Climb with Us


Climb with Us:

 

 ***Membership fee is mandatory due to safety policy***

MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION:

Step 1: Sign up for VRCG Membership.

Step 2: After approval, sign up for meetup.com/climbing. *Please use full first and last name when you join .

Step 3: After approval, RSVP at meetup.com/climbing and use the forum to plan for trip logistics.

To stay in touch with all the climbing, social and party actions…

Website: www.meetup.com/climbing
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/vrcg.ca
Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/groups/vrcg.ca
Instagram: www.instagram.com/vrcg.ca
Twitter: www.twitter.com/VRCGca
Youtube: www.youtube.com/vrcgca
Forum: http://forum.vrcg.ca/

 

About Us

“Connect climbers local and worldwide to build climbing community and friendship; and to inspire climbers to use climbing to benefit the world.” – Wong (Founder)

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🙂 VRCG events: Dec5-11
www.vrcg.ca

***Climbing***

Mon:
6pm Ladies climbing night @ Cliffhanger with Allison

Tue:
6pm Hive bouldering with Kartt (Open to new climber)
6:30pm Base5 wth Bryan (Open to new climber)

Thu:
6pm Hive bouldering with Kartt (Open to new climber)
7pm Base5 climbing with Marcus

Sun:
2:30pm Oval climbing with Kathy

***Other Community Parties & Events***

Annual Xmas climbing, presentation & dinner party: Dec 10 Sat climbing 1-5:30pm; dinner (pot-luck) 6:30pm @ UBC
https://www.facebook.com/events/543741615828994/

Annual Ice Climbing Party. Dec 30 (RSVP by Dec 16)
https://www.facebook.com/events/1835834539964020/

***Also check out our current 2 major monthly groups***

1. Monthly Temple Jam & Dinner (i.e. community dinner, stories sharing, welcome newcomers and other shenanigans) www.facebook.com/groups/vanclimberstemple

2. Grizzly Bear Youth Club (for youth grade 8-12), a monthly youth-run mini-VRCG with dinner and activities such as pre-univeristy/career skills, volunteering, outdoor trips, etc. www.facebook.com/groups/vangrizzlybear

 

 

For Outdoor Rock, we typically have Squamish trips very weekend when it’s climbable even if it’s winter. We call it Weekend Rampage.

 

For Ice Climbing, we go to Lillooet to ice climb every weekend from December to February.

RAMPAGE: Lillooet 2016 Edition from Balancing Stone Media on Vimeo.

 

We also run a Community Leadership program to develop future leaders and ambassadors for the WORLDWIDE climbing community not just VRCG. www.vrcg.ca/rockstarbeasts

 

We have a strong charity focus to use climbing to benefit the world:

1. we founded and run the annual Squamish Rampage charity festival usually in August.

2. we founded and operate Climb and Conquer, a project using rock climbing and mentorship to support youth from disadvantaged backgrounds.

 

We are not part of any climbing gyms and so their admission applies to everyone equally. We are a member club of the Federation of Mountain Club BC (FMCBC) (a registered charity) to advocate for safe, self-propelled activities and the protection of BC’s backcountry.

 

See our 2014 club review & 2015 club review.

 

About VRCG:
www.vrcg.ca
“Our club is founded specifically to help you find climbing partners and friends local and worldwide! We love hanging out and meeting new people. Climbing safety is our top priority. Climbing harder to the person next to us isn’t.

 

We are 100% volunteer run and registered not-for-profit. Always looking for Family Leaders and Volunteers.
Current Opportunities:
– www.vrcg.ca/team/
– www.climbnconquer.ca/volunteer/
– or contact us and tell us your ninja skills!

 

Your feedback is super important. You can talk to any on-site Leaders or reach Joe personally at gettothechopper@vrcg.ca or 1.360.594.8727 cell/text.

 

***Membership fee is mandatory for safety policy***
Membership Application: vrcg.ca/about-us/membership

 

Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/vrcg.ca
Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/groups/vrcg.ca
Twitter: www.twitter.com/VRCGca
Instagram: www.instagram.com/vrcg.ca/
Youtube: www.youtube.com/vrcgca

 

– Joseph Wong (Founder)

Our Mission:

1. Connect climbers local and worldwide to build climbing community and friendship.

2. Introduce climbing to prospective climbers.

3. Train climbers to be safer and stronger.

4. Mobilize climbers to protect climbing access and the environment.

5. Run charity projects to benefit the community. (Check out our community projects)

 

Our Values:

OUR family is YOUR family; Befriend others.
No matter you are from Vancouver or from overseas, welcome to your global climbing family 🙂 Our members are from all over the world with vastly different backgrounds and climbing abilities but they share one thing in common: passion for climbing, kindness, curiosity and generosity for new people and being EPIC!

Safety
We acknowledge that climbing is dangerous and people can and have died (we have seen it in person). Safety is the TOP PRIORITY anytime and we believe as safety is upheld, fun and other good things will always follow. Anytime we are not confident, we like to err on the side of safety. We might not climb the hardest routes, but we strive to be the safest climbers.

Openness and Friendliness
Enjoy meeting new people, making new friends, open to new ideas/techniques, updating expired techniques, learning and trying out new experiences. Open to improve upon feedback, suggestions and legitimate criticism.

Equality and Respect
Everyone is treated with respect equally no matter they are first-timers, 5.12 onsight climbers, alpine climbers, mountaineers, locals or travelers. Exercise good climbing etiquette. Respect local climbing cultures and the nature.

Mutual Help, Mentorship and Thankfulness
Once upon a time, we’ve been helped in our climbing journey and we believe in being thankful and giving back; supporting one another to achieve their best potentials.

Fairness and Transparency
We did our best to encourage/accept feedback, suggestions and complaints from our members and the larger community and make decisions in an open, fair manner.

Quality over Quantity
We focus on quality, safety and doing things right over quantity of meetups/members.

Teamwork and Cooperation with other clubs
We do our best to promote team-work with other groups in the community to serve climbers and avoid vicious competitions. We see the climbing community as one family instead of individuals segregated by this or that club.

 

Our Trip Leaders:

Trip Leaders are regular members and unpaid volunteers and NOT professional adventure guides. Their role is NOT to instruct or safeguard participants’ safety.

If you are seeking professional instruction or guiding, please go to the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides.

*Some of our Climbing Events are instructional in nature such as beginners-friendly outdoor top-roping, top-rope anchor training, snow travel practice, etc. Instructors are regular members who are experienced climbers and carefully selected by the VRCG team. They might or might not have ACMG certifications. They volunteer their time and skills out of good will. Participants should understand this. Participation is voluntary and entirely at one’ s own risks.

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Photo from http://sykose.com/2013/07/03/man-hurt-in-canada-day-rock-climbing-mishap/

Safety, Liability and Waiver*

Climbing is dangerous and has risks of injuries, death, loss of properties, etc. to yourself and others which can’t be eliminated (and certainty they have happened!!!). Everyone is expected to be responsible for their own individual safety. Membership and signing a waiver is required prior to participation. Participation is voluntary and entirely at one’ s own risks. We recommend you seek independent legal advice before signing the waiver and participation at VRCG.

 

 

Our Role

We believe in one big global climbing family. We are a complementing and supporting partner of other existing outdoor groups and we actively encourage our members to join established groups such as Alpine Club of Canada, BC Mountaineering Club, UBC VOC, Clubtread, Climbfind, Squamishclimbing.com, etc. to maximize their climbing experience.

 

Group Anthem

Our group’s anthem proudly presented by Captain Kirk *members are recommended to memorize this into their hearts.