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#67981 - 04/30/13 01:04 PM Re: Free clinics; Saturday Night Live lives. [Re: SethG]
chip Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 10/06/01
Posts: 2676
Loc: Sittin' Pretty in Fat City
Very appropriate. Thanks.

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#68136 - 05/20/13 03:46 AM Re: Free clinics; Saturday Night Live lives. [Re: chip]
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Registered: 05/09/09
Posts: 136
Loc: High Falls, NY
Hello All.

We have a pair of clinics scheduled for the next couple of weeks. This coming Saturday, May 25th, recent Gunks transplant and IFMGA Certified guide Silas Rossi will be doing a clinic for lead climbers with tips on rope and stance management, rappelling, belay systems and in general on how to be a more safe and efficient leader.

Based on interest, I will also be available to give a clinic for less exerienced climbers on basic toprope anchor building.

On June 8th AMGA certified Rock Guide and northeast ice climbing all star, Ryan Stefiuk, will be giving a clinic on knots and hitches. Based on some recent things he's seen out at the cliffs Ryan has noticed that folks are often unaware of just the right knot to use for a given situation and he's psyched to help Gunks climbers become more well versed on how to tie a variety knots and hitches and their proper applications.

Again, we'll be offering another anchor building clinic here too.

Humble thanks in advanced to these two super accomplished climbers and guides for volunteering their time. Please get the word so that we have a good turnout for these clinics and definitely stop by to socialize even if you're not interested in the clinic. It' a blast to see everybody.

The clinics, as always, will be in the Uberfall with folks meeting at 6 pm on the carriage road below Ken's Crack. If you are planning to come to one or both please RSVP to joe@alpineendeavors.com and if you RSVP then definitely come.

Be well, Joe.

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#68206 - 05/29/13 04:21 PM Re: Free clinics; Saturday Night Live lives. [Re: SethG]
whatthegunks Offline
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Registered: 05/09/09
Posts: 136
Loc: High Falls, NY
We did not do a clinic this past Saturday due to the wet and windy but Silas said he'd be willing to do one at some point between teaching an alpine guides course, guiding in the Tetons for Exum and working in the Dolomites... Hopefully we'll be able to come up with a date towards the end of June that works; Silas is a consumate guide and instructor and I feel being able to have him do a clinic here in the Gunks would be awesome.

Speaking of awesome; AMGA certified Rock Guide Ryan Stefiuk will be doing a clinic on June 8th. Ryan is psyched to talk with climbers about knots and hitches and correct application; what to use when.

We'll also look to go over tips on basic anchor building skills for folks interested in that.

See you soon, Joe.

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#68265 - 06/11/13 03:06 PM Re: Free clinics; Saturday Night Live lives. [Re: whatthegunks]
whatthegunks Offline
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Registered: 05/09/09
Posts: 136
Loc: High Falls, NY
There will be a clinic this Saturday evening at 6 in the Uberfall below Ken's Crack. Ryan Stefiuk will be going over various knots and hitches and when to use which. We will also be going over basic top rope anchoring techniques.

Please RSVP to joe@alpineendeavors.com if you plan to come and come if you RSVP. Stop by even if you are not interested in the clinic to say hello, it's great to see folks and to support this effort at safer climbing in the Gunks.

Thanks, Joe.

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#68269 - 06/11/13 05:35 PM Re: Free clinics; Saturday Night Live lives. [Re: whatthegunks]
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Registered: 04/25/03
Posts: 319
In addition to the excellent training you're offering for things we can largely control, please can you remind folks to take it easy and use their very best judgement even on heavily traveled lines, given the recent rockfall-related fatalities in the Valley.

Originally Posted By: whatthegunks
There will be a clinic this Saturday evening at 6 in the Uberfall below Ken's Crack. Ryan Stefiuk will be going over various knots and hitches and when to use which. We will also be going over basic top rope anchoring techniques.

Please RSVP to joe@alpineendeavors.com if you plan to come and come if you RSVP. Stop by even if you are not interested in the clinic to say hello, it's great to see folks and to support this effort at safer climbing in the Gunks.

Thanks, Joe.

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