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Ice Ice Baby · Fri. Feb. 14th - Sun. Feb. 23rd
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Start: Friday, Feb. 14th, 6:00 pm
End: Sunday, Feb. 23rd, 11:00 pm
Pre-trip meeting: Wednesday, Feb. 12th, 6:30 pm
Pre-trip meeting location: Clubroom
Stoked on ice and can't get enough? Enjoy road tripping to new and exciting locations?
This trip is for you. The plan is to pack up and leave vancouver for the reading break and head somewhere new to swing tools.
The primary option is Ouray, Colorado. Ouray features a free ice park complete with hundred of farmed ice routes in a very small and accessible area. The majority of the routes are easily top-roped and thus perfect for beginners. Its also a 20+ hour drive.
The second option is Hyalite canyon near Bozeman, Montana. Also features a super high concentration of ice but its all natural which means less beginner friendly. Its about 12 hours away.
The Rockies or local ice will serve as the back up plan if neither of the other options seem like a good idea.
Where we go will primarily depend on how many beginner types sign up. Weather and such could also factor in.
This is not intended to be an instructional trip. We will probably split up and go off to do our own things during the day so you should be self-sufficient or be climbing with a group who has agreed to help you out. If you haven't climbed much ice before or maybe Daughter of Ice was your first time feel free to sign up, but you should at the very least be able to put on on a harness/tie in/top-rope belay/etc and be comfortable spending a significant amount of time outdoors in winter conditions.
Im planning on camping but there are hotels/motels and other such non-dirtbag options.