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In addition to the main supply of [[Equipment]] available to rent from the [http://www.caltechy.org/ Caltech Y], the Alpine Club also has the following specialist gear available for checkout:
 
In addition to the main supply of [[Equipment]] available to rent from the [http://www.caltechy.org/ Caltech Y], the Alpine Club also has the following specialist gear available for checkout:
  
*A [[Sport Rack 1|Sport Rack]], good for climbs with pre-placed bolts and bolted anchors
 
 
*A Large Trad Rack ([[Trad Rack 1|Rack 1]]), with a wide range of cams (see note below on reserving this)
 
*A Large Trad Rack ([[Trad Rack 1|Rack 1]]), with a wide range of cams (see note below on reserving this)
 
** This rack includes several large cams (#4-6 BD camalots) which you can check out separately
 
** This rack includes several large cams (#4-6 BD camalots) which you can check out separately
 
*A Small Trad Rack ([[Trad Rack 2|Rack 2]]), with standard-sized cams
 
*A Small Trad Rack ([[Trad Rack 2|Rack 2]]), with standard-sized cams
*A pair of leashless ice tools
 
*Two pairs of vertical frontpoint [[crampons]] suitable for ice climbing
 
 
*Garmont G-ride ski boots (27.5, approx US men's 10) and skins which will work with the AT skis stored at the Y
 
*Garmont G-ride ski boots (27.5, approx US men's 10) and skins which will work with the AT skis stored at the Y
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*Black Diamond link 90 skis, 166cm long, with eagle bindings that fit traditional alpine ski boots
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*Black Diamond revert skis, 164 cm long
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*Volki Nunataq skis
  
 
Since this gear is delicate and is intended only for more experienced users, it must be checked out from the club leadership directly.  
 
Since this gear is delicate and is intended only for more experienced users, it must be checked out from the club leadership directly.  
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==Checkout Policy==
 
==Checkout Policy==
*All the specialist gear is available to any Caltech community member.  To be able to reserve the gear, email alpine@caltech.edu with your Caltech affiliation and relevant experience . You will be given access to the google calendar below, where you can make your reservations. Please make your reservation no less than two days before you need the gear, and please be courteous about monopolizing it. Gear can usually be picked up directly from [[User:Patrick|Patrick's]] office on Thursdays, or from whoever last checked out the gear - for now please the pickup via email, but make reservations on the calendar to avoid confusion.
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*All the specialist gear is available to any Caltech community member.  To be able to reserve the gear, first email Sujung (lims@caltech) with your Caltech affiliation and relevant experience. Please make your reservation no fewer than two days before you need the gear, and please be courteous about monopolizing it. Gear can usually be picked up directly from [[User:Lims|Sujung's]] office - please arrange the pickup by emailing after making the reservation on the calendar.
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*For obvious reasons, if you see the gear you want already checked out on the calendar, do not double-book it.
 
*There is no rental charge for the gear.   
 
*There is no rental charge for the gear.   
 
*If you lose or negligently damage any of the gear, we will ask you to help pay for its replacement.
 
*If you lose or negligently damage any of the gear, we will ask you to help pay for its replacement.
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==Calendar==
 
==Calendar==
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[http://sites.ugcs.caltech.edu/~itsosimpo/calendar/Web/dashboard.php Here] is the gear rental calendar for your perusal.
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Latest revision as of 09:45, 28 April 2017

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In addition to the main supply of Equipment available to rent from the Caltech Y, the Alpine Club also has the following specialist gear available for checkout:

  • A Large Trad Rack (Rack 1), with a wide range of cams (see note below on reserving this)
    • This rack includes several large cams (#4-6 BD camalots) which you can check out separately
  • A Small Trad Rack (Rack 2), with standard-sized cams
  • Garmont G-ride ski boots (27.5, approx US men's 10) and skins which will work with the AT skis stored at the Y
  • Black Diamond link 90 skis, 166cm long, with eagle bindings that fit traditional alpine ski boots
  • Black Diamond revert skis, 164 cm long
  • Volki Nunataq skis

Since this gear is delicate and is intended only for more experienced users, it must be checked out from the club leadership directly.

(Note that since it's critical and practically impossible to keep track of their history, we don't have climbing ropes to loan out)

Checkout Policy

  • All the specialist gear is available to any Caltech community member. To be able to reserve the gear, first email Sujung (lims@caltech) with your Caltech affiliation and relevant experience. Please make your reservation no fewer than two days before you need the gear, and please be courteous about monopolizing it. Gear can usually be picked up directly from Sujung's office - please arrange the pickup by emailing after making the reservation on the calendar.
  • For obvious reasons, if you see the gear you want already checked out on the calendar, do not double-book it.
  • There is no rental charge for the gear.
  • If you lose or negligently damage any of the gear, we will ask you to help pay for its replacement.
  • Use the gear with care, love and report any damage/falls. This is very important, as gear that has taken a fall is suspect, even if it looks undamaged, and will often need to be retired.
  • Trad rack #1 is preferential towards students (as opposed to faculty or staff) IFF they reserve it a week in advance.
  • Gear should be marked with red/yellow tape. If this falls off, please let us know so we can replace it.
  • Finally, as should be obvious, it is your responsibility to know how to use this gear safely, to recognize and accept the risks inherent in the activities this gear facilitates, and to be able to inspect the gear to make sure it is still in good condition when you check it out. In short, use at your own risk!

Calendar

Here is the gear rental calendar for your perusal.