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jantzenfranke


Jul 3, 2007, 10:49 PM
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How is Grey Waves on kid goat?  (North_America: Canada: Alberta)
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Hey, i'm looking to do my first sport multi pitch. I was wondering if any one had anything to say about grey waves on kid goat wall in the Canmore area. It would be great to hear a little about the climb just so that I can know ahead of time what the climb will be like. As well if anyone has advice or recommendations regarding the climb that would be great to hear as well. Thanks


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Jul 4, 2007, 8:59 AM
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That climb is quite the trade route that is a popular guiding route. With the retro and reroute years ago it is very often some ones first spot m/p climb. Go for it.


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jantzenfranke wrote:
Hey, i'm looking to do my first sport multi pitch. I was wondering if any one had anything to say about grey waves on kid goat wall in the Canmore area. It would be great to hear a little about the climb just so that I can know ahead of time what the climb will be like. As well if anyone has advice or recommendations regarding the climb that would be great to hear as well. Thanks

It is a good climb.

I am assuming that you have learned how to clip to an anchor (clove hitch, not daisy) and belay a second (not off your harness facing downhill).

route beta

First pitch has a hanging belay. It may be easier to carry extra draws (and long slings) and run pitch 1 and 2 together so you get a good ledge.

Pitch 3 is a litle reachy.

Pitch 4 and 5 are easy but there is some loose rock.

The end of the route involves building an anchor on trees rather than bolts. Pick one body sized or bigger if you will use one tree.

The walk off is the best way to get down unless your rappel from the top of 4 (I think you can do it with a single rope, but I am not sure on that).

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Be sure to bring a helmet. My friend and I backed off on the first pitch early in the season due to some rockfall.

Other people I climb with say, its a great climb, so have fun.


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It's a nice climb! I did it only a couple weeks ago with a friend, and it was the first multipitch for both of us. I brought some gear with just to practice placing, but could have gone without it. Some of the bolts are pretty spaced out compared to your typical one-pitch climbing at popular sport climbing spots. But the climbing is pretty easy when bolts are far apart, and it's well protected when things get more technical.

Definitely go for it. It's got some nice easy roofs that add interesting elements to the climb.


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