Black Band (Beginner Friendly) - Sunday, May 26, 2019

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The Basics:
Event Type: Rock Climbing 
Event Location: Black Band  
Date(s) & Time:   Sunday, May 26, 2019 07:30 AM (Carpool Departure: 07:30 AM @ Our Lady of Assumption School)  
Registration Cut Off:   Saturday, May 25, 2019 08:00 PM  
Event Duration: Around six hours of climbing give or take 
Difficulty Rating:   D3 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   David Harbord

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members & Guests, 18 And Older 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

It looks like we might finally get a break in the weather this Sunday, so who's up for a day of climbing? Black Band on Tunnel Mountain in Banff has a good mix of climbs in the 5.8 - 5.10c range. The approach is only about 20 minutes, so you can save your energy for climbing. I will need at least one person who can provide a safe lead belay but all must be able to provide a safe top-rope belay. Please let me know in the comments section if you have your own gear (rope, draws, anchor package) and if you can lead/lead belay. I will set up top ropes for anyone who wants to TR.
Required Items to Bring:
- harness, helmet, belay device, rock shoes
- rope/draws/sport anchor if you have them
- lunch, water, rain clothes

Recommended Items to Bring:
- sunscreen, chalk, bug spray

How to Get There:
Event Directions:   The trailhead is just below the Banff Centre for the Arts. It shows on the map as the "Surprise Corner Viewpoint."  
Carpool Departure Time:   07:30 AM
Carpool Location:   Our Lady of Assumption School
Carpool Directions:   Just north of 16th Ave on Sarcee Trail

Please let me know in the comments section when you reply if you have your own gear (rope, draws, anchor material, etc.) and if you plan on lead climbing or top roping. Thanks.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
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Registration for this event closed on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 08:00 PM.