January 11. Mount Troy ski/snowboard. Keith Andrews is leading a trip up Mount Troy. This is a moderate climb that requires back country skis or splitboard. This may also require an avalanche beacon, probe, and shovel. Contact Keith by January 10, Friday 7PM at 957-6055.
January 18. Mount McGinnis Winter Climb. Carl is leading a climb up Mount McGinnis. This is a difficult climb that requires crampons, snowshoes, and other back country winter gear. Contact Carl by 7 PM Friday January 17 for more information at 723-9323
January 21. Mountain skills practice. Dani Evenson is leading a practice session on mountaineering skills at the Rock Dump Tuesday from 6-8 PM. The practice may cover the following skills but will be tailored to the skill level of the group.
1. Prusiking up/down a free hanging fixed line
2. Prusiking along a low angle traverse (hand line) + clipping thru pro
3. Rapelling (demo on floor 1st) with belay device and munter hitch
4. Escaping a belay.
If you have any of the following equipment bring climbing shoes, harness, glacier travel gear like biners, ATCs, prussic etc if you have them. If you don’t have this stuff, others can share. You will need shoes and a harness and these can be rented at the gym.
Cost: $13 (or $11 with punch card).
January 25. Happy Valley exploration. Drew Maples is leading a trip to explore the valley between McGinnis and Mt Stroller White. The intent of this trip, in addition to getting outside, is to scout potential winter routes up Mt Stroller White. This is a moderate trip that will require crampons, ice axe, and snowshoes. If you are interested please contact Drew before 7PM Friday January 24 at 957-0055.
February 3. Monthly Meeting. The February meeting will be at the downtown library at 6:30 PM. Come with ideas, to meet others, or listen in.