/ conville course 16-18th june - ropes
Great if you do manage to get out though, given where you are, and all the new friends you'll make, I wouldn't be too concerned that you'll be left ropeless.
How helpful is a 30m rope?
The info they provided stated 50m very clearly. But 30 is so much lighter!
In a similar position on a later course
If you have one, you can get away with a 1/2 rope to reduce weight but that limits any lead climbing you might want to do.
Hi Lizz, I'm bringing a set of dry treated 50m halves with me, I was planning on throwing a 50m single in as well as I reckon I'll probably have space so I can get a bit of sport done before or after the course. I'm still fairly new to leading and haven't actually used the halves yet (they belong to my uni's club). I'll be bringing a rack and quite a few ice screws with me as well to make sure I can get stuff done as long as I can find a climbing partner. Give me a shout if you want to check what I'm bringing.
Thanks Paul, Thinking that after the course we will be trying to probably stay below the glacier lines, though maybe not the snow line. So hopefully avoiding crevasses. Spencers comment reminded me that my rope isnt water resistant as its just an entrance rope so thinking im not going to take it.
Dry treated! That was the words I was looking for! Awh to still be able to steal things form my Uni club... Good times!
I've just acquired everything on the kit list and am feeling very much like a walker not a climber atm with all the information about racks being bandied about! But would love to give some routes a go especially before the course if your happy with a total novice! at outdoor climbing.
Waterproof trousers you bring normal ones or salopettes? I really cant spell!
The guidebooks I've got both cover mountain routes, I've only started leading fairly recently so I won't be doing anything spectacularly difficult anyway.
A friend suggested that I go and do this on the first day:
I'd be happy doing that I think.
The other alternative would be to spend some time doing sport? My guidebooks don't cover the sport crag:
You mentioned about the microadventure thing as well, I'll be bringing a bivvy bag for that, how keen I am depends on how good the weather is though!
I think I'll be happy to be outside not doing work by that point so I'll be keen for pretty much anything.
And I've heard that for the ladies, trousers with a zip fly are better than those without. Apparantly if you want to use one of those she-wee contraptions, it's much easier with a zip fly.
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