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Daughter of Ice Overflow · Fri. Feb. 23rd - Sun. Feb. 25th
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Organized by: Matteo Agnoloni
Start: Friday, Feb. 23rd, 5:00 pm
End: Sunday, Feb. 25th
Pre-trip meeting location: TBDDescription:
This is the overflow trip for Daughter of Ice. We will be going to Marble Canyon. Hopefully the ice is still around.
[Stolen description from Nick's trip, which itself was stolen from Matt's trip description]
Daughter of Ice is the VOC’s yearly introduction to the glorious world of swinging sharp things at frozen stuff. There will be some basic instruction and tips on technique, ice anchors, and plenty of time to practice. Climbing ice is like nothing else you’ve ever done, and this is the perfect situation to try it out.
This year it will be held at Marble Canyon, outside of Lillooet. Although it’s a ~5 hour drive, Marble Canyon is ideal for learning to climb ice, as the frozen stuff forms reliably and top-ropes can be set up with minimal gear. We can also car camp for free and with fires, just a quick 10 minute walk away from the ice! Depending on people’s wishes, we will leave either Friday afternoon, or Saturday morning. We will return on Sunday after two full days of climbing. If you can't make the full weekend, please don't sign up so that those who can get the spots.
This trip is mostly beginner friendly. You don’t have to know how to climb rock or ice, but camping experience is a necessity, and winter camping experience will help. It will be cold! It is important that everyone brings the right stuff. We'll be car camping, so I encourage you to bring all of the warm things; it has been known to be as cold as -25 C for Daughter of Ice!
At the pre-trip, we will discuss gear, vehicles, and tent/ food groups. If you do not know how to belay, or have never winter camped, you must attend the pre-trip. Due to the size of the area, and that we do not want to overrun it for other people, I’m going to limit the number of people going to Marble to 12.
I'm looking for another instructor who can confidently set anchors and help herd the cats.
Check out the message board thread for gear lists, and general discussion. If you have any questions, chances are that many other people do too, so I'd encourage you to post them.
Disclaimer: we are not certified guides, just people who have done this before and think we know what we're doing. Ice climbing is dangerous, and hazards include falling ice, climbing falls, sharp objects, the cold, over-stoke. Thanks to Matt Kennedy, whos trip description I largely stole.
Posted: 2018-01-12 19:02:14
Last modified: 2018-02-19 22:58:33