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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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#19197 - 11/06/17 12:57 PM Bad Anchors
Grant P Offline

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Registered: 11/10/07
Posts: 1026
Loc: Calgary
Very few ice climbers have a drill in their pack but no doubt like myself, happen to come across damaged, missing, corroded, or otherwise mank anchors. I'm going to put this here as somewhere to make a report. It's certainly no guarantee anything will be done but once in a while you get a climber who might be gracious enough to upgrade an anchor.
By way of example, the rap anchor to exit Valley Of The Birds was getting iced over and hit when people chopped it out (hitting a bolt or its hanger can compromise its integrity - don't hit em). The old one is on climbers left but look directly to climbers right now to see a new rap anchor on the opposite wall.

So if you come across any in need of attention, or you see something here and fix it, report it so we all know its good.

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#19225 - 11/18/17 11:54 PM Re: Bad Anchors [Re: Grant P]
Grant P Offline

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Registered: 11/10/07
Posts: 1026
Loc: Calgary
Saw work needed if anyone has one with them.
Blue Cheese - on the approach.
The Professor Falls - on the route.

Bolts, cord, debris - see something, add it here.

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#19237 - 11/25/17 10:25 AM Re: Bad Anchors [Re: Grant P]
Grant P Offline

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Registered: 11/10/07
Posts: 1026
Loc: Calgary
Last year I went into King Creek late seaso . Can anyone confirm if there are bolts on the main flow or perhaps they were buried under snow/ice. Does it need a higher anchor for late season?

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