- Ensure that your membership for the Alpine Club of Canada is current.
- You will need to sign the ACC waiver before participating in any event. Download it, print a color copy, read it carefully, and sign it.
- Trips are designed to be experiential, informative and social
- Sign up for trips that will challenge you, but are not beyond your abilities. If inexperienced, go on easier trips first. Look at the trip classifications below prior to making your decision. If you’re not sure about a trip, contact the leader or coordinator and ask questions.
- Bring the right gear: Have the necessary equipment and in good working order. Broken or forgotten equipment can cause adverse affects on the entire group.
- Learn about the location and available routes of a climbing area before you attend.
- Pre-register with the trip coordinator, do not just show up you will not be permitted to participate.
- Understand that you are responsible for your safety and that safety is everyone’s responsibility.
Here are a few examples of climbing areas.
|Location||A Trip / Beginner||Location||B Trip / Intermediate||Location||C Trip / Advanced|
|Rattlesnake Point||5.3 and up||Mount Nemo||5.6 and up||Bon Echo||5.5 and up|
|Buffalo Crag||5.3 and up||Old Baldy (Sport Area)||5.9 and up||Lion’s Head||5.9 and up|
|Kelso||5.4 and up||Medcalf Rock||5.7 and up||Gunks, NY||5.4 and up|
|Niagara Gorge||bouldering||Devils Glen||5.8 and up||Dacks, NY||5.8 and up|
|Rumney, NH (Sport Area)||5.4 and up||Seneca Rocks, WV||5.7 and up|
As always, if you have any questions about the details of a particular trip, please contact the trip coordinator in advance of the trip.