Archive:Skaha Halloween 2010

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Main article: Skaha

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.

Pre-trip meeting

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.


Local wildlife

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

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.

People I know are already organized:

  1. Todd Mackenzie - Trad and Sport
  2. Adrien Thevenet- TR, Sport (Rope and gear)
  3. Bonn-Tien Mark TR, Sport
  4. Dean Perez TR, Sport
  5. Skyler D. - Trad, Sport, TR
  6. Christopher Yearwood - Trad, Sport, TR, whatever I can get
  7. Eva K
  8. Veronika Schmitt
  9. Kasper Podgorski - Sport, Trad
  10. Wiebke Frerichs - Sport
  11. Jen Allan - TR
  12. Ryan Goldsbury - TR, Sport, Trad
  13. Ran Z Caving at night.

Everyone else:

  1. paid Meg Anderson - Sport
  2. paid Dan Gainer - Sport
  3. Len Goff - Carefree top-roping in the brilliant sun
  4. Daniel Schweizer - Sport
  5. Gaby Espino - TR
  6. Annie Maurer - TR
  7. Francis Michaud - TR, Sport
  8. Katherine Valentine - Sport, TR
  9. Joe Peace - Sport/TR
  10. Derry Lappin - TR
  11. Alexane St-Amant - TR
  12. Gwyn Thomas - TR
  13. Tom Curran - TR
  14. Phoebe Wong - TR
  15. Anthea Song - TR
  16. Monika Hermanova - TR
  17. Andrew Primavera - Sport, TR
  18. Alfred Larsen - TR
  19. Marcin Mirski - Sport, easier trad, or just naked toproping and tanning
  20. Steph Schmitt- sport or whatever (have rope, draws)
  21. Andrea Rahman - TR
  22. Ginny Kloos - TR
  23. Lesley Winterhalt - Sport
  24. Lukas Roupa - TR, sport
  25. Caroline Pollock - TR
  26. Victoria Alexander - TR
  27. Stephanie Kamakas- TR
  28. Alexander Westbye - Sport, TR or easy Trad
  29. Christian Hajen - Sport, TR or easy Trad
  30. paid Phil Tomlinson - TR, Sport and maybe I'll work up the stones to do some Trad
  31. paid Vicky Alfred - Same as Phil, only slightly better.
  32. Sebastian Max - TR
  33. Dorothy Kuk - TR
  34. Justin Lau - TR, Sport
  35. Carolyn Grise- TR
  36. Sophie Tran- TR
  37. Cameron B-Dilly- Top,Sport,Trad,Spelunk
  38. Scott Macpherson- Leading
  39. Breanne J - TR
  40. Tera Homey-G following B-Dilly blindly
  41. Matt Parisien - TR, Sport
  42. Nathaniel Janzen - TR
  43. Lisa - TR, Sport
  44. Erica - TR
  45. Matt O - TR, Sport
  46. Tanya R - TR
  47. Peder K - TR
  48. Kate Robinson - Sport, TR (rope, anchoring supplies, quickdraw rack)
  49. Rick Havlak - Trad, sport, TR (rope, small rack)
  50. Nick T - Sport (rope and gear)
  51. Philip Provencher - Sport, TR (rope)
  52. Will Beattie - Sport (rope, draws, anchor gear)
  53. Alexia Davidson - TR
  54. Marc Edwards - Sport, TR
  55. Kjell Erik Reinhardtsen - Sport&TR, rope&draws
  56. Nic Gobin - TR, Sport, Trad (car, anchors, no rack/rope)
  57. Melle nikkels - TR
  58. Knut - TR, Sport or rad trad (have rope, draws and dreams)
  59. Tasha - 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: Do not sign up under someone's vehicle without getting permission from the driver first. 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.

People with other ride arrangements:

  1. alexander W paid
  2. melle n paid
  3. francis m paid
  4. gabriella e paid
  5. Len G paid
  • C Yearwood (4 spots) [3xRope & 2xTrad Rack & BBQ & Kerosene for Fire Breathing] Leaving 22nd & Heather Friday - Leaving Skaha Sunday
  1. VACANT! Call me if you want this spot!
  2. Ran Z.
  3. Wiebke F.
  4. Eva K.
  • Ryan Goldsbury 4 spots, 60m rope, rack and draws. Leaving Friday evening coming back Sunday. paid
  1. Todd Mackenzie paid
  2. Veronika Schmitt paid
  3. Jen Allan paid
  4. Kasper Podgorski
  • Adrien Thevenet's ride (4 spots, at least one rope and draws) Leaving Friday from East Vancouver someplace and coming back Sunday
  1. Bonn-Tien Mark
  2. Dean Perez
  • Alfred Larsen (3 spots, rope & anchoring stuff) Leaving UBC Friday - Leaving Skaha Sunday paid
  1. Andrew P paid
  2. Stephanie K paid
  3. Annie Maurer paid
  • Phoebe Wong (4 spots, but no Rope/rack) Leaving UBC Friday around 4/5 pm - Leaving Skaha Sunday - time TBD
  1. Alexane
  2. Cameron Bathgate paid
  3. Sophie Tran paid
  4. Tera one r paid
  • Vicky paid
  1. Phil paid
  2. Lisa
  3. Catheryne paid
  • Justin Lau (3 Spots, draws, anchoring stuff) Leaving UBC Friday after 4pm - leaving Skaha Sunday paid
  1. Dorothy Kuk (hot rack)
  2. Lesley paid (rope, draws, hands, feet, mad skills - all that is necessary to conquer some rock)
  3. Erica (rope, draws, love for rock)
  • Scott Macpherson (2 Spots, rack and rope) Leaving Vancouver/UBC Friday, possibly in the morning and takeing the long way to Skaha - Leaving Skaha Sunday
  1. Carolyne paid
  2. Victoria paid
  3. Nick T
  • Derry Lappin 4 spots, 60m rope (just enough equipment for TR), Leaving Friday morning, returning Sunday. paid
  1. Tom Curran paid
  2. Gwyn Thomas
  3. Anthea Song paid

  • Dan Gainer 4 spots, 60m rope, sport rack. Leaving Friday evening coming back on Sunday paid
  1. Meg Anderson paid
  2. Joe paid
  3. Will paid
  4. Dave
  • Carolyn Grise Leaving Friday 5ish and coming back Sunday. paid
  1. Erica Mitchell paid
  2. Daniel Schweizer paid
  3. Knut (have rope and draws)
  4. Tasha
  • Rick Havlak Leaving Friday evening and coming back Sunday. paid
  1. Philip Provencher paid
  2. Kristione
  3. Lehks
  4. Steph Schmitt paid
  • Nic Gobin Leaving Friday afternoon, returning Sunday.
  1. Chris
  2. Matt p
  3. Sylvia

Carless People

For those who need a ride. If you write down where you live, maybe drivers will contact you if you happen to live near them...

  • Name (Gear)
  1. Joe
  2. Monika (has own gear, 50m rope)
  3. William
  4. Ginny
  5. Lukas
  6. Caroline Pollock
  7. Victoria Alexander
  8. Noah (small rack, rope, draws)
  9. Christian Hajen (draws, 60m rope)
  10. Nick (70m rope)
  11. Alexia