Alpine/Trad Climbing - Multi Pitch - Napsihu Ridge - Wednesday, Jun 26, 2024

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Once you've reviewed the event details, and decided you'd like to join us, you MUST sign up at the bottom of this page.

You are STRONGLY encouraged to read this page in its entirety before signing up.
The Basics:
Event Type: Rock Climbing 
Event Location: Banff 
Event Starts:   Wednesday, Jun 26, 2024 06:00 AM  
Event Ends:   Wednesday, Jun 26, 2024 05:00 PM  
Registration Cut Off:   Tuesday, Jun 25, 2024 08:00 PM  
Difficulty Rating:   D3 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Christopher Candela

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members & Guests, 18 And Older Only  
Attendee Screening:   Registration is First-Come/First-Serve
Maximum Group Size: 3
Minimum Group Size: 2
Number Registered So Far:   0 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No

We'll try to climb the Napsihu Ridge on The Finger.

Frequently asked questions:

How long is it ?
The approach is 3.5km (650m elevation) to the start of the climb.
Then we'll have to climb 12 short pitches between 5.4 and 5.8 and do 11 rappels + some downclimbing.
Finally we'll have to hike back to the parking lot.

I'm not confident. Can I really do it ?
The climb itself will be easy/moderate. If you climb regularly in a gym and comfortable on 5.9  should have no problem climbing any of these multi pitches.

You won't have to lead if you don't want to... However at the minimum you need to know how to lead belay (trad) with double ropes and a reverso.
Also you need to be comfortable and fast to rappel. We have 11 rappels to do so we need to be efficient. It's not the time and place to learn how to do it.

What gear should I bring ?
You will need:

- Harness (MANDATORY)
- Helmet (MANDATORY)
- Climbing shoes (MANDATORY)
- 4 carabiners (MANDATORY)
- 1 prussik (MANDATORY)
- 1 x 120cm sling (MANDATORY)
- ATC/Reverso belay device (MANDATORY)

- InReach or similar device (if you have one)
- Camera
- Sunscreen, Glasses
- Layers (for wind, snow, cold...)
- Snack/Lunch and enough water for the day

The trip leader will bring the ropes, quickdraws, anchors sets and 2 radios.

What could prevent the event to happen ?
The event might be cancelled or postponed if:

- The forecast shows very cold temperatures or risk of rain
- One person forget essential gear (harness, helmet...)
- Unexpected trail (or area) closure

To be arranged with the group if needed. Note that I live in Canmore so people coming from Calgary or Cochrane will need their own transportation.

Selection Process:
If we haven't climbed together before please send an email (you'll find it at the bottom of the page) and describe:

- Your rock climbing experience
- Your multi pitch experience (sport & trad)

Note that this is not a first-come first-serve trip. If you don't submit this information you will not be part of the trip.

Possible hazards:


Rock fall, Cliffs, Trees, Creeks, Encounters with domestic or wild animals, Loss of balance or control, Slips trips and falls, etc

Communication, rescue and medical treatment

Communication can be difficult and in the event of an 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.


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!

Contact information:
If you have any questions or doubts feel free to send me an email at
SMS or whatsapp: 514 632 4287

It is a recreational trip and NOT a guided trip. The trip leader is volunteering and is not acting in the role of a guide. We are working as a group for: safety, decision making...

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 Tuesday, June 25, 2024 at 08:00 PM.