clinics; Learn what you don't know. [Re: wivanov]
JordanF Offline
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Registered: 06/06/11
Posts: 17
I was a good session, Joe gave us some great guidance and helpful beta on a variety of topics, whatever people wanted to know about or get opinions on. Thanks Joe!

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#64812 - 05/13/12 11:24 PM Re: Free Clinics; Learn what you don't know. [Re: JordanF]
whatthegunks Offline
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Registered: 05/09/09
Posts: 135
Loc: High Falls, NY
The clinic was fun to do. About fifteen people showed up, five guides, five or six long time locals and five or so new(er) climbers.

I went over what people seemed interested in and was relevant to their experience level. I talked about belaying from above, stance and rope management, strengths and weaknesses of auto-locking or plaquette style devices (ATC Guide, Gi Gi, Reverso) and the Gri Gri.

It was great to see a bunch of friends and familiar faces and to talk about some techniques that can make a leader more efficient and safe.

Thanks a million to Coppertone for sprucing up and printing 100 copies of my flier. While I appreciate everybody's suggestions about gyms that would be good spots to post the flier I have to say that the likelihood of me getting to those places anytime soon is slim to none. So, I am leaving a bunch of copies at Rock and Snow and will look to those of you that are interested to take a flier and put it up at your local gym.

I will post a note every Sunday or so in this forum (RC.com and Mt Project too) with a guide and topic for the following Saturday Night Live clinic. There has been a great response to this idea, to essentially bring back the free clinics that have, at various points, been a common thing.

Next Saturday there will be a couple of guides at the Uberfall at 5:15 to talk about fixed anchors and about rappelling (rope management, tethers, back ups, saddlebags, tag lines, EDK; Awesome!)

See you there.

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#64813 - 05/13/12 11:35 PM Re: Free Clinics; Learn what you don't know. [Re: whatthegunks]
wivanov Offline
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Registered: 05/01/12
Posts: 30
Loc: CT
Very cool. Next w/e my wife and I are camping in Harriman. Maybe we'll stop by.

Thanks!

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#64814 - 05/14/12 01:11 AM Re: Free Clinics; Learn what you don't know. [Re: wivanov]
Jakeb Offline
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Registered: 05/14/12
Posts: 1
Thank you Joe and thanks again to all the guides for taking the time to do this. I got a lot out of the clinic and will be back again next Saturday.

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#64822 - 05/14/12 03:50 PM Re: Free Clinics; Learn what you don't know. [Re: Jakeb]
TerrieM Online   content
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Registered: 05/14/09
Posts: 425
Loc: Gunks in Summer, Southwest in ...
Yes - it was nice! But we all forgot to bring the Thank You beers....

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#64830 - 05/14/12 11:26 PM Re: Free Clinics; Learn what you don't know. [Re: whatthegunks]
donald perry Offline
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Registered: 06/27/11
Posts: 1530
Loc: New Jersey
Originally Posted By: whatthegunks
The clinic was fun to do. About fifteen people showed up, five guides, five or six long time locals and five or so new(er) climbers.

I went over what people seemed interested in and was relevant to their experience level. I talked about belaying from above, stance and rope management, strengths and weaknesses of auto-locking or plaquette style devices (ATC Guide, Gi Gi, Reverso) and the Gri Gri.

It was great to see a bunch of friends and familiar faces and to talk about some techniques that can make a leader more efficient and safe.

Thanks a million to Coppertone for sprucing up and printing 100 copies of my flier. While I appreciate everybody's suggestions about gyms that would be good spots to post the flier I have to say that the likelihood of me getting to those places anytime soon is slim to none. So, I am leaving a bunch of copies at Rock and Snow and will look to those of you that are interested to take a flier and put it up at your local gym.

I will post a note every Sunday or so in this forum (RC.com and Mt Project too) with a guide and topic for the following Saturday Night Live clinic. There has been a great response to this idea, to essentially bring back the free clinics that have, at various points, been a common thing.

Next Saturday there will be a couple of guides at the Uberfall at 5:15 to talk about fixed anchors and about rappelling (rope management, tethers, back ups, saddlebags, tag lines, EDK; Awesome!)

See you there.



You guys are awesome! I think you have really found a right thing to do. You really need to be proud of yourselves and keep up this good work. It's because of you guys and what you are doing that now there will be less accidents and lives will be saved. And I am sure that other people would thank you too today if they only could. Thank you very much, and God bless you.


Edited by donald perry (05/14/12 11:44 PM)
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The Mohonk Mountain House and the Mohonk Preserve have done a great job protecting the environment thus far, but ... it's all down hill from here http://youtu.be/9AU8fMo8v4k.

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#64836 - 05/15/12 03:16 AM Re: Free Clinics; Learn what you don't know. [Re: donald perry]
donald perry Offline
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Registered: 06/27/11
Posts: 1530
Loc: New Jersey

_________________________
The Mohonk Mountain House and the Mohonk Preserve have done a great job protecting the environment thus far, but ... it's all down hill from here http://youtu.be/9AU8fMo8v4k.

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#64841 - 05/15/12 01:34 PM Re: Free Clinics; Learn what you don't know. [Re: donald perry]
socialist1 Online   content
member

Registered: 08/05/04
Posts: 147
Loc: New Brunswick, NJ

Hey Joe, how about posting a link to your flier copy? If you did this I would make sure its posted/distributed at Go Vertical in Philly, which is full of Gunks goers with dubious trad skills.

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#64852 - 05/15/12 10:53 PM Re: Free Clinics; Learn what you don't know. [Re: socialist1]
whatthegunks Offline
member

Registered: 05/09/09
Posts: 135
Loc: High Falls, NY
Here's a link to Ryan Stefiuk's blog which has lots of great things and a post about the clinics and what not. Second is a link to the flier.

http://bigfootmountainguides.com/

http://bigfootmountainguides.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Free-clinic-1.pdf

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