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Rockies ice climbing trip (super-duper-uber non-beginner friendly) · Sat. Dec. 26th - Sun. Jan. 3rd

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Organized by: Julien Renard.

Start: Saturday, Dec. 26th
End: Sunday, Jan. 3rd
Pre-trip meeting location: email Faff/ message board


Over the past few years, a few VOCers go to the Rockies during the holidays in search of climable ice.

This trip is not beginner-friendly in the sense that it involves camping in fairly harsh conditions and requires some technical skills. You basically need to be self-sufficient for everything except for the climbs themselves, for which you need a partner and some additional gear.

This trip appears on the trip aganda so that people can more easily organize rides and partners, but not much more.

Minimum requirements for signing up:

1) You need to have all the gear to camp at -25C and alredy have winter camping experience in similar conditions. It may not get that cold, but if it does, you better be prepared for it. You cannot try to tough it out as you would during an overnight trip around Vancouver.

2) You need to have climbing skills: you should be able to put on a harness, belay, or tie yourself in blindfolded.

3) You need ice tools and crampons. (the club currently owns 3 pairs of ice tools and some crampons).

4) This trip is primarily for people who have climbed ice before, like it and want some more. If you have never climbed ice before, there will be at least one beginner-friendly trip (Daughter of Ice) later this year during which you will be able to try it out without committing to a 10 days 200$ trip.


 Note: the dates are not set in stone. They currently reflect my own availability. If you sign up, please indicate during which dates you may be able to go.





Posted: 2015-11-24 12:57:56
Last modified: 2015-11-24 13:05:16