An opportunity to climb a Kane's peak via a spectacularly exposed ridge where we will eventually meet up with scramblers approaching along the difficult scramble route.
Although people with relatively little rock climbing experience have climbed this ridge, you would be expected to have experience on difficult scrambles and be able to move with speed, be comfortable on exposed terrain, know how to rock climb outdoors and ideally have some experience with multi-pitch climbs including lead belaying and cleaning a route (remember this is an alpine trad route). We will be descending via the scramble route but we may have to retreat which may involve rappelling so you should be experienced at that as well.
The plan is to leave Calgary early such that we can be at the parking area shortly after 7am as we have a significant approach to get to a place on the ridge where we will rope up. I expect to take 10 hrs. This will be my second attempt as I climbed the wrong ridge in 2012.
I will assess people's skills via email from the waitlist.
Some Background Info:
Bill Kerr's Trip Report
Dow Climbing Trip Report
Locking carabiner + Belay device
1 prussik cord
2 additional locking carabiners (if you don't have let me know)
1 sling (if you don't have let me know)
Contact Alex with questions via email or at[masked]
NOTE: If the weather isn't cooperating then the trip may be cancelled (no point in going all that way to have wet rock that is unclimbable) so have a backup plan B so you don't waste your Saturday!