Ice Climbing - Midweek cragging! - Wednesday, Jan 17, 2018

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The Basics:
Event Type: Ice Climbing 
Event Location: TBD 
Date(s) & Time:   Wednesday, Jan 17, 2018 08:30 AM (Carpool Departure: 07:15 AM @ TBD)  
Registration Cut Off:   Monday, Jan 15, 2018 12:00 AM  
Event Duration: Pack up and leave climb by 2.30pm (or when people get tired) - whichever comes first. 
Difficulty Rating:   D1 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):    

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members Only  
Attendee Screening:   Attendees are Pre-Screened
Maximum Group Size: 5
Maximum No. Guests: 0
Minimum Group Size: 3
Maximum No. Guests Per Member: 0
Number Registered So Far:   3 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No

Itinerary:
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 you! 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 been considered. 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 drivers!

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.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:   TBD  
Carpool Departure Time:   07:15 AM
Carpool Location:   TBD

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
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Registration for this event closed on Monday, January 15, 2018 at 12:00 AM.