Another fantastic trip to Canada with Dave Rone for SPRING BREAK 2015!!!!! We landed in Calgary late Friday night, departed the 2nd Sunday after for 8 possible climbing days.
We managed some excellent climbing, one link up of two large ice routes and a bit of rock climbing on an "active rest day" just outside of Canmore.
The tick list (with the grades we found them in 'ish);
Rhamnusia: M8 WI6 160m (Dave led to the top of the mixed only)
French Reality: M7++ WI6 145m
Link up of Hydrophobia WI5+ 160m and The Sorcerer WI5 210m
Sport climbing in Cougar creek up to 10c
Nemesis: WI5+ 140m
Man Yoga: First two real pitches: M7 & M7
-Final climbing day...I left my boots at the hotel...learned this after the two hour drive to the base of This House of Sky-WI4 500m in the Ghost...needless to say, we didn't climb...DANG!
Below are a few pics from the trip;
first 2 pitches of Rhamnusia
M8 3rd pitch
base of French Reality
2ed pitch of French
traveling in style in the Ghost Wilderness
finally above the coulds
a foreshortened Hydrophobia
sport climbing on an ice trip?!?!
back to the headwall for day #3 up there!
1st pitch of Nemesis
2nd pitch of Man Yoga
driving home from the Ghost after I forgot my boots...