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Learn to Lead
veans
28/02/2011
1:00:03 PM
Hi, anyone interested in taking a course to learn to lead? I am thinking of hiring a professional guide for 4 days over 2 weekends.

If there are 4 people to share, the cost will be about $100 per person per day.

If only 2 people, it will be about $200 per person per day, but we might only need 3 days as each person will be getting more attention. I guess it depends on the prior experience as well.

by the way, if you are happy to take 4 days off work, VCC does run learn to lead courses for 6 days for over $600 per person.

If anyone is interested, pls let me know.

cheers,
Chen
simey
28/02/2011
4:13:24 PM
Sounds like the right way to go about learning to lead. If you have some prior climbing experience and hire a good instructor, then there is no reason you can't be leading multi-pitch routes at Arapiles on your first weekend.

Hope you find a decent partner to share the cost. Good luck.
Veans
28/02/2011
5:23:14 PM
thanks! :)

shortman
28/02/2011
8:51:00 PM
I'd be keen depending on the dates...when were you thinking?
Veans
1/03/2011
1:46:27 PM
Hi, I would just wait for a few days to see how many people are interested, then we can decide on dates that suit all of us. Hopefully March/April though, since the day light saving will end soon and days will get shorter. cheers,

malicine
1/03/2011
2:00:39 PM
I'm interested.
Where are you thinking?

I will need to lock in dates early so work doesn't creep in.
Veans
1/03/2011
6:08:05 PM
2 weekends in the Araplies, I assume? Open for suggestions, but will obviously need to be advised by the professional guides we hire. I understand that there are good low grade routes in the Araplies so it's a good learning ground. Maybe 19-20 March and 2-3 April? I will see how many people we got by this Sunday, then we can all agree on some dates.

malicine
1/03/2011
7:20:58 PM
Sounds great to me.
Araps has plenty of options.

There are also a number of easy / moderate climbs around Macedon. I'm keen wherever though.

Eduardo Slabofvic
2/03/2011
11:32:15 AM
On 1/03/2011 Veans wrote:
> will obviously need to be advised by the professional guides we hire.

BWAHAHAHAHA

ajfclark
2/03/2011
11:33:56 AM
Out of interest, why not the VCC learn to lead course? Is it just because it runs on 6 consecutive days so you need to take time off work?
widewetandslippery
2/03/2011
11:35:37 AM
I'm with Eduardo. You guys must be cashed up because professional guides from the blue mountains are going to charge some serious money for 2 weekends at araps.

ambyeok
2/03/2011
11:49:16 AM
On 1/03/2011 malicine wrote:
>Sounds great to me.
>Araps has plenty of options.
>
>There are also a number of easy / moderate climbs around Macedon. I'm
>keen wherever though.

If you are paying for a guide then go to Araps.

Eduardo Slabofvic
2/03/2011
12:00:46 PM
On 2/03/2011 widewetandslippery wrote:
> because professional guides from the blue mountains

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAH

...... oops, I've wet myself.
Veans
2/03/2011
12:11:36 PM
> why not the VCC learn to lead course?
Yes, I can’t do the VCC course because I don’t want to take days off work – I have very limited annual leaves left, and I prefer to save them for longer trips.

> You guys must be cashed up
If I am cashed up, I would just hire a guide by myself! :) Besides, if we can get a group of 4 people, it will be just about $400 per person for the whole two weekends – not too bad, is it? The VCC course is over $600 for 6 days.

I wish I could learn from a friend/climbing partner, and I am sure most climbers would be happy to show you stuff. But the reality is, if you want an experienced leader to second you on grade 8 or 9 for the whole weekend, it’s a really big favour to ask!

> If you are paying for a guide then go to Araps.
Thanks for the suggestion! The guide I am thinking of hiring is called “Arapiles Climbing Guides”, so I guess Arapiles would most likely be it!
Wendy
2/03/2011
12:16:54 PM
As long as ES isn't climbing above you when he wets himself, Arapiles is a perfect place to learn to lead, $100 per day is an absolute bargain for what you will learn, although if that price means you have 4 people with one guide, you may want to reconsider the value in paying enough for a 1:2 ratio - you'll get a lot more leading on multipitch routes in.
tskinner
2/03/2011
12:45:54 PM
On 2/03/2011 Eduardo Slabofvic. wrote:
>On 2/03/2011 widewetandslippery wrote:
>> because professional guides from the blue mountains
>
>BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAH
>
> ...... oops, I've wet myself.

Poise Eduardo, Poise

ajfclark
2/03/2011
12:46:47 PM
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110228163141.htm

ajfclark
2/03/2011
12:48:43 PM
On 2/03/2011 tskinner wrote:
>Poise Eduardo, Poise

I would've though Depends would be a more suitable product for this issue.
tskinner
2/03/2011
12:51:01 PM
On 2/03/2011 ajfclark wrote:
>On 2/03/2011 tskinner wrote:
>>Poise Eduardo, Poise
>
>I would've though Depends would be a more suitable product for this issue.

Why.....are they more absorbent? Or you just don't thing Eduardo is elegant enough for Poise?

ajfclark
2/03/2011
12:54:45 PM
Poise is a freshness thing apparently while Depends copes with more volume. Maybe Tena?

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