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 a safe space. There will be a limited number of spots open for those identifying as women and genderqueer who are new to Bon Echo or new to trad to be paired with a mentor/leader. Please indicate during sign up if you need a mentor/leader, or a partner.

The cliff at Bon Echo is in a beautiful setting, rising 300 feet out of Lake Mazinaw. There is a large number of multipitch trad routes, from 5.0 to 5.12. However, there is no sport climbing. Because the cliff lies within a provincial park, there are rules that must be observed (mandatory helmets is one). Make yourself familiar with them at the section website

The ACC hut is on the far side of the lake, and most climbers get there by the club boat. Pickup times at the public dock should be arranged with the trip leader/custodian between 5 pm and 1030 pm on the Friday, although other times may be arranged upon request.

Pre-paid via e-transfer. Fees include boat transport to the dock and cliff.
Members: $25 per day/night.
Non-members: $50 per day/night.
Age 13 to 18 half price, under 13 free.

What to expect:
The hut is open and has a full kitchen. Climbers sleep in their own tents. Please pack out your garbage. The last boat trip to the dock is 4pm Sunday (unless the custodian advises otherwise).

Trip Classification: B/C

Waiver: You will be required to sign an ACC waiver at the dock upon arrival.

Note: This is not a course or clinic, and will offer no formal teaching. Rather, peer mentorship may be shared between participants with ranging experience levels.

Trip Leader/Custodian: For more information or to sign up please contact Laura Woodall @

Trip Classification: B/C. Be aware of any hazards with regards to each activity. Participants must be proficient at lead belaying.

Gear: Participants are responsible for providing their own gear (helmet, harness, rock shoes, belay/rappel device) plus trad gear and rope if they intend to lead.

Waiver: Please read the waiver before attending and sign a color copy of it in ink upon arrival.

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