OAC's Annual Crag Stewardship Day
Let's welcome back the spring climbing season once again with the OAC's annual Crag Stewardship Day
held in conjunction with Conservation Halton!
- Saturday, May 7, 9AM
- Rattlesnake Point, Upper Pavilion
All volunteers receive:
- Free entry to Rattlesnake Point
- BBQ lunch
- Entry for epic prize giveaways
- Cliffs available all afternoon
Bring gardening gloves!
And reusable plates, cups and cutlery for lunch.
For more details and to sign up please go to Crag Cleanup signup
On Saturday, May 7, we will help preserve the environment at one of Ontario's most popular crags, Rattlesnake Point.
As in previous years, climbers of all abilities have a chance to give back to one of our biggest supporters, Conservation Halton, by helping remove the invasive (yet edible) species, garlic mustard. Bring gardening gloves!
Please join us for one of the OAC's signature outdoor events at 9AM at the Upper Pavilion on May 7, rain or shine.
Conservation Halton will provide free parking permits to Rattlesnake Point for volunteers. The OAC will provide a BBQ lunch and prize draws. Please bring your own reusable plates, cups and cutlery for lunch. Following the lunch, you're encouraged to hop on the cliffs at Rattlesnake Point and Buffalo Crag.
Alpine touring in the East?
Absolutely! In March, five members of the Toronto Section spent a week skiing in
Quebec's Chic Choc Mountains. Read their account of the trip in the
ACC Chic Chocs Blog
Toronto Section Mountaineering Camp 2016
The Bon Echo Hut needs your donations!
The Bon Echo Hut is now 50 years old and it urgently needs upgrades and renovations. Help us bring the hut up to date by donating through the link below.
After clicking on the link, select "Bon Echo Hut" from the "donation type" drop down.
Climbers wanted - Rappell Toronto City Hall 2016
We now have 17 Toronto Climbers committed to throwing themselves off the top of Toronto City Hall in the 2016 Rope for Hope campaign for Make-A-Wish Canada. Click on the image at right to see the 2016 Team Members.
To qualify for this rappel, each team member must raise at least $1,500 for Make-A-Wish, and some have set their goals higher at $2,000 or $2,500 - and in one case $10,000! The funds raised will be used by Make-A-Wish to grant wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions, giving these kids increased hope, strength and enjoyment of life.
Ten of our Toronto Climbers have not yet qualified and are looking for your financial support. To see who these climbers are, please go to
www.ropeforhope.ca and click on the Toronto location, then find the Toronto Climbers team. This site shows the names of all 17 Toronto Climbers and their results to date. To support the climber of your choice, just click on that climber's name to take you to a personal donation site.
I've included a poster on the website showing photos and names for all 17 of our team's climbers this year. If you already know which climber you wish to support, just follow the instructions on the poster. With your help, these climbers hope to raise a total of $37,500 and have so far raised just over $25,000. Please help them reach 100% of their goal this year!
And if you're in downtown Toronto on Friday, June 10th, be sure to come and join the Make-A-Wish families to watch us rappel down the east face of Toronto City Hall!