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Good Easter Long Long Weekend Climbing at Vantage · Fri. Apr. 6th - Mon. Apr. 9th
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Warning: This is a tentative trip : --
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Start: Friday, Apr. 6th
End: Monday, Apr. 9th
Pre-trip meeting: Wednesday, Apr. 4th, 6:00 pm
Pre-trip meeting location: TBD
-- This trip is tentative, and depends on sufficient interest (e.g. compatible partners and filling up my car) --
Skiing is lame. Lets go climbing!
It's been a long winter, and I had 2 days off since January. Including weekends. This long weekend marks the beginning of my life with weekends, and I would like to celebrate that by climbing the hell out of stuff!
This is not an instructional trip so you need to know how to climb. There are mostly sport and trad routes, but not a lot of top rope accessible ones. The rates vary from super easy 5.6's to crimpy high 11's (you can probably find harder stuff, though).
Last year we had insane winds, but it was pretty warm when the winds subsided. You definitely want to be ready for these winds, though (and use massive rocks to peg your tents on every possible attachment point, or boulders where available).
Stuff you will need:
- A partner
- Personal climbing gear
- rope, sport climbing gear, and trad gear if you trad.
- A guide to the routes in Vantage/Frenchman Coulee
- Camping gear
Also, apparently the land is up for sale, after having been rezoned for resort-style development. Presumably once it's purchased, climbing will no longer be permitted on the property due to liability concerns, so you better get all the climbing you can get out of it while it's still legal!