Front Range Beta
Airport: Fly to the Calgary International Airport.
Food: A number of restaurants, cafés and pubs in Calgary and Cochrane along the way.
Climbing Shops: There’s an mec in Calgary and Vertical Addiction in Camore.
Climbing Gyms: Bolder in Calgary is great for bouldering. For ropes, head to the Hanger, ccc or the Stronghold.
Season: Front Ranges are good from November to April, depending on the weather.
Avalanches: Check the avalanche bulletin online at daily. Have avalanche beacons for both climbers in any avalanche prone areas.
Gear: Most climbs are more than one pitch. It’s best to climb with twin ropes, half ropes or bring a tag-line. Full rack of ice screws. A V-thread/No-thread kit.
Apparel: Have enough layers for 10 C to - 40 C. You never know what the temperatures will feel like. A chinook can warm a day quickly. Arctic air can drop temps within minutes. Bring a few pairs of gloves.