Earth First! Climbers Guild Camp in NY – 2 weeks away


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Expand your ability to defend your home, your community, and the wild by learning the technical skills involved in creating effective aerial blockades. The EF! Climbers’ Guild will offer the North East a variety of trainings for forest defense and urban actions suitable for all skill levels from beginner to advanced.

When: March 24th – 30th

Where: Finger Lakes National Forest, NY

To RSVP and get directions contact:
We are asking for a suggested donation of $30-$100 but no one will be turned away due to lack of funds. Seeds of Peace ( will be providing food for this event but please bring vegan food to share with the kitchen.

What we will provide: 

Climb gear. If you do not have your own gear, we can provide gear for the week but there is a chance you may be sitting around waiting to use a shared harness where as, if you bring your own gear you will never have to wait for communal gear to become available.

 Knowledgeable trainers.

A typical agenda for a camp covers: 

  • Basic climbing and Rope Anchoring
  • Traverses and Tree to Tree transfers (sky walking)
  • Basic Structure rigging and Haul systems
  • Tri Bi and Mono Pods
  • Advanced Structure rigging
  • Large scale, occupied banner deployment
  • Basic rescue and training set ups.

To climb at the camp you will have to sign a waiver of liability and recognize that what we are doing is dangerous. We are willing to share our climbing knowledge but not willing to accept responsibility if anyone hurts themselves. Along this same line, at the camp the trainers have veto power over everything climbing related and can ask anyone to leave the camp if they feel they are not acting in a safe manner or are behaving in a disruptive manner. Remember, you are done climbing for the day as soon as you crack a beer or use any type of drug.

What to bring: 

Pack like you’re going camping, sleeping bag, tent, rain gear. 

You want to have good climb shoes- these are any shoe with a stiff sole. While some people can climb in sandals, I wouldn’t recommend it. And about climbing barefoot- like most things in life, the fantasy is better than the reality. It hurts. 

Gloves- i find that bike gloves are great, but anything snug and flexible will work.        Blisters = slower climbing 

Pants that you can climb and be comfortable in. This means loose or stretchy and breathable material.  

Your own climb gear. While this is certainly not required, if you have it, bring it! And if you’ve been wanting to invest, carpe diem! There really is no time like the present. We are not sure exactly what and how much gear we will have, so the more people provide their own gear, the less the likelihood of waiting to use communal gear. Remember, one of the most important pieces of gear you can bring for yourself, and a piece of gear that is always in short supply is a HELMET.


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