Trad Mixed Climbing with Sean Isaac - Sunday, Mar 10, 2024

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The Basics:
Event Type: Training 
Event Location: Haffner Creek 
Event Starts:   Sunday, Mar 10, 2024 07:29 AM  
Event Ends:   Sunday, Mar 10, 2024 04:29 PM  
Registration Cut Off:   Friday, Mar 01, 2024 07:29 AM  
Difficulty Rating:   D1 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Julie Morter
Elisabeth Dupuis

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members Only  
Attendee Screening:   Attendees are Pre-Screened
Maximum Group Size: 6
Maximum No. Guests: 0
Minimum Group Size: 6
Maximum No. Guests Per Member: 0
Number Registered So Far:   0 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No


This one day course combines drytooling and mixed climbing with trad rock gear skills to give participants a foundation for naturally-protected trad mixed routes and even summer alpine mixed routes.  These are necessary skills to progress to classic mixed routes like Coire Dubh Integrale, Red Man Soars, Mixed Master and even North Face of Athabasca or Scottish winter climbing.  Areas of focus will include hazard evaluation, thin ice, efficient movement, resting, lead strategy, icy cracks, stopper heading, hexes versus cams, ice hooks and piton craft.  The goal of the day is to get all participants doing mock leads on a variety of different trad mixed routes at haffner creek.

Required Items to Bring:

Harness, belay device, helmet, boots, crampons (monopoints are ideal but not necessary), ice tools

Prerequisite: no previous mixed experience is required but some trad experience is recommended.  Participants must be able to offer a safe top rope

Recommended Items to Bring:

Bring your own trad rack if you own it

How to Get There:
Event Directions:  

Highway 93S



Sean Isaac is an ACMG alpine guide specializing in ice and mixed instruction.  He has been ice climbing for 30 years and guiding for the past 20.  He is the author of the ACC « Ice Climbing Leaders Field Handbook » and « How to Ice Climb » by Falcon.  He has also written the how-to book « Mixed Climbing » and the guidebook « Mixed Climbs in the Canadian Rockies ».

Payment Options:
  • Member $213.66 CAD
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Registration for this event closed on Friday, March 01, 2024 at 07:29 AM.