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Trip Information
Name: Mount Davidson and The Sphinx - D, 5.7 & 5.9
Starts: Thu Aug 15, 2013
Meetup: St. David's Church at 8:00 a.m.
Return: Sun Aug 18, 2013

Registration opens: Tue Jul 09, 2013
Event category: Mountaineering
Difficulty grade: D5  [?]
For members only: Yes
Screening used: Yes
Max participants: 4

Organizer: Don Montrichard
Profile info:
Trip Planning Questions

1. Have you climbed any alpine routes rated "D" (or higher) in the past 12 months, and (if so) which ones and when?

2. Appetite for Destruction or Chinese Democracy?

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Participant Information

Objectives are the Northeast Ridge of Mount Davidson and North Ridge of the Sphinx.

This will involve a long approach and likely difficult climbing conditions, with the potential for significant objective dangers.

Please consider NOT seeking to join this trip unless you have conducted your own research into the climb, and compared that with your own experience and skill. At a minimum, you will have the fitness, equipment, skills and experience to perform all of the following:

(a) wilderness camping in the snow;

(b) belayed climbing;

(c) rappelling:

(d) lead climbing up to 5.9;

(e) glacier travel and crevasse rescue; and,

(f) 1000+ metres of ascent per day.

If you want to receive a response from the Trip Organizer, you must answer the questions for participants (see right-hand side of Trip Page).

All participants must bring their personal climbing gear (harness, belay device, locking biner, mountaineering boots, helmet, crampons, ice axe and/or ice tools, glacier travel and crevasse rescue gear).

Logistics are self-organized. Please use the Planning Forum attached to this trip page to organize rides to the meeting point and to let others know whether you can drive to trailhead or not. Please also indicate if you can provide a tent (and how many you can fit inside) and a stove to share with other trip participants.

Please update your BCMC Account Profile with your emergency contact information. To do that you have to login on the website, click the "My account" button at top right, then click on "edit profile information", then select the "private information" tab and enter your emergency contact information -- this info will stay in your profile and is made available to a trip organizer automatically -- it saves time at the meeting point.

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