Front Range Beta

Gripped - - NATIVE STONES -

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.

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