I can't make Ice Review this year so Plan A was
to make this an Ice Review warm-up for Friday
12th -now I might have an adult commitment in
the AM so Plan B - let's make this an Ice
Review Cool Down of sorts for those that also
have their priorities completely screwed up and
can take mid-week days off to climb.
I'd like to bring a couple folks on this that
are newer to ice climbing. By 'newer' I don't
mean you have never put on a pair of crampons
or have never ice climbed before I mean -
Perhaps you went to Ice Review a few days
prior, perhaps you had an amazing time and
Second Coming-like experience realising that
ice climbing is in fact AMAZING and fun (when
done safely & properly!).
If you didn't go to ice review but have
completed an intro to ice course before or
other ice climbing courses run by an ACMG
certified guide and want to start getting
mileage on your tools then this is the day for
Tentative plan would be to go cragging
somewhere in K Country or in the Bow Valley. I
shall put up a couple ropes and we will spend
the day top roping, working on climbing well,
developing good technique and discussing
whatever people want to talk about (there are
no stupid questions on this day - Fear I may
regret saying this :) ).
We have a few options re. climbing location
that will be discussed via email & finalised by
Monday 15th (evening) when I see who has signed
up and weather/climbing/driving conditions have
Please send me an email with your ice climbing
experience. We also need a volunteer to pick up
ropes/gear from Calgary for this day.
Required Items to Bring:
Helmet, Crampons, harness, Ice tools, locking
biner & belay tube (ATC or similar), water,
food, warm gloves for belaying and separate
pair to climb in, lots of warm layers,
enthusiastic attitude and carpool/gas money for
Recommended Items to Bring:
extra gloves for approaching into the climb
that you ditch for the day, hand/toe warmers,
ice screws if you have them (if anyone wants to
work on mock leading), 22cm screw & V thread/
abalakov hooker/7mm cordelette for practicing
vthreads,thermos w/tea, fresh/warm baselayer to
change into at base of climb after hiking in.
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Registration for this event closed on Monday, January 15, 2018 at 12:00 AM.