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Bon Echo climbing weekend
July 13 - July 14
Custodian: Gavin Smith
Saturday, July 13 – Sunday, July 14, 2019
The cliff at Bon Echo is in a beautiful setting, rising 300 feet out of Lake Mazinaw. There is a large number of existing 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: alpineclubtoronto.ca/bonecho/
The ACC hut is on the far side of the lake, and most climbers get there by the club boat. Usual pickup times at the public dock on North Mazinaw Heights Rd. are 10:30 p.m. Friday and 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Other times must be arranged ahead of time with the custodian.
CUSTODIAN: Contact Gavin Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday evening to let him know when you are arriving.
HUT FEES: Members: $20 per day/night. Non-members: $40 per day/night. Fees include boat transport to the dock and cliff.
WHAT TO EXPECT: The hut is for cooking and eating only, with dinnerware and cooking equipment provided. Climbers sleep in their own tents.There is a limited number of campsites. Please pack out your garbage. The last boat trip to the dock is 5 p.m. Sunday (unless the custodian advises otherwise). Please respect the custodian’s right to go home at a reasonable hour.
TRIP CLASSIFICATION: B/C
WAIVER: You must read and understand it ahead of time and sign a colour copy in ink on arrival: https://alpineclubtoronto.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/ACCWaiver.pdf