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Some common Questions & Answers:
DO I HAVE TO BE AN ACC MEMBER TO PARTICIPATE IN SECTION EVENTS?
Rationale: Mainly due to liability insurance requirements, anyone participating in Section events are required to be current, paid members of the ACC. Memberships are available via the ACC National website.
Preferably, Local Members should associate with our Thunder Bay Section as part of their ACC Membership.
CAN I BRING MY PET TO AN EVENT?
Rationale: As much as many of us are ardent pet lovers, unfortunately the bases of climbs are not safe areas for our 'best friends and chosen family members'.
This rule is mostly for their own safety!
WHAT EQUIPMENT DO I HAVE TO PROVIDE?
To start...not much!
The answer to this question truly depends on the Type and Level of Event you are participating in.
All Events will be Categorized by Level, and definitions of the Levels are available on the Calendar of Events page. Additional information about gear requirements may also be detailed in the Events Description by the Leader.
Typically for Beginner Level Events, only footwear needs to be provided by the member. Gear such as harnesses, helmets, ropes, anchor gear, climbing axes, and belay/rappel devices are all provided by the Section Gear Cache at NO CHARGE.
For Events above the Beginner Level, certain amounts of personal climbing gear is required by the participants.
CAN I SHOW UP LATE OR LEAVE EARLY FROM AN EVENT?
Many of our Events are run at locations that are isolated and we "Go in as group, and leave as a group".
WHAT IS THE MINIMUM AGE FOR A PARTICIPANT?
Though we don't have a firm rule on this answer, it will be dependent on the Event and the Location. Generally participants should be mature in attitude, reasonably independent of direct supervision, and at least 16 years of age given the physical demands of the sport and the self-awareness required for outdoor climbing.
CAN EVENTS BE CANCELLED?
ABSOLUTELY!...and for various reasons.
Weather is generally the biggest factor that Leaders must take into account. It is the goal of every event to provide all participants with the safest, most enjoyable experience possible.
Lack of participants. For some events, a minimum number of participants is necessary.
Too many participants. As the Event Leaders, we do our best to accommodate all Members who are interested in a given Event. This occasionally may require a sequential tiered approach to the scheduling of the Event. You will be notified well before the beginning of the Event if it is highly subscribed and requires modification to its original posted timeline.