Outdoor ICE CLIMBING

  • December 27, 2012 · 9:00 AM
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Howdy everyone!

I know everyone is just looking to get out and do some ICE CLIMBING so here you go.  This is a mid week outing.  And as per my email I just sent out there was some good feed back for MeetUps like this. 

This will be An easy day out at JunckYards.  So everyone is welcome!  Everyone MUST KNOW HOW TO BELAY!  For the people that are looking to give ice climbing a try but yet aren't really sure that is something you would like to do.  This day is for you!  If you have done ice climbing before but just wanna meet more people that sure the same interest...  This day is for you! 

This is also NOT AN INTRO COURSE!  This is just a friendly day out to show a few people that ICE climbing isnt that scary and you can have a great time doing it!.   If you wish to take a Intro to Ice Climbing course after please talk to me about that.

 

This MeetUp is dependent on weather.  JunckYards is Not Prone to any avalanche hazards.

If you do not have gear you can Rent it from The UofC Outdoor Center.

You will have to ask for Mountaineering Boots (Leather, NOT Plastic if possible), Ice Climbing tools, And vertical point Crampons.  As the basics.  

 

Other gear your MUST have.

Helmet

Harness

Ice Tools (2) - Not Mountaineering axes

Vertical Point Crampons

HEADLAMPS

Gloves for Climbing and standing around.  (Bring more then ONE pair)

Puffy Jacket (If needed)

Extra Layers (If needed)  -  Try to stay away from Cotton clothing where ever possible

Warm Hat (If needed)

balaclava or neck tube (If needed)

Warm drink

Bottle of water.  (Min. 1 Liter)

Sunglasses & Sunscreen

Belay devise

2 Locking carabiners

Lunch or snacks to last a full day outdoors.

35 to 45 Liter Backpack to carry your own gear.  Please do not rely on others to carry your gear. 

 

We will be meeting in Canmore at 9am then heading up as a group for those who don't know where it is.

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  • Mikey

    Thank you everyone for joining, I will be doing more of this days in the New Year.

    2 · December 27, 2012

    • Savana R.

      Ditto - thanks for a great day. I look forward to more in the New Year :-)

      December 29, 2012

    • Kelly D.

      Thanks Mikey and everyone for a great day. Now Im hooked and cant wait to get out again.

      December 29, 2012

  • Kelly D.

    Merry Christmas all!! I live north/west of the city, but have room for one if someone needs a lift. Could meet on the west side somewhere.

    December 25, 2012

    • Savana R.

      Hi Kelly - thanks for asking but I'm ok for a ride thank you! See you at the Bagel Co. at 9 :-)

      December 26, 2012

    • Kelly D.

      k

      December 26, 2012

  • Billy

    Hi guys,
    Marc and I are driving out together and I can take one more person. If you need a ride, let's meet at 7:45 behind Sandman across from COP.
    Happy shopping!

    December 26, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'll meet you guys at 7:45 & we can see how the vehicles are sorted out.

      December 26, 2012

    • Billy

      Hi Ian, sure thing. We can figure out the ride situation tomorrow morning. I am happy to drive out.

      December 26, 2012

  • Mikey

    If someone has a dry rope we will need to barrow it. I only have two

    December 25, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      can bring mine too,

      December 26, 2012

    • Mikey

      Sound good Ian, thank you

      December 26, 2012

  • Mikey

    Good day everyone. It looks like its going to be pretty nice weather for thursday. But its the rockies so that could hang four or five times before then. So be ready for anything. Also everyone sounds open to car pooling. Please feel free to work something out with one another.

    December 25, 2012

  • Marc

    Hi,

    I was wondering if my friend and I can share a set of ice tools since I would assume that (unless we're doing multi-pitch) we'll have a maximum of half the people climbing since the other people would be belaying.

    I don't want to just go against your instructions to find out that you've asked each person to bring their own ice tools for a specific reason.

    Thank you,
    Marc

    December 20, 2012

    • Mikey

      Marc, thats fine.

      December 20, 2012

  • Vanessa

    Would love to come but post night shift!! Hope to join in January!

    December 18, 2012

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