𝘚𝘱𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘪𝘴 𝘰𝘧𝘧𝘪𝘤𝘪𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺 𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦!!
As the warmer weather arrives, we know that you are gearing up for sport climbing season here at the gorge!
With that being said, We want to highlight some important 𝘴𝘢𝘧𝘦𝘵𝘺 𝘵𝘪𝘱𝘴 to help keep you safe and prepared this season! After all, no matter how experienced of a climber you are it is always good to go back to the basics.
We know there are many things out of our own control when it comes to safety, but what about the things we can control?
𝗛𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝗮 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝗻: This may seem simple, but make sure to have a plan in place if someone gets injured, the weather changes or the day out is taking longer than expected. Always make sure someone else knows your trip plans.
𝗞𝗻𝗼𝘄 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗿𝗼𝘂𝘁𝗲: Research ahead of time about the area you are visiting and the routes you want to climb. Be sure to have all the appropriate gear you will need and be sure you are comfortable with how to use it.
𝗛𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗺𝘂𝗻𝗶𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝗻𝗻𝗲𝗱:Outside conditions such as wind or flowing water can make communication much more difficult, be sure to have a nonverbal communication plan that everyone understands.
𝗖𝗵𝗲𝗰𝗸 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗽𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗻𝗲𝗿 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗴𝗲𝗮𝗿: Double-check your and your partner's knots, harness, gear, and all other safety devices.
𝗧𝗶𝗲 𝗸𝗻𝗼𝘁𝘀 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗲𝗻𝗱𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗿𝗼𝗽𝗲𝘀: Tie a knot at the end of your rope when lowering and belaying.
We hope you have a fun and safe spring season!
𝗦𝗵𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗽𝗼𝘀𝘁 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗰𝗹𝗶𝗺𝗯𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗽𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗻𝗲𝗿!