Explore a new climbing area – Shithead Canyon in the Ghost - Sunday, Jun 04, 2023

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The Basics:
Event Type: Rock Climbing 
Event Location: Ghost Wilderness Area 
Event Starts:   Sunday, Jun 04, 2023 08:30 AM (Carpool Departure: 08:30 AM @ Triwood Arena or along Crowchild on the way out of the city.)  
Event Ends:   Sunday, Jun 04, 2023 04:00 PM  
Registration Cut Off:   Saturday, Jun 03, 2023 12:00 PM  
Difficulty Rating:   D4 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Nicole Morter
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Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members & Guests, 18 And Older Only  
Attendee Screening:   Attendees are Pre-Screened
Maximum Group Size: 4
Maximum No. Guests: 1
Minimum Group Size: 2
Maximum No. Guests Per Member: 1
Number Registered So Far:   0 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No


Come and join us for a day of climbing in the Ghost’s newest sport climbing area - Shithead Canyon. We developed this area on and off in the last few years and it currently offers four bolt protected routes in a shady canyon. Two of them are two pitches long and all are in the range from 5.10a to 5.11a or b. The length of each pitch is in between 25 and 30 m and the approach is less than 30 minutes with hardly any elevation gain.


We still have two projects there which we want to try that day, but as not everybody owns a 4x4 we want to give two more people the opportunity to join that day and sample the already open climbs (six pitches) on the excellent rock Shithead offers.


As we will mostly work on our projects, you will have to be independent and we will need an even number of people to make it work (preference will be given to people who bring their own climbing partner, but single sign-ups are welcome as long as we have two of them at the end). As you can see on the grades, this is not a beginner trip and no top ropes will be set up by us. We have done our best to clean the routes, and the rock in the canyon is generally pretty good, but they are still new routes and have seen very few ascents so be prepared for some dirt and possibly some loose rock.


If we haven’t climbed with you recently, please send us a quick email outlining your climbing experience and tell us a bit about yourself. Maybe even include one or two reference who can vet you.

Required Items to Bring:

A list of required items will be sent out to the participants.

How to Get There:
Carpool Departure Time:   08:30 AM
Carpool Location:   Triwood Arena or along Crowchild on the way out of the city.
Carpool Directions:  

Meeting location will be set up once participants are admitted to the trip. Gas will be shared in between all of us.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
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Registration for this event closed on Saturday, June 03, 2023 at 12:00 PM.