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By Gregger Man
Apr 10, 2014
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[At the risk of over-guiding...]

I'd like to offer a small self-rescue clinic or two in the next month.
~6-8 hour day
-preference for a week day rather than a weekend (marginal weather = even better)
-maximum 6 participants per clinic
-in Eldo at Supremacy or the Whale's Tail
-$50/participant (cheap!)


You would spend the day practicing:
-several knots
-belay escape
-raising systems (overview)
-lowering
-counterbalance descent
-ascending
-station transfer to tandem rappel

PM me if you want to set it up.
EldoPrancer

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By Gregger Man
Apr 21, 2014
gg
bump.

Clinic planned for Friday, May 16th with a couple of slots open.

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By Eli Helmuth
From Estes Park, CO
Apr 21, 2014
Eli on the FA of Grizzly (M9) at the Den.
We are offering Rock Rescue Clinics all summer if you're interested in advancing your skills with one of the country's most experienced guides and climbing instructors.

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By Ryan Nevius
From The Range of Light
Apr 21, 2014
Mt. Agassiz
Did you just hijack his thread to promote yourself? Lame.

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By Eli Helmuth
From Estes Park, CO
Apr 21, 2014
Eli on the FA of Grizzly (M9) at the Den.
Excuse me? Gregger Man/Eldo Prancer is a guide who is promoting his services for a fee. I am doing the same so how is this lame or a "hijack".

With the $8/person/day that Eldo charges permittees for commercial activities plus the cost of the $1,000,000 insurance policy required to hold that permit (plus his amga credentials), it seems like the Prancer must be into working at a loss of income or free which is a strange way to run a business?

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By doligo
Apr 21, 2014
Jose Cuervo Fruitcups dirtbag style
That sounds awesome and at that rate - almost a public service!

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By Gregger Man
Apr 21, 2014
gg
Ryan Nevius wrote:
Did you just hijack his thread to promote yourself? Lame.

Don't rag on Eli.
The more, the merrier.
Reminding climbers to get the rust off their skills each season is more important than commerce.

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By Ryan Nevius
From The Range of Light
Apr 21, 2014
Mt. Agassiz
Gregger Man wrote:
Reminding climbers to get the rust off their skills each season is more important than commerce.


+1 to that! A big thanks to ALL the guides out there!

I think the miserable weather over here in Vietnam is affecting my mood. ;-)

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By Rick Mix
From Nederland, Colorado
Apr 21, 2014
Just out of curiosity, what are the regs for guiding at Eldo? Or any other CO state park? (Presumably the same for all parks?)

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By Gregger Man
Apr 21, 2014
gg
Rick Mix wrote:
Just out of curiosity, what are the regs for guiding at Eldo? Or any other CO state park? (Presumably the same for all parks?)


permits

Different in different places.

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By Gregger Man
May 2, 2014
gg
One slot left for May 16th.
Might do an indoor version of the course for folks that want a weekend day on the 17th or 24th.

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By B. Smith
From Englewood, CO
May 5, 2014
You can never place pro too early on Ken's Crack.
I am curious. Do you have a permit for this? And what is your training?

It is a great idea to teach these skills. Very needed.

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By ChefMattThaner
From Lakewood, co
May 5, 2014
ducking ropes at Copper
I will let gregger list of his long list of credentials. But he is one of the best around to show you around Eldo. And Im guessing his AMGA certs mean he knows a thing or two.

Right on you eldo prancer, this sounds like a seriously good deal for some seriously important skills. All climbers(besides boulderers) should know and practice the things being covered here.

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By coppolillo
May 5, 2014
I'm not acquainted with Gregger Man, but Eli Helmuth is an IFMGA guide, certified in all three disciplines (rock, alpine, and ski) and is one of the top SPI providers in the US. He's been a mentor to me and is a blast to be out with. Definitely NOT to take anything away from "Gregger Man"--if he's offering a legit self-rescue clinic, I'm sure it'd be informative and a great idea for anybody who's into climbing!

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By Rick Blair
From Denver
May 6, 2014
This is a novel auto blocking belay device.  I think it works quite well, depending on rope thickness and sheath quality, it belays very smooth.  Great to lower with.  You gotta love over engineering.  $3 at a gear swap!
The climbing ranger from Eldo is a regular on these forums if you doubt Gregger Man's legitimacy. I took an aid climbing clinic from him about 5 years ago, I had a blast and I am still alive. Sure seemed like he knew what he was doing.

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By Buff Johnson
May 6, 2014
smiley face
c'est la moustache

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By Rick Blair
From Denver
May 6, 2014
This is a novel auto blocking belay device.  I think it works quite well, depending on rope thickness and sheath quality, it belays very smooth.  Great to lower with.  You gotta love over engineering.  $3 at a gear swap!
I bet he has a cert for that mustache.

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By teece303
From Highlands Ranch, CO
May 6, 2014
Aiding.
This would be awesome practice, and $50 is an amazing price. If you do this again, be sure to post up! (I can't make the 16th).

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By Gregger Man
May 6, 2014
gg
Climbing in Vegas now. 16th is full. Planning to possibly do an indoor version on the 24th. 4 interested in that one so far.

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By Gregger Man
May 11, 2014
gg
Regarding permits/insurance/my business:
I joined the Certified Guides Cooperative. The cost of the permit and insurance are shared among the guides in the coop and applicable/(& paid) on a per diem basis. The overhead for this sort of part-time guiding is thus quite low.

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By Natalie D.
May 26, 2014
Hope you will do more!

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