Devil's Head - Friday, Sep 15, 2023

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The Basics:
Event Type: Scramble 
Event Location: Devil's Head in the Ghost River Valley 
Event Starts:   Friday, Sep 15, 2023 03:00 PM (Carpool Departure: 03:30 PM @ HW22/HW1 Crossing)  
Event Ends:   Saturday, Sep 16, 2023 09:00 PM  
Registration Cut Off:   Saturday, Sep 23, 2023 04:30 PM  
Difficulty Rating:   D3 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Mathurin Romand

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


The Climb: Devil's Head is a difficult and remote scramble in the ghost area.


Fitness/Skill Expectations:  You must be prepared for a long day in the mountains and experienced with difficult scrambing. 

You should be prepared to ascend and descend about 1,200 m of elevation gain over 20km.

Logistics:  The plan is to drive to the Ghosts on Friday Afteroon, Camp in the Ghosts Public land (You are resposble of your Public Land Camping Pass), climb Cathedral Mountain on Saturday, drive back home in the evening.

Screening: Event attendees will be screened to ensure they have the necessary skills and experience to complete this climb.  Sign-up is not first come first served, and attendees will be selected at the discretion of the trip leader. 

If we haven't climbed together recently send me a quick email at: explaining your experience, fitness, previous trips this season and why your a good fit for the trip. 

Weather:  The forecast for Saturday looks currently good. Days are becoming shorter so we will probably start early on Saturday to give us enough time.

Required Items to Bring:

Helmet, harness, rappel/belay device, warm clothes, food, water, anything else you might need.  

Please bring some water shoes/runners to cross the 3 river crossings in the morning and in the night without taking on and off your boots/approach shoes.

I will bring a rope and a small rack.

Detailed list will be discussed with the group before Saturday.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:  

Highway 40 to the Ghost, Gravel Road, 4x4 Road and river crossings to the North Ghost to the marker 39.

Carpool Departure Time:   03:30 PM
Carpool Location:   HW22/HW1 Crossing

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 Saturday, September 23, 2023 at 04:30 PM.