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Summer's End Sends in Skaha · Sat. Sep. 5th - Mon. Sep. 7th
Warning: This is an old trip - it already happened
Warning, this trip has been cancelled : Fire ruined our fun :(
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Start: Saturday, Sep. 5th, 6:00 am
End: Monday, Sep. 7th, 8:00 pm
Pre-trip meeting: Wednesday, Sep. 2nd, 6:00 pm
Pre-trip meeting location: Zoom
***THIS TRIP IS CANCELLED; The fire at Christie Mountain (just south of Skaha pronvicial park and the climbing area) has caused a closure of the entire provincial park until mid-October.
Tired of the smooth, slippery slab in Squamish? Take a break from the fear of cheesegratering down a wall and come climb some beautiful crimpy climbs in Skaha! The climbing in Skaha is mostly sport with a wide range of grades, but there are also some trad routes to check out as well!
Skaha is ~ 4.5 hr drive. We can either leave Friday night or Saturday morning depending on everyone's preference, climb all weekend, and head back to Van on Monday. Please buy all your supplies in Vancouver before leaving! For camping, there is a free rec site near by (http://www.sitesandtrailsbc.ca/search/search-result.aspx?site=REC201755&type=Trail) or a campground called Lost Moose (https://www.lostmoose.ca/) that would be ~$10-15 per person per night.
Requirements: This trip is "semi-beginner friendly" and NOT an instructional trip, meaning that, at a minimum, you should be able to:
- safely belay and climb (Rock 1/ equivalent)
- set up and clean anchors (Rock 2/ equivalent). If you do not have rock 2, you may be able to come on the trip depending on the skill level of the group (ie. if we have enough folks with more experience.) I may do a rock 2 refresher on an evening the week before the trip if people are interested.
- preferably know how to lead belay/ want to lead climb