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Bon Echo Women’s Weekend

When: Weekend of Sept 7-8th. Where: Park and meet @ Tapping’s Bay boat launch at Mazinaw Lake on the evening of Friday Sept 6th. Carpools can be coordinated for participants if required. Description: This weekend is about empowering women and genderqueer climbers, and their allies. As with all our Bon Echo weekends, everyone is welcome. Please respect the goal of fostering […]

Pub Night: ‘Promoting a better ACC – a discussion of inclusion’ – Thu June 13 @ 6:30 pm

Please note the time change for this particular Pub Nite – starting at 6:30 pm When: Thurs June 13th @ 6:30 pm Where: Imperial Pub, Back Room – 54 Dundas Street East, Toronto Topic: Join us for our final pub night of the season with a special guest speaker from Bow Valley DEI. Aurora Borin has been involved with the […]

Climbing: Sport Climbing 101 Clinic – Sat June 15

WHEN: June 15th, 2024 WHERE: Mount Nemo Conservation Area (Reservations required). DESCRIPTION: This clinic is intended for climbers that need a refresher on sport climbing skills and for climbers that have been lead climbing indoors and aspire to transition from plastic holds in the gym onto Ontario limestone in the great outdoors! We will review tips and tricks for sport climbing including rope management, clipping […]

Climbing: Trad Climbing 201 Clinic – Sat June 22

WHEN: June 22nd, 2024 WHERE:   Kelso or Rattlesnake Conservation Area; TBD at a later date (Reservations required). DESCRIPTION:  This event is a continuation of the “Intro to Trad Climbing” clinic for those that seek additional practice placing gear, i.e. cams & nuts, for protection. During the clinic, participants will: 1) practice placing gear; 2) aid second trad routes to test gear placements; and 3) clean […]

2024 National ACC AGM – Sat May 25 @ 5 pm (EDT)

A reminder that the Alpine Club of Canada’s (National) 2024 Annual General Meeting will be held in person in Canmore as well as online via Zoom call on Saturday, May 25 at 3:00 pm MDT (5:00 pm EDT). We encourage all members to attend to represent their section. All information including previous meeting minutes, annual reports and how to register […]

Clinic: Anchor Building and Rappelling – Sat May 25

WHEN: May 25th, 2024 WHERE: Rattlesnake Point Conservation Area (Reservations required) DESCRIPTION: This clinic will review knot tying, the basic principles of building climbing anchors and how to rappel. Participants will have the opportunity to build anchors and rappel down them. Great for aspiring outdoor climbers! GEAR: Helmet (mandatory), harness, ATC and pear-shaped locking carabiner, slings or PAS, “third hand” and any other personal […]

Summer Solstice Camping, Climbing, Hiking Weekend

WHEN: June 21-23, 2024 WHERE: Rattlesnake Conservation Area (Reservations required). DESCRIPTION: The summer solstice camping, climbing, and hiking weekend at Rattlesnake point is an opportunity to enjoy some of the longest days of summer. Participants bring their own food, climbing/hiking gear, and camping necessities. Note: there is a large shelter with several picnic tables on the campsite. MAX PARTICIPANTS: 20, at […]

Climbing: Women and Genderqueer Trad Event

WHEN: Saturday June 8, 2024   WHERE:   Kelso or Rattlesnake Conservation Area; TBD at a later date (Reservations required). DESCRIPTION:  This event is for women and genderqueer climbers of any experience level in trad climbing.  The goal will be to meet other climbers, top rope or lead on trad climbs, or for those new to trad, there will be opportunity for mentorship.   MAX PARTICIPANTS:  10 GEAR:  Helmet […]

Climbing: Single Pitch Rock Rescue Course with ONE AXE Pursuits – May 26

WHERE: Rattlesnake Point Conservation Area (Reservations required). DESCRIPTION:  This 9 hour course is designed to give you a solid foundation in performing climbing-related rescue techniques for rappelling, top rope climbing and single pitch lead climbing. You will learn how to ascend and descend your rope with various techniques, conduct mid-rope load transfers, tie rescue knots and hitches, tie off and escape your belay, lower injured climbers […]

Pub Night: ACC Trivia Night! – May 23 @ 7:30 pm

When: Thurs May 23rd @ 7:30 pm Where: Imperial Pub, Back Room – 54 Dundas Street East, Toronto Topic: Join us for a night of fun where you can test your knowledge with some exciting climbing trivia. Topics will include Canadian climbing history, random ACC facts, technical and gear knowledge, and more! Participants can play in teams of up to […]

Bon Echo Boat for Sale

18ft Aluminum Welded Workboat: $15,000 “Mink” hull with self draining floor. Built by Kropf in Parry Sound, 2002. Used as ferry boat on a lake in eastern Ontario for 20 years. Total hours on hull 4015 hours. Current motor about 1500 hours. Motor is 60 hp Johnson 4 stroke (Suzuki 4 cylinder) from about 2002, serviced every year. There is […]

Climbing: Intro to Trad Climbing Clinic – May 5

WHEN: May 5th, 2024 WHERE: Rattlesnake Point Conservation Area (Reservations recommended) DESCRIPTION:  This event is for those who are either needing to brush up on their trad skills, or for climbers interested in learning about trad climbing.  The clinic will provide an opportunity to second and clean gear, mock lead, and learn or practice anchor building.   There will be opportunity […]