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Daughter of Ice · Sat. Feb. 8th - Sun. Feb. 9th

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Organized by: Matteo Agnoloni.

Start: Saturday, Feb. 8th
End: Sunday, Feb. 9th
Pre-trip meeting: Wednesday, Jan. 29th
Pre-trip meeting location: Club Room

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 was one of the first trips I ever did with the VOC, and was definitely a highlight of my time in the club.

It will most likely 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 evening, or Saturday morning. We will return Sunday night after two full days of climbing.

 

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 a couple instructors that know how to climb ice and build ice anchors. If I am unable to lock-down a couple instructors/helpers, I may need to unfortunately reduce the size of the group going.

Check out the message board thread for 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.

Posted: 2019-12-22 18:18:29
Last modified: 2020-01-07 12:39:40