Join us to celebrate Ontario climbing at the 5th annual Beaver Valley Climbing Festival (BVCF) on July 14-16!
This year, we will increase the supply of clinics by unbundling them from the overall festival fee. We hope that, this way, there will be enough clinics for everyone who wants one. Please sign up and pay for clinics directly with the provider. Thank you for your understanding.
Rappelling off Sport Climbs and Self-Rescue on Rappel
by One Axe Pursuits COURSE FULL
We will be running two different programs:
Many sport climbing locations require sport climbers to rappel off the finish anchors. This transition can be scary and dangerous without the proper knowledge or equipment. Join us for this hands-on clinic that will have you practicing several safe ways to rappel off your sport climbs and backing up your rappel.
Many climbing accidents have happened on rappel. With the right knowledge, many of these accidents can be turned into a minor inconvenience. In this hands-on course, you will practice escaping from hair pulled into rappel device, ascending techniques, transferring from rappelling to ascending, load transfers and rappel safety tips.
Maximum 6 people per class.
Cost: $25 plus HST
Location: Metcalfe Rock
To signup: COURSES FULL (Contact ONE AXE Pursuits directly to register – firstname.lastname@example.org or (519)846-8888.)
Fear of Falling
by Overhang Adventures
Afraid of falling while climbing? So were we! Until we spent years getting over our fear of falling. Now we will work with you to help you get over yours.
Join us for this 3-hour condensed version of our 1-day course where we work with you towards giving you the skills to make decisions about the safety of a potential fall, how to best catch and receive falls, and making you in control of your climbing instead of being subjected to your fears.
Spots available. Sign up early.
Prerequisites: Students must be lead certified in a gym and must be comfortable leading 5.9 in a gym. Outdoor experience not necessary, but a bonus. ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST BE A PART OF THE BEAVER VALLEY CLIMBING FESTIVAL.
Cost: $25+ HST
Location: The Swamp
To signup: Register through Overhang Adventure’s site (click here). Contact Amir at 647-525-2647 for any related inquiries.
Improving Your Climbing on Real Rock
by Mark Smith
This exciting one hour workshop will teach you important ways to adapt your current indoor climbing skills as well as add a few more to your toolkit in order to improve your climbing. In this workshop you will focus on the key elements of climbing outdoors and develop a better understanding of the different challenges outdoor climbing poses as well as approaches to overcome them. Together we’ll also learn effective body positions that make outdoor climbing easier. Specially created for this BVCF event, Mark is offering this workshop to an intimate group of eight excited learners in order to ensure everyone can take advantage of peer to peer learning as well as quality one on one time to ask questions. This clinic has something to offer to all climbing abilities and levels of experience. Sign-up now! Registration is on a first come first serve basis and is likely to fill up quickly.
4 time slots of the same workshop material are available (8 person limit per workshop):
Saturday, 10am-11am, 11:30am-12:30pm
Sunday, 10am-11am, 11:30am-12:30pm
Cost: $25+ HST
Location: To be decided by weather conditions; directions will be provided upon complete registration.
To signup: Email email@example.com, subject BVCF, please include your name, age and level of climbing experience
Caving at Metcalfe Rock
by Free Spirit Tours COURSE FULL
What to wear: Layered clothing with a long sleeve top or hoodie. Clothes you don’t mind getting wet & dirty! Long pants are recommended.
What to bring: Water to drink (in a day pack so it’s easy to carry) and a camera!
One time slot available (4-10 people): Saturday, 1pm-4pm
Location: Meeting in the parking lot of Metcalfe Rock
To signup: COURSE FULL (Email firstname.lastname@example.org)
On the Rocks
Cost: $25 each, no tax
To signup: (all On The Rocks courses full) Register at email@example.com / (705)888-8723