Rock Review: Multipitch @ Deception - Sunday, Jun 25, 2023

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The Basics:
Event Type: Rock Climbing 
Event Location: Nanny Goat 
Date(s) & Time:   Sunday, Jun 25, 2023 08:00 AM (Carpool Departure: 08:00 AM @ Canoe Meadows)  
Registration Cut Off:   Saturday, Jun 24, 2023 06:00 PM  
Event Duration: Until dinner time! 
Difficulty Rating:   D3 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Shaun Luong

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


Multipitch @ Deception - A Rock Review Event

Deception is a 5.8 10-pitch mixed (sport and trad) multipitch rock climb on Nanny Goat. The approach is about 45 minutes, the climb should be about 5-8 hours, and the walk-off is about 1 hour. We will climb with our own backpacks with everything we need for the day, and I will lead all 10 pitches.

Participants should have some multipitch rock climbing experience, so send me a climbing resume outlining such.

No climbing instruction will be given.

You must register at the bottom of this page to attend this event.

Required Items to Bring:
  • harness, helmet, belay device, rock shoes
  • sport anchor if you have it
  • lunch, water, rain clothes
  • small backpack, light hiking shoes

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

How to Get There:
Event Directions:  

Park at the “Bow Valley Trail” parking lot on the 1A highway. Leave the parking lot on the south side of the 1A highway towards the Exshaw landfill (Francis Cooke Regional Resource Recovery Centre & Class III Landfill). Walk along the right (east) side of the landfill on an obvious trail paralleling the chained-link fence. Follow until till the fence turns left (west) around a 90 degree corner.

Keep following along the chained linked fence until there is a second 90 degree corner. At this second corner pick up a trail leaving the dump heading into the forest towards Nanny Goat (won’t be able to see cliff in forest). The newer less obvious trail will dump you out onto a wider more travelled trail.

Follow this obvious trail towards the drainage separating Nanny Goat and The Goat Wall (Coire Dubh drainage). Find a cairn on the left side of the trail that cuts into the forest away from the main trail heading slightly uphill. This trail is on the left side of the gravel wash below the Coire Dubh drainage. Stay on this trail as it slowly steepens and hikes up towards the water-stained gully.

Carpool Departure Time:   08:00 AM
Carpool Location:   Canoe Meadows
Carpool Directions:  

See Rock Review event page for details.


Trip Hazards – Must read BEFORE registering.

Rock Climbing

  • Rockfall

    • Rockfall can be caused by natural forces, or by people travelling through the terrain (e.g. climbing/scrambling/hiking). What are the risks? Impact from a falling rock can result in injury or death and can also damage equipment such as ropes.

  • Terrain

    • Trees, forest deadfall, and tree stumps

    •  Creeks

    • Rocks and Boulders

    • Variable and difficult walking terrain

    • Impact or collision with other persons or objects

    • Encounters with domestic or wild animals

    • Contact with poisonous flora or fauna

    • Loss of balance or control

    • Slips, trips and falls.

  • Falls and Belaying

    • Rock climbing presents the risk of falling from the wall causing the climber to collide with the wall or ground, which can lead to injury or death

    • The risk of belay failure is also present which can contribute to the risk of a ground fall

  • Communication, rescue and medical treatment

    • Communication can be difficult and in the event of a accident rescue and treatment may not be available

    • Adverse weather may also delay the arrival of treatment and transport out of the field

    • If an Injury occurs in challenging terrain movement to an evacuation point may be slow

    • Mitigated by

      • First Aid Training

      • Rescue Training

      • Satellite Communications

  • Other

    • Slips, trips and  falls both outdoors and indoors

    • Infectious disease contracted through viruses, bacteria, parasites, and fungi which may be transmitted through direct or indirect contact

    • Equipment failure

    • Negligent first aid

    • Negligence of other people

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    Registration for this event closed on Saturday, June 24, 2023 at 06:00 PM.