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==Trips by Type==
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*[[Hiking Trips]]
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*[[Skiing Trips]]
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*[[Rock Climbing Trips]]
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*[[Mountaineering Trips]]
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*[[Car Free Trips]]
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*[[Illegal Trips]]
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==Trips by Location==
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*[[North Shore]]
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*[[Squamish]]
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*[[Whistler]]
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*[[Fraser Valley]]
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*[[Washington State]]
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==Guidebooks==
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See the [[guidebooks]] page.
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==Grading==
 
==Grading==
  
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Black Tusk B2(3)
 
Black Tusk B2(3)
 
Wedge Mountain North Arete C3
 
Wedge Mountain North Arete C3
 
 
==Trips by Type==
 
 
*[[Hiking Trips]]
 
*[[Skiing Trips]]
 
*[[Rock Climbing Trips]]
 
*[[Mountaineering Trips]]
 
*[[Car Free Trips]]
 
*[[Illegal Trips]]
 
 
 
==Trips by Location==
 
 
*[[North Shore]]
 
*[[Squamish]]
 
*[[Whistler]]
 
*[[Fraser Valley]]
 
*[[Washington State]]
 
 
==Guidebooks==
 
 
See the [[guidebooks]] page.
 

Revision as of 13:50, 24 June 2004

Trips by Type


Trips by Location

Guidebooks

See the guidebooks page.


Grading

The usual system for rating a trip's difficulty has two components. One rates how strenuous a trip is, and the other rates technical difficulty. The technical rating is based on the Yosemite Decimal System, extended to include skiing.

For physical difficulty


A: easy - up to 5 hours of travel per day
B: moderate - 5 to 8 hours of travel per day
C: hard - 8 to 12 hours of travel per day, heavy loads, etc
D: extreme - more than 12 hours of travel per day, heavy loads, rough terrain, etc.

For technical difficulty


1: on-trail hiking or skiing - good trails
2: off trail hiking, rock scrambling, skiing moderate slopes, straightforward glacier travel. Extremely rugged (north shore) hiking trails may be included here.
3: easy climbing (usually not roped, but pulling on handholds required), skiing steep slopes (up to 30 degrees or so), glacier travel in broken terrain.
4: moderate climbing, usually with a rope. Difficult high mountain skiing.
5: technical rock climbing, extreme skiing
6: aid climbing

Sometimes two technical difficulty grades are used, where a trip has a short difficult section but it mostly at the easier grade. (see Black Tusk Example Below)

Example

Black Tusk B2(3) Wedge Mountain North Arete C3