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Transition Clinic - The Mountain Guide Manual

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If you're a "hands-on" type of learner like me, I highly recommend this clinic. I purchased a copy of The Mountain Guide Manual by Marc Chauvin and Rob Coppolillo and read over the Transition chapter (chapter 8), but taking the clinic made it much easier for me to understand. Having Marc guide us through the steps of setting up the transitions and being able to ask questions right on the spot is a valuable tool in learning the techniques covered in the manual. He even covered a bit on "Stance Management - Chapter 6" from the manual. As well as "outside, inside, under", a mnemonic coined by Art Mooney. Every topic that was covered in today's clinic, is in the manual. 

Although there were guides in today's clinic, you don't have to be a guide to take this clinic. I'm not a guide, never will be and have no desire to become one. This clinic is also for the recreational climber (that's me!) who wants to learn to be proficient and safe in…

Late Afternoon Rock Climbing at Crow Hill

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Some mellow top rope climbing and rappelling late in the afternoon at Crow Hill with Gary Loomis, Dan Zhao, Craig and Abby too! 



Crow Hill - Rock Climbing

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Passing showers, some slick rock and cracks, bugs and a great day climbing Outerside, The Chimney and Intertwine at Crow Hill in the Leominster State Park!