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.
- 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.
You must have a valid web user account before you can sign up for events on-line. Not a user? Click here to signup.
NOTE: Events may not run due to poor weather, or lack of participants or volunteer leaders. For event details, contact Frank at 577-7950.
NOTE: If you have an idea for a club event or would like to organize an event yourself, please feel free to contact Frank with your event idea. 577-7950 or CLICK HERE
On-line signup will be disabled on Wednesday for weekend events or 3 days prior to weekday events, @ 9pm before each event
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.
ACC Thunder Bay Section Events coordinator