Activity Notes

During the practice session at the MMC you will have the opportunity to get familiar with basic rock gear and basic rock skills. You'll practice getting into your harness, how to setup your harness, how to tie into the climbing rope, in addition to belaying, rappelling, and ascending a fixed line. This will be done within your BCEP team on the MMC instructional rock walls.

  • Students that didn't attend last Monday's MMC session will practice all the rock climbing skills outlined above
  • Students that feel that they might use more practice, and particularly on top rope belay and rappel, will have the opportunity to do that
  • Students that already went through all the skills last Monday and feel confident with them, can get more practice rock climbing

Gear notes:

  • Bring all the BCEP rock gear you have: helmet, harness, belay device (tubular / ATC type), two personal protection leashes (120 mm runners, or PAS), two prusiks, autoblock / hollowblock, 6 locking carabiners, 2 non-locking carabiners
  • Generally, assume that you have to bring the gear above to all sessions and hikes, unless you were specifically told not to bring it
  • If you have a GriGri, bring that too, if there is extra time, we'll show you how to use that
  • It might be useful to have a snack and water with you too
  • We will wear masks for this session, and keep a few feet distance between people, as long as the conditions allow that

Gear organization:

At this point, it is likely that you don't have too much gear, and you can rack it all on your harness, so it is always there. I find it useful to have my gear organized in a specific way:

  • Personal protection leash stays together with its carabiner. It is stored on the right/front gear loop. In my case, I use a PAS, and then storing it, I thread the carabiner through the end and the middle of it, to shorten the PAS, so it doesn't dangle around, catch on the rocks, and I won't trip over it. With a 120 mm sling, you can thread the carabiner through one of the loops in the middle. With two leashes, it might make sense to store one on each side of the harness
  • Rappel / belay gear - ATC and autoblock always stay together with their respective carabiners (it is useful to have different color carabiners), and in my case, I store them on my right/rear gear loop
  • Prusiks are wrapped and stored with their respective carabiners on the left/front gear loop
  • Extra stuff (e.g. non-locking carabiners) are stored on the left/rear gear loop
  • There are a few ways to wrap prusiks and other cords for storage (for example see this video and this video). Pick your own, just don't let these cords dangle and drag on the floor!
  • All carabiners are racked either "gate out" or "gate in". The consistency here is more important that the way they are stored. Do not lock your locking carabiners while they are racked on the harness (note: this applies to rock and alpine climbing, canyoneering people might have a different opinion here, as they do climb through bushes, water streams, etc.,)

 

Most Recent Past Activities

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Feb
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BCEP TEAM 19 TEST: MMC Session
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Mar
8
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BCEP Team 01 SNAKEDOGS: MMC Skills Session #1
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Mar
9
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BCEP Team 02 Skills Session: MMC 1
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Mar
10
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BCEP Team 03 Skills Session: MMC 1
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10
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BCEP Team 04 Skills Session: MMC 1
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Mar
11
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BCEP Team 05 Skills Session: MMC 1
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11
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BCEP Team 06 Skills Session: MMC 1
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Mar
15
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BCEP Team 07 Skills Session: MMC 1
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Mar
16
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BCEP Team 08 Skills Session: MMC
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Mar
17
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BCEP Team 09 Skills Session: MMC
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17
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BCEP Team 10 Skills Session: MMC 1
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Mar
18
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BCEP Team 11 Skills Session: MMC 1
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Mar
18
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BCEP Team 12 Skills Session: MMC 1
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Mar
22
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BCEP Team 13 Skills Session: MMC 1
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Mar
23
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BCEP Team 14 Skills Session: MMC
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Mar
24
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BCEP Team 15 Skills Session: MMC 1
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Mar
24
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BCEP Team 16 Skills Session: MMC 1
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Mar
25
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BCEP Team 18 Skills Session: MMC 1
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25
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BCEP Team 17 Skills Session: MMC 1
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Apr
5
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BCEP Team 01 SNAKEDOGS: MMC Skills Session #2
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BCEP Team 02 Skills Session: MMC 2
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Apr
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BCEP Team 04 Skills Session: MMC 2
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Apr
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BCEP Team 03 Skills Session: MMC 2
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Apr
8
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BCEP Team 05 Skills Session: MMC 2
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BCEP Team 06 Skills Session: MMC 2
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Apr
12
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BCEP Team 07 Skills Session: MMC 2
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Apr
13
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BCEP Team 08 Skills Session: MMC 2
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Apr
14
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BCEP Team 10 Skills Session: MMC 2
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14
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BCEP Team 09 Skills Session: MMC
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Apr
15
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BCEP Team 12 Skills Session: MMC 2
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Apr
15
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BCEP Team 11 Skills Session: MMC 2
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Apr
19
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BCEP Team 13 Skills Session: MMC 2
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Apr
20
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BCEP 2018 Team 14 Skills Session: MMC
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Apr
21
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BCEP Team 16 Skills Session: MMC 2
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Apr
21
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BCEP Team 15 Skills Session: MMC 2
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Apr
22
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BCEP Team 18 Skills Session: MMC 2
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Apr
22
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BCEP Team 17 Skills Session: MMC 2
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Mar
8
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BCEP 2019 Test Team: Team Skills Session - MMC
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Mar
8
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BCEP 2019 Team 04: Team Skills Session - MMC
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Mar
9
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BCEP 2019 Team 01: Team Skills Session - MMC
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Mar
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BCEP 2019 Team 02: Team Skills Session - MMC
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10
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BCEP 2019 Team 17: Team Skills Session - MMC
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11
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BCEP 2019 Team 05: Team Skills Session - MMC
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14
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BCEP 2019 Team 06: Team Skills Session - MMC
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15
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BCEP 2019 Team 07: Team Skills Session - MMC
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16
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BCEP 2019 Team 10: Team Skills Session - MMC
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BCEP 2019 Team 09: Team Skills Session - MMC
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BCEP 2019 Team 08: Team Skills Session - MMC
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BCEP 2019 Team 12: Team Skills Session - MMC
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BCEP 2019 Team 11: Team Skills Session - MMC
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BCEP 2019 Team 15: Team Skills Session - MMC
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22
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BCEP 2019 Team 13: Team Skills Session - MMC
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23
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BCEP 2019 Team 14: Team Skills Session - MMC
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24
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BCEP 2019 Team 18: Team Skills Session - MMC
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24
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BCEP 2019 Team 16: Team Skills Session - MMC
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Apr
5
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(HA) Reserved - BCEP Skills Team 4 Practice
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Apr
5
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BCEP 2019 Team 04: Skills Session #2
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Apr
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BCEP 2019 Team 05: Team Skills Session - MMC
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13
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BCEP 2019 Team 15: - MMC Team Skills Review - MMC
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Apr
13
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BCEP 2019 Team 14: MMC #2
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Apr
14
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BCEP 2019 Team 12: Field Session - Rock skills practice
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Apr
18
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BCEP 2019 Team 01: Team Skills Review - MMC
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Apr
19
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BCEP 2019 Team 17: Team Skills Review - MMC
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Apr
20
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BCEP 2019 Team 07: Team Skills Review - MMC
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20
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BCEP 2019 Team 02: MMC Rock Skills Review
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Apr
20
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BCEP 2019 Team 06: Skill Session - MMC Skills Review Session
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Mar
12
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(HA) BCEP 2020: Team 07 - MMC Skill Session
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13
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(HA) BCEP 2020: Team 09 - MMC Skill Session
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14
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(HA) BCEP 2020: Team 15 - MMC Skill Session
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14
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(HA) BCEP 2020: Team 05 - MMC Skill Session
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14
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(HA) BCEP 2020: Team 02 - MMC Skill Session
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Mar
15
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(HA) BCEP 2020: Team 14 - MMC Skill Session
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15
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(HA) BCEP 2020: Team 13 - MMC Skill Session
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15
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(HA) BCEP 2020: Team 16 - MMC Skill Session
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16
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(HA) BCEP 2020: Team 04 - MMC Skill Session
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19
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(HA) BCEP 2020: Team 19 - MMC Skill Session
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20
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(HA) BCEP 2020: Team 12 - MMC Skill Session
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Mar
21
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(HA) BCEP 2020: Team 18 - MMC Skill Session
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Mar
21
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(HA) BCEP 2020: Team 11 - MMC Skill Session
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Mar
21
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(HA) BCEP 2020: Team 03 - MMC Skill Session
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Mar
22
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(HA) BCEP 2020: Team 08 - MMC Skill Session
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Mar
22
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(HA) BCEP 2020: Team 17 - MMC Skill Session
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Mar
22
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(HA) BCEP 2020: Team 01 - MMC Skill Session
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Mar
26
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(HA) BCEP 2020: Team 10 - MMC Skill Session
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Mar
27
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(HA) BCEP 2020: Team 06 - MMC Skill Session
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Apr
11
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(HA) BCEP 2020: Team 10 - MMC Skill Session II
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Apr
11
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(HA) BCEP 2020: Team 01 - MMC Skill Session II
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(HA) BCEP 2020: Team 03 - MMC Skill Session II
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12
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(HA) BCEP 2020: Team 06 - MMC Skill Session II
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12
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(HA) BCEP 2020: Team 18 - MMC Skill Session II
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15
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(HA) BCEP 2020: Team 07 - MMC Skill Session II
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Apr
18
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(HA) BCEP 2020: Team 02 - MMC Skill Session II
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18
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(HA) BCEP 2020: Team 13 - MMC Skill Session II
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18
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(HA) BCEP 2020: Team 11 - MMC Skill Session II
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Apr
19
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(HA) BCEP 2020: Team 16 - MMC Skill Session II
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Apr
19
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(HA) BCEP 2020: Team 05 - MMC Skill Session II
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19
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(HA) BCEP 2020: Team 04 - MMC Skill Session II
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Apr
22
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(HA) BCEP 2020: Team 09 - MMC Skill Session II
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Apr
23
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(HA) BCEP 2020: Team 14 - MMC Skill Session II
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25
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(HA) BCEP 2020: Team 15 - MMC Skill Session II
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25
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(HA) BCEP 2020: Team 12 - MMC Skill Session II
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25
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(HA) BCEP 2020: Team 17 - MMC Skill Session II
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27
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(HA) BCEP 2020: Team 08 - MMC Skill Session II
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29
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(HA) BCEP 2020: Team 19 - MMC Skill Session II
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Mar
31
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(HA) BCEP 2021: Team 05 - Skill Session MMC I
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(HA) BCEP 2021: Team 14 - Skills Session #1 MMC
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(HA) BCEP 2021 Team 03: MMC Skills Session I
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(HA) BCEP 2021 Team 19: MMC Skills Session I
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(HA) BCEP 2021 Team 16: MMC Skills Session I
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(HA) BCEP 2021 Team 11: MMC Skills Session I
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(HA) BCEP 2021 Team 02: MMC Skills Session I
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(HA) BCEP 2021 Team 17: MMC Skills Session I
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(HA) BCEP 2021 Team 07: MMC Skills Session I
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(HA) BCEP 2021 Team 15: MMC Skills Session I & Breakout session II
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(HA) BCEP 2021: Team 13 - MMC Session 1
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(HA) BCEP 2021 Team 08: MMC Skills Session I
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(HA) BCEP 2021 Team 10: MMC Skills Session I
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Apr
10
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(HA) BCEP 2021 Team 01: MMC Skills Session I
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11
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(HA) BCEP 2021 Team 06: MMC Skills Session I
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Apr
11
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BCEP 2021 Team 12: Broughton Skills Session I
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13
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(HA) BCEP 2021: Team 18 - MMC #1
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Apr
14
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(HA) BCEP 2021 Team 09: MMC Skills Session I
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Apr
20
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BCEP 2021: Team 13 - MMC fixed line practice
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24
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BCEP 2021: Team 05 - Broughton Buff Skill Session #1
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28
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(HA) BCEP 2021 Team 09: MMC Skills Session II
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28
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BCEP Team 15 - Skills Session: MMC (Make up)
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4
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(HA) BCEP 2021: Team 05 - Skills Session: MMC II
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(HA) BCEP 2021 Team 19: MMC Skills Session II
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May
8
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(HA) BCEP 2021 Team 02: MMC Skills Session II
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May
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(HA) BCEP 2021 Team 01: MMC Skills Session II
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8
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(HA) BCEP 2021 Team 17: MMC Skills Session II
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(HA) BCEP 2021 Team 06: MMC Skills Session II
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