Ice Cragging Day - beginners welcome! - Saturday, Dec 22, 2018

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The Basics:
Event Type: Ice Climbing 
Event Location: TBD (Kings creek, wedge smear, etc) 
Date(s) & Time:   Saturday, Dec 22, 2018 07:30 AM (Carpool Departure: 07:25 AM @ Top of gravel road on Hwy 22 and 1 (near the utility gate))  
Registration Cut Off:   Thursday, Dec 20, 2018 08:00 PM  
Event Duration: 1 day 
Difficulty Rating:   D2 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):    

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members Only  
Attendee Screening:   Attendees are Pre-Screened
Maximum Group Size: 8
Maximum No. Guests: 0
Minimum Group Size: 0
Maximum No. Guests Per Member: 0
Number Registered So Far:   6 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No

We will head to whichever crag seems likely to be in good shape such as: Kings Creek (most likely), Balfour Wall, Wedge Smear, Junkyards upper, Johnston Canyon. Expect a drive of 1-2 hours and an approach of 20- 50min, we may determine that we need to leave earlier than the posted time. ** Group size of 8 depends on participation of additional leaders. ** please indicate your climbing experience and number of ice screws you can contribute.
Required Items to Bring:
Lots of warm layers (the most challenging part of ice for most is staying warm) , hot drinks & food, hand warmers. Harness, helmet, belay device, boots & crampons.

Recommended Items to Bring:
Eat hearty before the trip (protein/fat heavy) These calories will keep you warm during the day.

How to Get There:
Carpool Departure Time:   07:25 AM
Carpool Location:   Top of gravel road on Hwy 22 and 1 (near the utility gate)
Carpool Directions:   if you are driving from Calgary, take the exit to Cochrane and make an immediate left turn to the gravel road ** DO not go to the road parallel to Hwy 1 near Petrocan.

Email with questions if you have them.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
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Registration for this event closed on Thursday, December 20, 2018 at 08:00 PM.