Ha Ling NE Face - Thursday, Jun 29, 2023

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The Basics:
Event Type: Rock Climbing 
Event Location: Spray Lakes Road 
Event Starts:   Thursday, Jun 29, 2023 07:30 AM (Carpool Departure: 06:15 AM @ Shouldice Park and Ride)  
Event Ends:   Thursday, Jun 29, 2023 05:32 PM  
Registration Cut Off:   Wednesday, Jun 28, 2023 03:32 PM  
Difficulty Rating:   D2 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Dan Doll

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:   3 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No


With an improved weather forecast for Thursday, let's try to avoid the crowds and get in a classic route on Ha Ling, the 5.6, 11-pitch NE Face. You should have instruction/experience belaying a leader, climbing/cleaning multi pitch trad routes and be comfortable with the grade. Hike down the Ha Ling trail from the summit.  

Required Items to Bring:

Helmet, harness, rock shoes, belay device with triple action locking carabiner, 2x locking carabiners, PAS or 120 cm sling, warm layers, wind/waterproof clothing, sunscreen, food and water for a full day, approach shoes.

Recommended Items to Bring:

Belay / warm gloves, bug spray, sunglasses, three part collapsible pole for the descent

How to Get There:
Carpool Departure Time:   06:15 AM
Carpool Location:   Shouldice Park and Ride


Please note the potential hazards and risks associated with this activity:

·       Rockfall

·       Rockfall can be caused by natural forces, or by people traveling 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

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
Please review our participant responsibility guidelines!

*Cancellation Policy*: If a participant is unable to attend a paid course or trip, there will be no refund unless the participant finds a suitable replacement that is acceptable to the trip coordinator. Acceptable waiting list candidates will have priority. It will then be the participant's responsibility to recover funds from the replacement. If the coordinator cancels an event, participants get a refund (less any non-recoverable costs). Note that ACC National does not refund hut fees due to weather, delay, closures, or any other reasons. The Calgary Section of the ACC is a not for profit club and we only charge attendees what it costs us to provide courses or trips.

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Registration for this event closed on Wednesday, June 28, 2023 at 03:32 PM.