Grotto Mountain S5

  • June 15, 2013 · 8:00 AM
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Distance: 10 km Return

Elevation Gain: 1425 meters

Max Elevation: 2706 meters.

I will be going up Grotto using the ACC route. This route starts at the Alpine Club of Canada clubhouse and stays to the left of the large gully. The ACC route allows us to bag the false summit and traverse the ridge to the main summit. We will return the same way. This will be a 5 to 8 hour day not including driving. This is really no more than a challenging hike but it is rated as an easy S5. Not recommended for anyone with less than intermediate skills. There is no real exposure but the ridge top may seem airy to some. Rock Helmets are required for this trip.

Gas Fees are $15 per passenger for this hike

Waivers:As per the new policy for waivers; I will bring the group waiver form with me to the Meet up location. You must sign it before you will be allowed to go on this hike with the group. You will also be asked to provide the name and phone number of an emergency contact. You are fully aware that organizers are not professional guides and you assume all responsibility for your safety and well-being. You are fully prepared with proper gear and you're physically fit to do this hike with the group.

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  • catalin

    Not feeling well tonight, a hand hurt me all week, probably I won't dare to do 1400 elevation tomorrow. Should you do something shorter, I'd go.

    June 14, 2013

  • Tonia

    A challenging but awesome hike with old and new friends. The summits and the ridge were really worth all the pain of climbing up to it. Thank you for organizing Andy. Loved it!

    June 15, 2013

  • Andy D.

    Epic day with an awesome group of hikers. Slow and Steady Rocks.

    June 15, 2013

  • Duffy P.

    Great hike - weather gods smiled on us. When the bighorn rams joined us near the summit it made the trip that much better than it already was. Look forward to the next trip as the attendees were awesome. Andy - Thx for the always good job of organizing.

    June 15, 2013

  • Karen L

    I'm sick.

    June 14, 2013

  • Tonia

    many people have cancelled... is it the weather that spooked them?

    1 · June 14, 2013

    • Jessica C.

      You have a nice size group now :)

      June 14, 2013

    • Andy D.

      Always happens Tonia. That's why I don't worry too much about group size early in the rsvp's. We'll have fun with what we got :)

      June 15, 2013

  • Katalina D.

    I'm sorry I won't be there today, not feeling good this morning :(

    June 15, 2013

  • Alison S.

    Sorry Andy but with the possible time frame on this one I have to pass, my pooch would not be happy with me :p

    June 14, 2013

  • Margaret D.

    Does anyone bring there dogs on these hikes?

    June 14, 2013

    • Andy D.

      It depends on the organizer. I allow it on mine ( on leash ) but not on scrambles. Too risky.

      June 14, 2013

  • Lorraine H.

    Passenger

    June 14, 2013

  • Andy D.

    Driver + 3

    June 14, 2013

  • Margaret D.

    How do I sign up ? Is it possible to join you on this grotto mounting hike on sat 15 June?

    June 13, 2013

    • Mike S.

      The RSVP's are closed it seems.

      June 13, 2013

    • Andy D.

      Closed them early due to group size. Don't want 20 plus on a scramble. Sorry there will be another time for this one.

      June 14, 2013

  • Wendy

    Andy I have been in groups that get split up and there have been issues with wildlife. If you are going to keep a tight group I am in. If not and with the recent wildlife activity in the area I will not attend if the group is not a pack. Please let me know.

    June 13, 2013

    • Andy D.

      I see us going as 1 group though. It is mostly a steep hike, like Lady Mac to the teahouse.

      June 13, 2013

    • Mike S.

      With 18 you could split into four groups and be fine. With this number, chances are there will be at least two groups and there's really nothing wrong with it.

      1 · June 13, 2013

  • Alison S.

    Andy this group is getting pretty big, this is a very big hike & some will have helmets some won't is this okay?

    1 · June 13, 2013

    • Andy D.

      Besides it's light until after 10PM. Lots of time. Slow and Steady.

      June 13, 2013

    • Andy D.

      Temple took us 12 hours with lots of breaks, more elevation and a much more difficult scramble.

      June 13, 2013

  • Andy D.

    We will split the group into 2 if necessary. Faster and Slower. We shouldn't need the helmets for this one because of the routing but bring them along if you have them.

    1 · June 13, 2013

  • Cheryl

    So Andy, I don't have a rock helmet. Is it really neccessary???

    June 12, 2013

    • Andy D.

      Probably be ok without for this scramble.

      June 13, 2013

  • Karen L

    I will drive from Cochrane.

    June 12, 2013

  • meenu

    I don't have helmet and I can't even wear one due to some health issues . So I guess I skip this hike . Sorry didn't realize helmet is compulsory.

    June 12, 2013

  • meenu

    I don't have helmet and I think then I can't join the group .

    June 12, 2013

  • Cheryl

    I'm bringing a guest and I'll get them to sign up:)

    June 12, 2013

  • Cheryl

    I'm bringing a guet

    June 8, 2013

    • Andy D.

      What's a guet :-)

      1 · June 8, 2013

    • Cheryl

      Ha, just caught that. A guest.

      June 12, 2013

  • Katalina D.

    Passenger please

    June 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry Andy, I will be taking my name off this one. I did Lady Mac a couple of weeks back and I am thinking this will be similar views, etc...hopefully see you afterwards! Have fun!

    June 10, 2013

    • Andy D.

      :-(

      June 10, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Oh no! Did I upset my daddy?

      June 10, 2013

  • Duffy P.

    Will be driving and have room for 3.

    June 9, 2013

  • Alison S.

    Can drive & take 3

    June 5, 2013

  • Karen L

    Count me in.

    June 4, 2013

  • Tonia

    Can't wait to RSVP. Looks really great

    June 1, 2013

  • RITA N.

    Keen to do this hike as have never done Grotto. Will have a guest. Will drive and can take 3 other hikers in the back seat.

    May 20, 2013

    • Andy D.

      I prefer to keep this one "Members" only. get your guest to join Slow and Steady. Its free anyway.

      May 20, 2013

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