Archive:Skaha Halloween 2010
|This is the sign up and organization page for an old trip. It already happened. Please do not sign up for it.|
Skaha is a rock climbing area located near Penticton, BC, in the Okanagan Valley. It is generally pretty dry, making it a common destination for times of the year when Squamish is a little soggy. The VOC usually runs a trip there around Halloween. Skaha has climbs at all levels, in both the traditional and sport styles. There is also top-roping possibilities for beginners who know how to set up top-rope anchors. Absolute beginners should have attended longhike before, as this trip is not instructional (but will most probably have tons of nice people). There needs to be at least one person that can set-up a top rope anchor per group.
October 29th - 31st, 2010
- Note: likely with some people coming a day early and some leaving a day late.
Wednesday October 27st, room 211 in the SUB, from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Come to get/offer a ride and organize tent/stove sharing. This meeting is optional, if you already have everything set up, you don't have to come. Please bring some cash to cover the camping to the meeting. If you are not coming to the meeting, bring it on the trip.
We'll be camping at the Lost Moose. They're charging us $200 total for the group (approximately $5 per person if there are 40 of us) and there is also no water, so you'll need to bring your own. Please bring 5-10 dollars to the pre-trip meeting to pay for camping.
We typically celebrate Halloween in style and have a potluck dinner on Saturday night. Otherwise take care of your own food or organize something within your car group. Penticton has lots of grocery stores so don't worry if you forget something.
What to bring
As with most trips you should have an adequate sleeping bag (it's probably going to be below zero), tent, means to cook (i.e. stove or someone to share with), food, and appropriate clothing (it's Halloween, so be creative). Tents and food groups should be organized by car groups, so we'll probably sort it out on the pre-trip meeting. A guidebook would be very useful, so try and scrounge one before coming (there's some stuff available online too, specially new routes). If not, a photographic memory will suffice. Also don't forget your Halloween costume for our potluck Halloween party! (Note: "Rock Climber" is not a very original costume)
If you have them, bring tire chains for your vehicle. Two years ago the highway was a skating rink.
Trip Sign Up
|This is the sign up and organization page for an old trip. It already happened on 29-10-2010. Please do not sign up for it.|
Please write next to your name the kind of climbing you would like to do: TR=top-rope, Sport, or Trad. This might help to separate into groups.
- Todd Mackenzie - Trad and Sport
- Meg Anderson - Sport
- Dan Gainer
- Skyler D. - Trad, Sport, TR
- Len Goff - Carefree top-roping in the brilliant sun
- Daniel Schweizer - Sport
- Gaby Espino - TR
- Christopher Yearwood - Trad, Sport, TR, whatever I can get
- Annie Maurer - TR
- Ryan Goldsbury - naked, shoeless, chalkless free soloing
- Chantelle Chan - TR, Sport.
- Francis Michaud - TR, Sport
- Katherine Valentine - Sport
- Joe Peace - Sport/TR
- Derry Lappin - TR
- Alexane St-Amant - TR
- Jennifer Y - TR, Sport
- Gwyn Thomas - TR
If you have space in your car, please post the spots. Passengers pay for gas. If you have a rope and/or rack, please indicate so that we can try and even out people with gear into cars with less gear.
Note: Passengers, contact your drivers a few days in advance to determine meeting locations/times. Contact info can be found on Member List. The onus is not on drivers to track down all their passengers.
- C Yearwood (4 spots) [Rope & Trad Rack] Leaving 22nd & Heather Friday - Leaving Skaha Sunday
For those who need a ride.
- Name (Gear)
- Meg Anderson