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Avalanche Conditions
CRITICAL TO CHECK.

Mountain Safety
Good information on traveling safely in the Canadian backcountry.

Ice Encyclopedia
Nice site providing route descriptions and photos for ice climbs in Alberta and BC.

Canmore Guide
Where to stay, eat, etc.

Rockies Climbing Cycle
Ice Season Progression--how to plan a trip to the Rockies.

Gravsports.com
The old Gravsports Ice Page--lots of info on past years, etc.

ACMG
Mountain Conditions Reports, good resource from guides in the area.

CASA
Climbers' access group, worth supporting.

TABVAR
Local org that replaces sketchy old anchors and crappy bolts. Give them money.

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West of Lake Louise
Jump to new posts field - silk tassel: 12/13/2017 by chrysopolis @ Yesterday at 04:59 PM

climbed silk tassel today with ken s. climb is in fine form, sun hit it early pm. bubble wrap is nowhere near in. coal minerís daughter looked fatter than usual. from the road, super bock looked in, although the start of the top pillar was barely t
Ghost and North on the East Side of Rockies
Jump to new posts Re: Beowulf 2017/18 by Peter T @ Yesterday at 12:31 PM

Thanks miked. Folks, this is serious, be warned! best if left alone until ice has the chance to recover. Any further movement on this climb will only cause further degradation and/or possible rescue needed.
Kananaskis and South on the east side.
Jump to new posts Re: Parallels Falls conditions by ozman05 @ 12/12/17 09:34 PM

Drove by 2 weeks ago (before the warm spells) & they looked very climbable, not thin at all.
Ghost and North on the East Side of Rockies
Jump to new posts Re: Beowulf 2017/18 by miked @ 12/12/17 09:26 PM

Beowulf is getting hit hard! It may not be possible to get to the anchor at the top of the first pitch after today until another good freeze. Where climb thins out just below this anchor the ice is very suspect and there is open fast running water
Kananaskis and South on the east side.
Jump to new posts Re: Parallels Falls conditions by Glen Fielhaber @ 12/12/17 09:15 AM

I think Kananasis rescue did some training on them a couple weeks ago, they posted a picture or two somewhere. From the picture I saw they looked a little thin in spots but very much climbable.
Kananaskis and South on the east side.
Jump to new posts Parallels Falls conditions by Louis Larochelle @ 12/11/17 05:19 PM

Did anybody drove by Burstall Pass lately? Any idea how Parallel Falls looks like? Thinking heading that way on Friday. Thanks!
Ghost and North on the East Side of Rockies
Jump to new posts Re: Ghost Road Conditions - winter 2017/2018 by RobertSinclair @ 12/11/17 10:50 AM

The "S-Hill" or "S-Turn" is this turn. On google maps it's Right here Pic of google maps I'm not 100% on the names...
General Discussion
Jump to new posts Re: ice climbing coin by Glen Fielhaber @ 12/11/17 08:46 AM

Tisk tisk, he forgot to flip the handle closed on his screw.
Bow Valley and Environs
Jump to new posts Spray River 2017/18 by Glen Fielhaber @ 12/11/17 08:37 AM

Made the hike up to spray river falls on Saturday. The hike can be made just in boots no micro spikes/yak tracks needed, though they could be handy in a few spots. The climb itself is in good shape and still growing. The second pitch had a bit o
Ghost and North on the East Side of Rockies
Jump to new posts Re: Ghost Road Conditions - winter 2017/2018 by Grant P @ 12/10/17 08:21 PM

What is the s-turn people are referring to? Is it the double hill dip between logging markers km-9 and km-10. (it has two hills that drop down into, then out of a dip). I heard another roll over happened yesterday (Sat 9th-Dec). We need a sanding pl
Bow Valley and Environs
Jump to new posts The Professor Falls 2017-18 by Grant P @ 12/10/17 08:20 PM

Sun 10-Dec-2017 Basically in early season conditions. Approach is pretty decent. Dry pavement from the gate, past the fork in the road, and around the bend. After the bend there is a little ice on the road in pretty short sections, either avoidable
Ghost and North on the East Side of Rockies
Jump to new posts Re: Ghost Road Conditions - winter 2017/2018 by Shaun Fluker @ 12/10/17 08:14 AM

Transalta road remains icy (dec 9). Extra care is required at the 's-turn'.
Ghost and North on the East Side of Rockies
Jump to new posts Re: Orient Point 2017/2018 by Shaun Fluker @ 12/10/17 08:08 AM

Approach ice on the right has one open pool of water 2/3 of the way up. Easily avoided on rock - but approach ice on left seems like a better option. Hidden dragon (reference to Grant's picture above): Left pillar still touching down. Middle left pi
Kananaskis and South on the east side.
Jump to new posts Re: King Creek by Grant P @ 12/09/17 06:59 PM

2017-2018 season Sat 9-Dec-2017 Approach is not bad, couple of creek crossings. The avi gullies you have to cross have pretty minimal snow accumulation in them currently with plenty of rocks showing. The Gully Flow had a fairly fat but narrow amoun
SAFETY NOTICES RELEVANT TO CLIMBERS AND SKIERS
Jump to new posts Ice Climber's Responsibility Code by iceadmin/Will Gadd @ 12/09/17 01:24 PM

Hi, this is something a loose group of active ice climbers and ice guides came up with to help reduce conflict and improve safety on ice climbs. I'll update this here as it evolves with edits and ideas. Cheers! Ice Climbing Responsibility Code 1
General Discussion
Jump to new posts Re: ice climbing coin by Ian Greant @ 12/08/17 08:16 PM

That's cooler than I expected.
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