Alpine Club Of Canada - Thunder Bay Section
Events Calendar
ACC Members Only: Scheduled events are for MEMBERS ONLY who have completed the waiver form (must be signed by parent or guardian if under 18) and met the trip leader’s requirements. You can join online at www.acctbay.ca or by filling out a membership form, and paying in full, when you sign up or show up for the event.

Sign Up Early: Call early to be listed if participating (no later than the Wed. before a weekend event, before 9 p.m. – or much earlier for popular events like our Women’s Clinics) or if you are willing help lead the trip. Member participation in section events is at the discretion of trip leaders and members must meet trip leaders’ requirements.

Difficulty Levels:
  • Beginner – means you have no or next to no experience with climbing, and have no gear or knowledge of basic safety techniques and procedures. All technical equipment (helmets, harnesses, ice tools, etc.), except shoes/boots, is provided on beginner outings, and the emphasis is on learning and having lots of fun. You just need to bring enthusiasm and a safe attitude.
  • Intermediate – means you have your own basic technical gear (helmet, harness, belay/rappel devices, shoes/boots, tools/crampons), as well as basic self-sufficiency skills (belaying a toprope or lead climber, rappelling safely with a back-up). You are willing to be a first-class second – help set up and tear down climbs and hump gear, and assist trip leaders where possible.
  • Advanced – means you are proficient with most basic/intermediate climbing skills, have all your own gear, and are okay with assuming responsibility for yourself and other event participants. You should plan to sign up for advanced events with your partner, and be prepared to do your fair share of work to make the event happen.
Note: Events may not run due to poor weather, or lack of participants or volunteer leaders. For event details, contact Frank at 577-7950.
01-Sep-2015
Scenic Bluffs - Open Climbing

 Scenic Bluffs, 5 pm (or as soon as enough people show up to carry gear)  to just before dark • beginners welcome • club gear available • learn basics and anchor set ups • you MUST be a member to participate and have signed the waiver (parent or legal guardian if under 18) Call Frank for info 577-7950  

Please be sure that your Thunder Bay Section membership is up to date.

 
 
08-Sep-2015
Scenic Bluffs - Open Climbing

  Scenic Bluffs, 5 pm (or as soon as enough people show up to carry gear)  to just before dark • beginners welcome • club gear available • learn basics and anchor set ups • you MUST be a member to participate and have signed the waiver (parent or legal guardian if under 18) Call Frank for info 577-7950  

Please be sure that your Thunder Bay Section membership is up to date.

 
15-Sep-2015
Scenic Bluffs - Open Climbing

  Scenic Bluffs, 5 pm (or as soon as enough people show up to carry gear)  to just before dark • beginners welcome • club gear available • learn basics and anchor set ups • you MUST be a member to participate and have signed the waiver (parent or legal guardian if under 18) Call Frank for info 577-7950  

Please be sure that your Thunder Bay Section membership is up to date.

 
22-Sep-2015
Scenic Bluffs - Open Climbing

  Scenic Bluffs, 5 pm (or as soon as enough people show up to carry gear)  to just before dark • beginners welcome • club gear available • learn basics and anchor set ups • you MUST be a member to participate and have signed the waiver (parent or legal guardian if under 18) Call Frank for info 577-7950  

Please be sure that your Thunder Bay Section membership is up to date.

 
24-Sep-2015
AGM

 Elections, a chance to earn more about the club, how to get involved, and an opportunity to offer ideas, comments, suggestions, critiques and . . . help out! Con College, main building - 7 pm. Check the monitor for room location. 

 
29-Sep-2015
Scenic Bluffs - Open Climbing

  Scenic Bluffs, 5 pm (or as soon as enough people show up to carry gear)  to just before dark • beginners welcome • club gear available • learn basics and anchor set ups • you MUST be a member to participate and have signed the waiver (parent or legal guardian if under 18) Call Frank for info 577-7950  

Please be sure that your Thunder Bay Section membership is up to date.

 
04-Oct-2015
Rocktoberfest - Sport Lead Clinic

 All members are welcome. Meet in the parkling lot at Silver Harbour at 10 am. TRs will be set up and if you're getting started in sport leading and have your own sport lead gear, you can get some coaching on how to use it. Free BBQ will be fired up at about 3:30 pm and we'll be chowing by about 4 pm. No need to bring anything but your appetite! Please sign up so we know how many to expect. For menu suggestions or info: Frank, fpianka@hotmail.com 577-7950.

 
06-Oct-2015
Scenic Bluffs - Open Climbing

  Scenic Bluffs, 5 pm (or as soon as enough people show up to carry gear)  to just before dark • beginners welcome • club gear available • learn basics and anchor set ups • you MUST be a member to participate and have signed the waiver (parent or legal guardian if under 18) Call Frank for info 577-7950  

Please be sure that your Thunder Bay Section membership is up to date.

 
13-Oct-2015
Scenic Bluffs - Open Climbing

 Scenic Bluffs, 5 pm (or as soon as enough people show up to carry gear)  to just before dark • beginners welcome • club gear available • learn basics and anchor set ups • you MUST be a member to participate and have signed the waiver (parent or legal guardian if under 18) Call Frank for info 577-7950  

Please be sure that your Thunder Bay Section membership is up to date.

 
18-Oct-2015
Mt Helen - Intermediate Level Climb

 No Pets. Minimum age 16yrs.
A great introduction to relatively easy multi-pich sport/trad climbing with a nice loooong rappel. Participants must have their own basic gear, (harness, helmet, shoes, belay/rappel device, personal anchor system), self sufficiency skills for belaying and rappelling, and a good sense of situational awareness - it's a long way down! Club ropes will be used. 
Meet at Tim Hortons on Dawson Rd by County Fair at 9 am Sunday if you plan to have a quick breakfast or be ready to depart outside Tim's by 9:30 am. Car pooling will be arranged there.  
Deadline for sign-up is Thursday, October 15, 8 pm. Those on the sign-up list will be contacted with final details. 
Senior Trip Leaders - Terry, Frank. Info: Frank, fpianka@hotmail.com   577-7950.

 
20-Oct-2015
Scenic Bluffs - Open Climbing

  Scenic Bluffs, 5 pm (or as soon as enough people show up to carry gear)  to just before dark • beginners welcome • club gear available • learn basics and anchor set ups • you MUST be a member to participate and have signed the waiver (parent or legal guardian if under 18) Call Frank for info 577-7950  

Please be sure that your Thunder Bay Section membership is up to date.

 
24-Oct-2015
Self Rescue Clinic

DESCRIPTION

This course is meant to cover the basics of self rescue. More specifically how to use the equipment at hand to remove you or your partner from immediate danger while climbing.

We will be covering the fundamental setups for raising and lowering. It will be a great course for those people are interested in learning self rescue skills, or those who want to brush up on them.

 

LOCATION

The Bluffs. (probably at zig zag area, but any spot will do.)

 

REQUIRED GEAR

Harness, helmet, shoes, belay device, prussik cord, any gear you normally take climbing when you go (cordelette, slings, carabiners, etc), so you can practice with your own gear and be more familiar with the tools you will most likely be using.

 

ESSENTIAL KNOTS

The knots listed below will be reviewed briefly during the course, but don’t know them you should go over them before hand. (an excellent resource http://www.animatedknots.com/)

 

clove hitch,

alpine butterfly,

prusik,

munter (aka italian hitch,

mule (aka block),

monster munter (aka double italian hitch)

garda hitch (aka alpine clutch)

 
25-Oct-2015
Pass Lake - Spooktacular Open Level Climb

No Pets. Minimum age 16yrs.

CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER
A great introduction to relatively easy multi-pich sport/trad climbing with a nice loooong rappel. Participants must have their own basic gear, (harness, helmet, shoes, belay/rappel device, personal anchor system), self sufficiency skills for belaying and rappelling, and a good sense of situational awareness - it's a long way down! Club ropes will be used. 
Meet at Tim Hortons on Dawson Rd by County Fair at 9 am Sunday if you plan to have a quick breakfast or be ready to depart outside Tim's by 9:30 am. Car pooling will be arranged there.  
Deadline for sign-up is Thursday, October 15, 8 pm. Those on the sign-up list will be contacted with final details. 
Senior Trip Leaders - Terry, Monica. Info: Terry, terryprodanyk@hotmail.com 807-620-9538

 
16-Jan-2016
Intro to Ice Climbing Clinic

New to ice climbing and wondering what it’s all about? Intro to Ice Clinic will hopefully answer all of your questions! During the course of the day we will cover all of the fundamentals of ice climbing. From which gear does what, how to safely and efficiently climb ice, to the basic ice climbing techniques. Should be a good day of learning and top roping.

 

Basic gear requirements are ice boots*, and warm clothing! More details on location and exact time (approx 8:30-4:00) will follow closer to the event date. 


*Boots can be rented at Wilderness Supply.

 
24-Jan-2016
Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

 Tickets for the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour, January 24, 2016, are now available from the Thunder Bay Communituy Auditorium www.tbca.com or by phone, 684-4444. Don't delay! 

 
07-Feb-2016
Beginners Ice Climbing Event

 This is a day when preference will be given to first timers to explore the basics of ice climbing and to help with their “self-sufficiency” skills so they can make the transition to ice climbs where greater independence is required. The sessions run at a variety of venues depending on conditions and are a big undertaking for our volunteer leaders. In case of cancellation due to cold or poor ice conditions, watch the website for possible reschedule dates. Those members on the sign-up list will be contacted with details. All club gear, except for boots, will be available for member use.

If you have any questions you can call Jeff at 807-708-8544.

 
13-Feb-2016
Intermediate Ice Climbing

For those people who have a good grasp of ice climbing basics and are interested in learning more. We will be going to the Orient Bay Corridor for the day to explore what ice is there to climb.

Potential participants should have atleast the basic equipment (helmet, harness, boots, clothing) and basic skills (belaying, rappelling, fundamentals of movement on ice) down.

If you have any questions feel free to give Jeff a call at 807-708-8544.

 
21-Feb-2016
Festiv'Ice (Open to all section members.)

Open to all Thunder Bay Section members. Location TBA. Whether you’ve been to any of the other events or not, you’re welcome to come out to this fun day of cranking on multiple TRs that will be set up for you. All club gear, except for boots, will be available for member use. Bring something interesting to cook/share for lunch to show off your menu and winter cooking skills. Social to follow. When you sign up, please indicate which you will be attending (the climbing, or the social, or say "both") so we know how many to plan for and who's helping run the event. Evening Festiv’Ice social is open to all members whether climbing or not and food will be provided if your name is on this list by 9 pm Feb 17, otherwise you’ll have to feed yourself! Those members on the sign-up list will be contacted with the details AND only those on the sign-up list will qualify for the door prizes! 

Info: Frank – fpianka@hotmail.com 577-7950.

 
28-Feb-2016
Beginners Ice Climbing Event

This is a day when preference will be given to first timers to explore the basics of ice climbing and to help with their “self-sufficiency” skills so they can make the transition to ice climbs where greater independence is required. The sessions run at a variety of venues depending on conditions and are a big undertaking for our volunteer leaders. In case of cancellation due to cold or poor ice conditions, watch the website for possible reschedule dates. Those members on the sign-up list will be contacted with details. All club gear, except for boots, will be available for member use.

If you have any questions you can call Jeff at 807-708-8544.

 
01-Mar-2016
Public Presentation

Sustainability initiatives in southern Ontario rock climbing: The force awakens

Visiting Scholar: Dr. Garrett Hutson, Associate Professor,

Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies, Brock University

Date: Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Time: 11:30am – 12:30pm

Location: ATAC 1001

All are welcome. Please send questions to Ryan Howard at rahoward@lakeheadu.ca

This public research presentation is supported by The School of Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Tourism.

 

Info: Frank  fpianka@hotmail.com

 
07-May-2016
Annual Bluffs Clean Up

10 am - noon. Meet in the Bluffs parking lot. Our annual clean-up at the Scenic Bluffs will start at 10 am and will concentrate on the trails and rock route areas so bring a pair of gloves and any clean up tools you have. Help show our stewardsahip of an important "vertical resource" in our city. Garbage bags will be provided. Please sign up online so we know how many to expect. Prizes!  (No dogs, please.)

Info: Frank fpianka@hotmail.com

 
21-Jun-2016
Scenic Bluffs Climbing

 Scenic Bluffs Climbing

Starts 530 pm (or as soon as enough people show up to carry gear)  to just before dark. Beginners are welcome, and club gear is available for use. Come on out to learn some of the basics of climbing (knots, anchor set ups, etc). Call Jeff for info 708-8544.


Reminder:

You must be a member to participate and have signed the waiver, parent or legal guardian must be present for members under 18.  Please be sure that your Thunder Bay Section membership is up to date.

 
28-Jun-2016
Scenic Bluffs Climbing

 Scenic Bluffs Climbing

Starts at 530 pm, or as soon as enough people show up to carry gear,  to just before dark. Beginners are welcome, and club gear is available for use. Come on out to learn some of the basics of climbing (knots, anchor set ups, etc). Call Jeff for info 708-8544.


Reminder:

You must be a member to participate and have signed the waiver, parent or legal guardian must be present for members under 18.  Please be sure that your Thunder Bay Section membership is up to date.

 
12-Jul-2016
Scenic Bluffs Climbing

  Scenic Bluffs Climbing

Starts at 530 pm, or as soon as enough people show up to carry gear,  to just before dark. Beginners are welcome, and club gear is available for use. Come on out to learn some of the basics of climbing (knots, anchor set ups, etc). Call Jeff for info 708-8544.


Reminder:

You must be a member to participate and have signed the waiver, parent or legal guardian must be present for members under 18.  Please be sure that your Thunder Bay Section membership is up to date.

 
19-Jul-2016
Skills Development

Come on out to the Bluffs and learn the core climbing skills. We will meet at the Bluffs parking lot at 530pm and then pick a topic for the day before going to do some hands on learning! 

If you have any questions call Jeff at 708-8544.

 
26-Jul-2016
Scenic Bluffs Climbing

 Scenic Bluffs Climbing

Starts at 530 pm, or as soon as enough people show up to carry gear,  to just before dark. Beginners are welcome, and club gear is available for use. Come on out to learn some of the basics of climbing (knots, anchor set ups, etc). Call Jeff for info 708-8544.


Reminder:

You must be a member to participate and have signed the waiver, parent or legal guardian must be present for members under 18.  Please be sure that your Thunder Bay Section membership is up to date.

 
02-Aug-2016
Skills Development

Come on out to the Bluffs and learn the core climbing skills. We will meet at the Bluffs parking lot at 530pm and then pick a topic for the day before going to do some hands on learning! 

If you have any questions call Jeff at 708-8544.

 
09-Aug-2016
Scenic Bluffs Climbing

 Scenic Bluffs Climbing

Starts at 530 pm, or as soon as enough people show up to carry gear,  to just before dark. Beginners are welcome, and club gear is available for use. Come on out to learn some of the basics of climbing (knots, anchor set ups, etc). Call Jeff for info 708-8544.


Reminder:

You must be a member to participate and have signed the waiver, parent or legal guardian must be present for members under 18.  Please be sure that your Thunder Bay Section membership is up to date.

 
16-Aug-2016
Skills Development

Come on out to the Bluffs and learn the core climbing skills. We will meet at the Bluffs parking lot at 530pm and then pick a topic for the day before going to do some hands on learning! 

If you have any questions call Jeff at 708-8544.

 
23-Aug-2016
Scenic Bluffs Climbing

 Scenic Bluffs Climbing

Starts at 530 pm, or as soon as enough people show up to carry gear,  to just before dark. Beginners are welcome, and club gear is available for use. Come on out to learn some of the basics of climbing (knots, anchor set ups, etc). Call Jeff for info 708-8544.


Reminder:

You must be a member to participate and have signed the waiver, parent or legal guardian must be present for members under 18.  Please be sure that your Thunder Bay Section membership is up to date.

 
30-Aug-2016
Skills Development

Come on out to the Bluffs and learn the core climbing skills. We will meet at the Bluffs parking lot at 530pm and then pick a topic for the day before going to do some hands on learning! 

If you have any questions call Jeff at 708-8544.

 
13-Sep-2016
Tuesday night open climbing at the Scenic Bluffs

 Tuesday evening open climbing at the Scenic Bluffs will continue, weather permitting, until we switch to daylight saving time in October. No need to sign up, just meet in the parking lot at about 5:15 pm - arrive early if you want to learn the basics of TR anchors and stay late if you want to help tear down and carry gear out!  Try to have a completed waiver ready to hand in (available on the national site, www.alpineclubofcanada.ca) You must be a member to participate and have signed the waiver. which is required for each separate outing. Parent or guardian signature required if under 18.  Info - Frank, fpianka@hotmail.com, 577-7950.

 
18-Sep-2016
Lost Falls Rock Climb

 Special welcome to students new to the area! - Lost Falls is a fab setting with a good mix of challenging climbs. Participants should have their own personal gear and basic self sufficiency skills but club ropes and anchors will be used. (Call if you’re not sure if this is for you.) Meet at Robin’s Donuts, Hwy 61,  at 10 am to stage before moving on to the trail head at the end of Coppin Road. Having your waivers ready would be a big help! Those signed up will be contacted by Friday evening, September 16. Trip leaders - Terry, Frank. Info: Frank, fpianka@hotmail.com 577-7950

 
 
20-Sep-2016
tuesday night open climbing at the Scenic Bluffs

 See September 13 post for details.

 
27-Sep-2016
Tuesday night open climbing at the Scenic Bluffs

  See September 13 post for details.

 
02-Oct-2016
Rocktoberfest - Sport Lead Clinic

 All members are welcome. Meet in the parkling lot at Silver Harbour at 10 am. TRs will be set up and if you're getting started in sport leading and have your own sport lead gear, you can get some coaching on how to use it. Free BBQ will be fired up at about 3:30 pm and we'll be chowing by about 4 pm. No need to bring anything but your appetite! Please sign up so we know how many to expect. For menu suggestions or info: Frank, fpianka@hotmail.com 577-7950.

 
04-Oct-2016
Tuesday night open climbing at the Scenic Bluffs

  See September 13 post for details.

 
11-Oct-2016
Tuesday night open climbing at the Scenic Bluffs
  •   See September 13 post for details.
 
12-Dec-2016
Flex Schedule Ice Climbing -Sign Up

 Please use the post on January 1 to sign up for Flex Schedule Ice Climbing.

Tnx,  Frank

 

 

 
01-Jan-2017
Flex Schedule Ice Climbing

  NOTE: Section members will be contacted with information regarding the actual date and details of anything offered under the heading of "Flex Schedule." Reminder - you must be a member to participate.

Need more info? Call Frank 577-7950 or fpianka@hotmail.com
Keep this in mind for the coming ice climbing season - with the uncertain weather and ice conditions, it's usually difficult to schedule opportunities that will work for all our members or projects that simply present themselves mid-season. If you’re not able to attend one of the regular beginner ice clinics, this is an opportunity to get out on some easy ice, any day of the week, to see what it’s all about or to work on basic rope skills for ice climbing in a small group setting. If you're looking for something more specific, like learning to lead ice (you have ALL your own gear for this) say so when you sign up and we'll do our best to help you out. We hope this will give us more flexibility to accommodate intermediate and advanced climbers looking for something specific as well. Call for information or if you have a date/project/need in mind. Frank - fpianka@hotmail.com 577-7950. 
 
08-Jan-2017
Beginner Ice Clinic #1

 Sunday, January 8 – Beginner Ice Clinic #1

(See also Sunday, January 15, and Sunday, February 5.) These are the days when preference will be given to first timers to explore the basics of ice climbing and to help with their “self-sufficiency” skills so they can make the transition to ice climbs where greater independence is required. The sessions will run at a variety of venues depending on conditions and are a big undertaking for our volunteer leaders. In case of cancellation due to cold or poor ice conditions, watch the website for possible reschedule dates. Those members on the sign-up list will be contacted with details. All club gear, except for boots, will be available for member use. Please leave your pets at home. *Festiv-Ice Day - see the February 19th description for details.
Frank –  fpianka@hotmail.com 577-7950.
 
15-Jan-2017
Beginner Ice Clinic #2

 Sunday, January 15 – Beginner Ice Clinic #2

(See also Sunday, February 5)
These are the days when preference will be given to first timers to explore the basics of ice climbing and to help with their “self-sufficiency” skills so they can make the transition to ice climbs where greater independence is required. The sessions will run at a variety of venues depending on conditions and are a big undertaking for our volunteer leaders. In case of cancellation due to cold or poor ice conditions, watch the website for possible reschedule dates. Those members on the sign-up list will be contacted with details. All club gear, except for boots, will be available for member use. Please leave your pets at home. 
*Festiv-Ice Day - see the February 19th description for details.
Frank –  fpianka@hotmail.com 577-7950.
 
29-Jan-2017
Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

 Sunday, January 29 – Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

The annual festival is back at the Community Auditorium with world class films celebrating the spirit of adventure and the mountain theme. Symposium and displays at 6:00 pm, films at 7:00 pm. Door prizes! Tickets (make a great Christmas gift) available now at the auditorium box office, Ticket Express (684-4444) or online from the TBCA site, http://www.tbca.com while they last. 
$15 (plus ticket handling fee). 
Info Frank, fpianka@hotmail.com 577-7950.
 
01-Feb-2017
Flex Schedule Ice Climbing - Sign Up Here!

 See Janaury 1 posting for details on Flex Schedule. _Frank

 
05-Feb-2017
OPEN Ice Climbing

Open to ALL members who own or have access to basic ice climbing gear (harness, helmet, BOOTS, belay/rappel device), and basic self-sufficiency skills.

We plan to get out to do some ice climbing at the Beginner to Intermediate range. 

Sign up online at www.acctbay.ca ASAP. Deadline is Thurs Feb 2, 9pm.

If you run into sign-up problems on-line, please email or call Frank by Friday Feb 3, 6pm.

Venue TBA depending on participant numbers, weather, and skill levels.

Contact info for Frank: fpianka@hotmail.com  H 807 577-7950

 
12-Feb-2017
Beginner Ice Clinic #3
Sunday, February 12 – Beginner Ice Clinic #3
This is a day when preference will be given to first timers to explore the basics of ice climbing and to help with their “self-sufficiency” skills so they can make the transition to ice climbs where greater independence is required. The sessions run at a variety of venues depending on conditions and are a big undertaking for our volunteer leaders. In case of cancellation due to cold or poor ice conditions, watch the website for possible reschedule dates. Those members on the sign-up list will be contacted with details. All club gear, except for boots, will be available for member use. Please leave your pets at home. *Festiv-Ice Day - see the February 26th description for details.
Frank –  fpianka@hotmail.com 577-7950.
 
26-Feb-2017
Festiv'Ice (Open to all section members.)

 Open to all Thunder Bay Section members. Location TBA. Whether you’ve been to any of the other events or not, you’re welcome to come out to this fun day of cranking on multiple TRs that will be set up for you. All club gear, except for boots, will be available for member use.  Social to follow. When you sign up, please indicate which you will be attending (the climbing or the social) or say "both" so we know how many to plan for AND indicate if you're willing to help run things. Evening Festiv’Ice social is open to all members whether climbing or not and food will be provided if your name is on this list by 9 pm Feb 22, otherwise you’ll have to feed yourself! Those members on the sign-up list will be contacted with the details AND only those on the list will qualify for the door prizes! 

Info: Frank – fpianka@hotmail.com 577-7950.
 
25-Mar-2017
Intermediate Ice Climbing Skill Development

 On March 24th Kevin and Jeff are planning to go out and do some ice climbing in the Orient Bay area. This outing is open to anyone with the basic gear, and skill set (belaying, rappelling). If you are looking to broaden your experience on ice then sign on up online. Because the focus of the day will be to expose people to some harder ice with the possibility of multipitch climbing, we are limiting attendance to a maximum of 5 people and will require everyone to have their own basic kit (harness, boots, crampons, ice axes, helmet, personal safety tether, belay device, rappel Prusik). 

Priority will be given to whoever signs up first. Any questions, or issues signing up feel free to contact Kevin Shorthouse (8076330789) or Jeff Gilpin (8077088544).

 
26-Mar-2017
Open Level Ice Climb - Orient Bay

 

Last Chance OPEN Level Ice Climb – Sunday, March 26, Orient Bay

 

All members are welcome! IF you’ve missed one of our opportunities for ice climbing this season, (AND you have at least a pair of boots that will accept step-in style crampons) you can sign up online using the club website www.acctbay.ca  but please do so before 9 pm, Thursday, March 23, so we can plan accordingly. Also be sure to indicate what gear you need when you sign up.

 

Specific location in Orient Bay will be determined by response. (e.g. Gomar, Ice Palace etc.)

 

If you have any questions or problems signing up, email or call me directly and your name will be added to the list. Final plans will be emailed to everyone signed up on Friday evening.

 

Frank Pianka

ACC Thunder Bay Section Events coordinator

807 577-7950

 

fpianka@hotmail.com

 
06-May-2017
Annual Scenic Bluffs Cleanup

 10 am - noon. Meet in the Bluffs parking lot. Our annual clean-up at the Scenic Bluffs will start at 10 am and will concentrate on the trails and rock route areas so bring a pair of gloves and any clean up tools you have. Help show our stewardsahip of an important "vertical resource" in our city. Garbage bags will be provided. Please sign up online so we know how many to expect. Prizes!

 
09-May-2017
Tuesday night open climbing at the Scenic Bluffs

 "Tuesday night Open Climbing at the Scenic Bluffs" is a great way to get started, meet new partners, help other members, and build your skill set.

From 5:00 to just before dark • new beginner members welcome • (some) club gear available • learn basic self sufficiency skills and anchor set ups • you MUST be a member to participate and have signed the waiver (parent or legal guardian if under 18) Call Frank for info 577-7950 

No need to sign up - just show up!

 
11-May-2017
Top Rope Anchors

For members who are interested in a quick top rope anchors refresher, I will be at the Bluffs for 5:30 this Thursday, May 11. Bring your basic gear (helmet, harness, etc) and whatever anchor building materials you have.

Pleaase sign up online so we have some idea of what to expect

If you have any questions you can give me a call at 807 708 8544. Looking forward to seeing people out! 

Jeff

 

 

PS - Some of the basic knots worth reviewing before Thursday are: double fishermans, figure 8 on a bight, water knot, clove hitch. 

 
16-May-2017
Tuesday night open climbing at the Scenic Bluffs

 "Tuesday night Open Climbing at the Scenic Bluffs" is a great way to get started, meet new partners, help other members, and build your skill set. 

From 5:00 to just before dark • new beginner members welcome • (some) club gear available • learn basic self sufficiency skills and anchor set ups • you MUST be a member to participate and have signed the waiver (parent or legal guardian if under 18) Call Frank for info 577-7950 

No need to sign up - just show up!

 
23-May-2017
Tuesday night open climbing at the Scenic Bluffs

 "Tuesday night Open Climbing at the Scenic Bluffs" is a great way to get started, meet new partners, help other members, and build your skill set. 

From 5:00 to just before dark • new beginner members welcome • (some) club gear available • learn basic self sufficiency skills and anchor set ups • you MUST be a member to participate and have signed the waiver (parent or legal guardian if under 18) Call Frank for info 577-7950 

No need to sign up - just show up!

 
30-May-2017
Tuesday night open climbing at the Scenic Bluffs

 "Tuesday night Open Climbing at the Scenic Bluffs" is a great way to get started, meet new partners, help other members, and build your skill set. 

From 5:00 to just before dark • new beginner members welcome • (some) club gear available • learn basic self sufficiency skills and anchor set ups • you MUST be a member to participate and have signed the waiver (parent or legal guardian if under 18) Call Frank for info 577-7950 

No need to sign up - just show up!

 
13-Jun-2017
Tuesday night open climbing at the Scenic Bluffs

 "Tuesday night Open Climbing at the Scenic Bluffs" is a great way to get started, meet new partners, help other members, and build your skill set. A limited number of harnesses and helmets are available, so try to come prepared with the basics - harness, helmet, shoes, pack, bug spray, hydration, appropriate clothing layers . . . We have everything else.

From 5:00 to just before dark • new beginner members welcome • (some) club gear available • learn basic self sufficiency skills and anchor set ups • you MUST be a member to participate and have signed the waiver (parent or legal guardian if under 18) Call Frank for info 577-7950 

No need to sign up - just show up!

Tonight's special skill focus - rappelling.

 

 
20-Jun-2017
Tuesday night open climbing at the Scenic Bluffs

 "Tuesday night Open Climbing at the Scenic Bluffs" is a great way to get started, meet new partners, help other members, and build your skill set. A limited number of harnesses and helmets are available, so try to come prepared with the basics - harness, helmet, shoes, pack, bug spray, hydration, appropriate clothing layers . . . We have everything else.

From 5:00 to just before dark • new beginner members welcome • (some) club gear available • learn basic self sufficiency skills and anchor set ups • you MUST be a member to participate and have signed the waiver (parent or legal guardian if under 18) Call Frank for info 577-7950 

No need to sign up - just show up!

Tonight's special skill focus: TBA

 
27-Jun-2017
"Tuesday night Open Climbing at the Scenic Bluffs"

 "Tuesday night Open Climbing at the Scenic Bluffs" is a great way to get started, meet new partners, help other members, and build your skill set. A limited number of harnesses and helmets are available, so try to come prepared with the basics - harness, helmet, shoes, pack, bug spray, hydration, appropriate clothing layers . . . We have everything else.

From 5:00 to just before dark • new beginner members welcome • (some) club gear available • learn basic self sufficiency skills and anchor set ups • you MUST be a member to participate and have signed the waiver (parent or legal guardian if under 18) Call Frank for info 577-7950 

No need to sign up - just show up! 

Tonight's special skill focus: TBA

 
08-Aug-2017
Tuesday night open climbing at the Scenic Bluffs

 "Tuesday night Open Climbing at the Scenic Bluffs" is a great way to get started, meet new partners, help other members, and build your skill set. A limited number of harnesses and helmets are available, so try to come prepared with the basics - harness, helmet, shoes, pack, bug spray, hydration, appropriate clothing layers . . . We have everything else.

From 5:00 to just before dark • new beginner members welcome • (some) club gear available • learn basic self sufficiency skills and anchor set ups • you MUST be a member to participate and have signed the waiver (parent or legal guardian if under 18) Call Frank for info 577-7950 

No need to sign up - just show up! 

 
15-Aug-2017
Tuesday night open climbing at the Scenic Bluffs

 "Tuesday night Open Climbing at the Scenic Bluffs" is a great way to get started, meet new partners, help other members, and build your skill set. A limited number of harnesses and helmets are available, so try to come prepared with the basics - harness, helmet, shoes, pack, bug spray, hydration, appropriate clothing layers . . . We have everything else.

From 5:00 to just before dark • new beginner members welcome • (some) club gear available • learn basic self sufficiency skills and anchor set ups • you MUST be a member to participate and have signed the waiver (parent or legal guardian if under 18) Call Frank for info 577-7950 

No need to sign up - just show up! 

 
22-Aug-2017
Tuesday night open climbing at the Scenic Bluffs

 "Tuesday night Open Climbing at the Scenic Bluffs" is a great way to get started, meet new partners, help other members, and build your skill set. A limited number of harnesses and helmets are available, so try to come prepared with the basics - harness, helmet, shoes, pack, bug spray, hydration, appropriate clothing layers . . . We have everything else.

From 5:00 to just before dark • new beginner members welcome • (some) club gear available • learn basic self sufficiency skills and anchor set ups • you MUST be a member to participate and have signed the waiver (parent or legal guardian if under 18) Call Frank for info 577-7950 

No need to sign up - just show up! 

 
29-Aug-2017
Tuesday night open climbing at the Scenic Bluffs

 "Tuesday night Open Climbing at the Scenic Bluffs" is a great way to get started, meet new partners, help other members, and build your skill set. A limited number of harnesses and helmets are available, so try to come prepared with the basics - harness, helmet, shoes, pack, bug spray, hydration, appropriate clothing layers . . . We have everything else.

From 5:00 to just before dark • new beginner members welcome • (some) club gear available • learn basic self sufficiency skills and anchor set ups • you MUST be a member to participate and have signed the waiver (parent or legal guardian if under 18) Call Frank for info 577-7950 

No need to sign up - just show up! 

 
19-Sep-2017
Tuesday Night Open Climbing at the Bluffs

 "Tuesday night Open Climbing at the Scenic Bluffs" is a great way to get started, meet new partners, help other members, and build your skill set. A limited number of harnesses and helmets are available, so try to come prepared with the basics - harness, helmet, shoes, pack, bug spray, hydration, appropriate clothing layers . . . We have everything else.

From 5:00 to just before dark • new beginner members welcome • (some) club gear available • learn basic self sufficiency skills and anchor set ups • you MUST be a member to participate and have signed the waiver (parent or legal guardian if under 18) Call Frank for info 577-7950 

No need to sign up - just show up! 

 
26-Sep-2017
Tuesday Night Open Climbing at the Bluffs

 "Tuesday night Open Climbing at the Scenic Bluffs" is a great way to get started, meet new partners, help other members, and build your skill set. A limited number of harnesses and helmets are available, so try to come prepared with the basics - harness, helmet, shoes, pack, bug spray, hydration, appropriate clothing layers . . . We have everything else.

From 5:00 to just before dark • new beginner members welcome • (some) club gear available • learn basic self sufficiency skills and anchor set ups • you MUST be a member to participate and have signed the waiver (parent or legal guardian if under 18) Call Frank for info 577-7950 

No need to sign up - just show up! 

 
01-Oct-2017
Rocktoberfest - Lead Climbing Coaching

 All members are welcome. Meet in the parkling lot at Silver Harbour at 10 am. TRs will be set up and if you're getting started in sport/trad leading and have your own lead gear, you can get some coaching on how to use it. Free BBQ will be fired up at about 3:30 pm and we'll be chowing by about 4 pm. No need to bring anything but your appetite! Please sign up so we know how many to expect and say if you're able and willing to share your skills by helping with the lead coaching. For menu suggestions or info: Frank, fpianka@hotmail.com 577-7950. (No rain date planned.)