Avalanche Conditions

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

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

Climbers' access group, worth supporting.

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

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North Ghost devastated
Fearful Symmetry
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#15898 - 03/22/14 03:51 PM Re: After the ice is gone [Re: Scottw5]
Maury Offline

Registered: 10/31/09
Posts: 234
Loc: Alberta
I think those are all great ideas. Likely that a few climbs get cleaned-up but no one never finds out. I cleaned up Murchison & Whimper Wall last summer, so they'll be clean for a few years yet. Whimper Wall had never been cleaned-up, notice the 2 conduits in the picture. Filled my backback with 80+ cord assemblies from Murchison. Curtain Call, Shades of Beauty are popular. Polar Circus must be disgusting, but getting in there wouldn't be soo easy...

#15908 - 03/23/14 08:37 PM Re: After the ice is gone [Re: Scottw5]
gmcdougall Offline

Registered: 11/22/07
Posts: 101
Maury: I want my conduit backů..

#16068 - 07/20/14 06:34 PM Re: After the ice is gone [Re: Scottw5]
Maury Offline

Registered: 10/31/09
Posts: 234
Loc: Alberta
Hiked into Hydrophobia and Sorcerer on July 15, 2014 with Antonio. Camped at the bottom of the big hill and took a quad to the North Ghost. The ride in is as rough and windy as ever. The mosquitoes are almost deet resistant. Cleaned up both climbs, heaviest pack I've ever carried on the way out. 50L backpack full of wet cord. This is what we found AFTER the flood, must be tons more buried and we found cord as far as 500m downstream of Hydrophobia. Beautiful grassy spots with big boulders, hard to believe that 4 people worked a route up those roofs, and a pretty cool belay swing up high!!!

#16071 - 07/29/14 10:03 PM Re: After the ice is gone [Re: Scottw5]
Jonathan Offline

Registered: 09/06/09
Posts: 14
Loc: Calgary
Amazingly good work - a big thank you from me on behalf of climbers of all descriptions!! This is a great selfless act, and I wish more people in the world had this sense of responsibility.
PS - did you give McDougall his conduit back yet??

#16109 - 10/07/14 07:10 AM Re: After the ice is gone [Re: Scottw5]
Grant P Online   content

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Registered: 11/10/07
Posts: 1026
Loc: Calgary
I was up Ranger Creek a month or two ago with a buddy and we pulled out a bit of tat, surprisingly little I thought though. I think we each had about a grocery bag of tat. The 2013 flood probably buried all previous lost gear.

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