Rock Review: Mother's Day Buttress (5.6 Trad Multipitch) - Sunday, Jun 12, 2016

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The Basics:
Event Type: Rock Climbing 
Event Location: Cascade (Banff National Park) 
Date(s) & Time:   Sunday, Jun 12, 2016 07:00 AM  
Registration Cut Off:   Friday, Jun 10, 2016 12:00 AM  
Event Duration: 1 Day 
Difficulty Rating:   D2 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Susan Twitchell

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members Only  
Attendee Screening:   Attendees are Pre-Screened
Maximum Group Size: 6
Maximum No. Guests: 0
Minimum Group Size: 2
Maximum No. Guests Per Member: 0
Number Registered So Far:   6 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No

We'll be climbing Mother's Day Buttress on Cascade. There is a 30 min 3rd class scrambling approach, 8 pitches of 5.6 trad climbing (bolted anchors), and a descent that is mostly a trail but includes some short sections of 3rd class down-climbing and a rappel. Participants must be competent at belaying a leader, and comfortable moving over moderate scrambling terrain. While not required to lead, participants should be able to comfortably climb up to 5.7 outdoors and be on the move for 4-7 hours. A mix of relative beginners and more experienced participants are welcome to join. I can lead a team of 3, and if another trad leader joins the trip we can add a second rope team. I've climbed the route before, so the second leader won't need to worry too much about route-finding, but should be competent & confident at the grade. If I haven't climbed with you recently, please send a description of your experience level & abilities including relevant climbs you have been on in the past and whether you are interested in leading or seconding.
Required Items to Bring:
Climbing gear (can discuss in detail with selected participants), and a backpack you are comfortable climbing with. We won't be returning to the start of the climb, so everything you bring is coming up & over with us - choose wisely!

We'll finalize rope teams, cars, and start time Saturday evening at the Rock Rage party. Feel free to sign up anytime, but I won't be moving participants over to the trip until at least June 1st. Participants are pre-screened & selected based on their ability to contribute to a fun & safe day out, not on the order of the wait-list (i.e. this trip is not first come, first on).

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
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Registration for this event closed on Friday, June 10, 2016 at 12:00 AM.