D7: The Wedge - Difficult Scramble


 Rules of Conduct (clickable): http://www.meetup.com/Calgary-Outdoor-Recreation-Association-CORA/pages/Rules_of_Conduct/. By participating in this CORA activity, you automatically agree to follow the CORA Rules of Conduct. Please read them by clicking here.

Update your RSVP as early as possible, at least 48 hours before the meeting time. If you are unable to attend for any reason whatsoever, LET ME KNOW as soon as possible. You cancel in less than 48 hours without a “really juicy story” (involving flying monkeys or UFO abduction) at your peril; I may not take you on my future trips. This is not a dating service; either you’re committed or you’re not. Be courteous to those waiting to attend. If you do not let me know, you will be recorded as a http://www.meetup.com/Calgary-Outdoor-Recreation-Association-CORA/pages/Rules_of_Conduct/ "no show".

Please indicate in your COMMENTS if you can drive, if necessary. I need to know if we have adequate transportation for all participants, not your preference to ride.

Please ensure you complete the questions thoroughly.

Participation: The trip organizer reserves the right to move people on and off the trip or wait list, or to increase or reduce the size of the group, in order to match people to the trip based on fairness, ability, safety, and other criteria. Hey! It’s my trip.

My cell phone is 869-6550. I drive a Silver Rav4 (but I’m not a soccer mom).

TRIP WAIVER AND CONDITIONS: You must sign a trip waiver to attend this event. Please read the document and fill in your personal details, but do not sign it. Your organizer will be your witness. Yearly membership fee is $20 which lasts until the Annual General Meeting in February 2013. Alternately, you may participate as a non-member for $5 for the day.

Day Hike

http://files.meetup.com/1575023/Difficulty%20Ratings.pdf Difficulty Rating (clickable): D7. The difficulty scale is more logarithmic than linear.
Roundtrip Time: 8 hours est. (Only an estimate. Don’t make plans that depend on it. It’s the mountains.)
Height gain: 1,100m (Calgary Tower is 191m high)

A classic mountain in K-country.

This is a moderate to difficult scramble. The approach is simple enough, but the crossing to the summit is along a narrow ridge. An average level of fitness is required but our pace is moderate-slow. Please be realistic about your abilities. Please gauge your abilities appropriately. Organizers are not here to babysit you. I don’t want to “Waste My Time in the Canadian Rockies.”

Bushwhacking and Off-trail: With many of my trips there is a good likelihood of bushwhacking and off-trail and that naturally means some route-finding. I tend to get off the beaten track and try to avoid “tourist” routes. If you want the tourist route, you’re on the wrong trip. You are warned. Don’t be surprised.

Dogs: No.

Driving and Directions:
To get there we'll meet in the parking lot at Dalhousie Stn. From Hwy 1 westbound to Hwy 40. Hwy 40 south to Wedge Pond parking area.

Weather forecast: unknown
Trail conditions: unknown

Members are free. Non-members fee is $5. Gas contributions for drivers (see below).

CORA trips start at the trailhead. As a convenience to participants only, we meet at the meeting point in Calgary then car pool from there. Please be on time. We don't want to have to wait around long. You may choose to meet us at the trailhead, but please advise us ahead of time. Please indicate in your RSVP COMMENTS if you can drive, if necessary. Please reimburse some $$ to drivers for gas.

EQUIPMENT: Weather can change quickly -- rain, snow, wind, warm, or cold -- BE PREPARED. NO COTTON!
Mandatory – ROCK HELMET, poles or axe, sense of humour, lunch, at least 2 litres of water, layers, sturdy boots (unless you’re going shopping, runners or sandals are never appropriate footwear)
Recommended - camera, gaiters.

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  • Mustafa K.

    August 13, 2013

    • Tess

      Nwato. Youve got skills; or following the hardcore theme from the day, mad skills ;). Guaranteed Everest sponsership in less than ten yrs!

      August 13, 2013

    • Mustafa K.

      Thanks Tess, that means more to me than any sponsorship will :)

      August 14, 2013

  • Rob

    Good group, great scenery, fun for everyone. Hope to see you all out again soon! ;)

    August 12, 2013

  • Tess

    thanks everyone; great day and group

    August 12, 2013

  • Gizelle E

    It was difficult, scary, challenging, tiresome, fun and awesome.

    August 11, 2013

  • Mustafa K.

    Hello everyone, it was a beautiful hike!!

    for the pics please visit my fb page and LIKE IT !, i am 1 like away from 100 :). I will upload the pictures tonight or tomorrow https://www.facebook.com/tofiadventures

    for my youtube videos:


    Anatoli: Gap mountain and Tower of Babel, plus most of Mount Temple are shot with Go Pro, the Jordan trip is also shot mostly with Go pro but its 20 minutes

    the "Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies,[masked] is pretty sweet, its 20 minutes, it has footage of us engulfed in an avalanche, lip sync, and dance moves, so its worth the watch !

    spread the word, I'll make a 2or 3 minute video of the Wedge if everyone is ok with it !

    August 11, 2013

  • Mustafa K.

    hey so just to confirm, this is at 9:30 am? shouldn't we meet earlier with the Thunderstorm risk?

    August 10, 2013

    • Tess

      Maybe after the risk, like 5ish ;) ?

      August 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ooops ! I just realized that I'm double booked on two CORA hikes. Have Fun !

    August 10, 2013

  • Laura G

    Hi, i'm new to this group (and to Calgary) and am interested in joining... but don't have a car. How do rides work?

    August 9, 2013

    • Rob

      We meet at Dalhousie LRT and go from there.

      August 9, 2013

  • Tiffany

    What pace, distance, and elevation gain is this hike?

    August 9, 2013

    • Rob

      This is not a hike. This is a difficult scramble.

      August 9, 2013

  • Aleksandra

    I'm not "waiting" but cannot take my name from the list.
    Enjoy The Wedge and play safe.

    August 7, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      All The Best !

      August 8, 2013

  • Mustafa K.

    I will confirm in few hours, the Wedge has been in my to do list for a while now

    August 8, 2013

    • Mustafa K.

      i can drive 3 btw, once i confirm !

      August 8, 2013

    • Mustafa K.

      ok, I am confirmed for Sunday :)

      August 8, 2013

  • Brett G.

    Enjoy, a group of us did it the first day the highway was open that far South. It's a great scramble.

    1 · August 7, 2013

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