Drytooling

GETTING STARTED

GENERAL INFO

  • Drytooling is permitted during off peak hours.
  • Be respectful of other climbers and take your turn. If you have to ask yourself if it’s too crowded to drytool, it’s too crowded.
  • Drytoolers are responsible for any damages caused by axes.
RULES FOR THE TOOLS
  • Drytool ONLY on designated drytool holds; nothing else, including T-nut holes.
  • DO NOT place or hook tools on the topout rails or topout surfaces.
  • Drytool routes don’t topout. They either return or traverse to the ground.
  • Just like outside, holds can break and tools can slip. Stay under control and be ready for the unexpected.
  • No crampons or fruit boots, only rock climbing shoes are permitted.
  • DO NOT spot a drytooler, you are more likely to be impaled than they are.
  • Helmets and eyewear are not required but are recommended.
  • Be respectful of other climbers and take your turn. If you have to ask yourself if it’s too crowded to drytool, it’s too crowded.

DRYTOOL NIGHTS

  • Anyone interested in drytooling can get certified during these nights.
  • Regular Drytool Nights will be listed on the Co-op Calendar. Additional nights can be scheduled by emailing drytooling@mnclimbingcoop.com
  • Be respectful of other climbers and take your turn. If you have to ask yourself if it’s too crowded to drytool, it’s too crowded.

ROUTE SETTING

  • Anyone interested in route setting must be certified by the Co-op.
  • Clearly label drytool holds "DRYTOOL ONLY" with thick, obvious tape.
  • Please contact us at drytooling@mnclimbingcoop.com to get certified.
We also hope to add some clinics on training and basic movement for those who are interested. If you have any questions or just want to try it out contact me at drytooling@mnclimbingcoop.com.

Hope to see you there!
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