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Arc’teryx Gym-to-Crags Workshops

Arc’teryx is presenting two free workshops to help new climbers safely transition from climbing gyms to outdoor crags. The first workshop will take place on Saturday, April 1, 2017, between 12:00 noon - 3:00 p.m. at the Toronto Arc’teryx store on Queen St. The second workshop will be held on Saturday, April 8, 2017, between 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the Toronto Arc’teryx store in Yorkdale.

Arc'teryx Gym-to-Crags Workshops

Both workshops will feature presentations from the members of the Ontario Access Coalition (OAC), the Alpine Club of Canada (ACC) Toronto Section, Overhang Adventures climbing guides and Ontario Climbing guidebook authors Gus Alexandropoulos and Justin Dwyer. The discussions will focus on providing information and resources so that new climbers can safely transition from the climbing gym to outdoor crags. There will also be an extended presentation from Basecamp climbing gym’s Program Director, Mark Smith, about the incredible life-changing benefits of outdoor climbing as well as tips to minimize any fears and difficulties some folks mistakenly associate with climbing outside.
The event will include food and drinks as well as an opportunity to win a new Arc’teryx Alpha FL Jacket valued at $550.

The presentations are free and open to the public on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Arc'teryx Gym-To-Crags Workshop participants will be entered in a draw to win an Arc'teryx Alpha FL Jacket.

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Gus Alexandropoulos is a freelance writer who has been involved in the outdoor industry for over 35 years. During his career he has been the editor at Canada’s national climbing magazine, as well as the gear editor for a national cycling magazine, triathlon magazine and running magazine. His work has been published in Canada’s national newspaper, The Globe and Mail, and he has been a guest on television and radio broadcasts. His passion for climbing began in Ontario in the mid-80s and he continues to travel extensively in search of crisp conditions and steep rock.