Mount Bell, NE Ridge 5.4 - Sunday, Oct 02, 2022

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The Basics:
Event Type: Alpine 
Event Location: Taylor Lake Trailhead 
Date(s) & Time:   Sunday, Oct 02, 2022 05:30 AM (Carpool Departure: 05:30 AM @ Our-Lady-of-Assumption School (34 Avenue NW))  
Registration Cut Off:   Saturday, Oct 01, 2022 07:00 PM  
Event Duration: 1 Day 
Difficulty Rating:   D2 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Joad Clement

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members Only  
Attendee Screening:   Attendees are Pre-Screened
Maximum Group Size: 3
Maximum No. Guests: 0
Minimum Group Size: 2
Maximum No. Guests Per Member: 0
Number Registered So Far:   1 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No


The NE ridge of Mount Bell is a moderate alpine climb on good quartzite by Rockies standards. While the ridge can be scrambled up in the best conditions, we will likely pitch the steepest, exposed sections. There is sustained exposure throughout the ridge climb. Bring climbing shoes and gloves as the rock will be cold in the morning.

From the Taylor Lake trailhead, the base of the ridge is accessed from between Taylor and O'Brien lake. The approach to the bottom of the ridge takes 2.5 hours from the road. The descent is the scramble route down the S ridge to the col, then down to O'Brien lake. Expect a 12-hour day.

Required Items to Bring:

Harness, belay device, helmet, climbing shoes, pole(s) (for the steep descent), climbing gloves, layered clothing, food, water, tuque + mitts, headlamp

How to Get There:
Event Directions:  

Carpool Departure Time:   05:30 AM
Carpool Location:   Our-Lady-of-Assumption School (34 Avenue NW)
Carpool Directions:  

Meet at the school at 5:30 for a departure at 5:35 am. I live in Marda Loop and can pick up participants along the way. Contact me for alternate carpooling locations (e.g. Hwy 22 turnoff)


Fitness level: able to ascend 1,500m at a moderate, steady pace
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Registration for this event closed on Saturday, October 01, 2022 at 07:00 PM.