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The Enchantments: Prusik Peak's West Ridge (5.7; 4 pitches) and Enchantment Peak (Class III) - Fri, Oct 9 2020
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PRE-REGISTRATION MAY BE REQUIRED. Please review the event details carefully, and if registration is required and you'd like to join us, you must sign up at the bottom of this page. Non-member guests must contact the leader (see Notes below) to register. If payment is required for this event, you will be expected to send your payment to the Event Leader - payable to the Alpine Club of Canada, Vancouver Section.
|Event Location:||The Enchantments|
|Date(s) & Time:||Fri, Oct 9 2020
6:00 AM (Carpool Departure: 6:00 AM *log in for location*)
|Registration Cut Off:
Thu, Feb 27 2020 7:00:00 PM
|Event Duration:||3 days|
|Difficulty Rating:||D2: Moderate|
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Members & Guests, All Ages Welcome
Attendees are Pre-Screened - Trip Leader will review your background and may contact you before accepting you on the trip.
|Number Registered So Far:||
4 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
|Day 1: drive to the trailhead (near Leavenworth - ~5 h) and
hike in (~10 h according to The Mountaineers)
Day 2: climb Prusik Peak's West Ridge (5.7; 4 pitches;
and Enchantment Peak (Class III; according to Google, ~300
m of elevation gain over a few km from the bivy site; a couple
Day 3: hike out (~6-8 h) and drive back (~5 h)
Prusik Peak's West Ridge:
The lottery system and campsites:
|Required Items to Bring:|
hiking boots, climbing shoes, harness, belay device, trad
rack (one per team), quick draws, 60-m rope, anchor
material, helmet, headlamp, spare batteries, food, water,
clothing, tents (one per 2-3 people), a sleeping bag, stoves
(one per two people)
|Recommended Items to Bring:|
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
spare shoes and socks for the car
|How to Get There:|
|Event Directions:||TBD - near Leavenworth, WA|
|Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):||700Km|
|Carpool Departure Time:||
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** Vancouver Transit Info
Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $175.00 (calculated at total Km * $0.25, effective Thursday, April 9, 2020). This is based on the current provincial government rate for private vehicle use. Please pay your share of the cost to the carpool driver.
This is a bit of a last-minute trip.
The lottery system for campsites in The Enchantments opens
at 7:00 AM tomorrow (on Feb. 15), as it turns out, and I plan
to put my name in for four to eight people. EDIT: as the
lottery will be open for submissions until Feb. 29, I plan to
put my name in on Feb. 27 or 28. Please feel free to join the
trip until then.
The area is famous for its alpine lakes and, in the fall, for its
larches (and mountain goats). This trip is aimed more, overall,
at the hiking and scenery than at the alpine climbing and
scrambling (which will only take up part of one day).
Happy to change the dates to Oct. 2-4 or Oct. 16-18, but do
not want to travel on Thanksgiving Day - traffic and a lack of
I have never tried to make a reservation for the area
before and do not know how the system works; it is possible
that I will need information like your phone number and
address in order to put you on the reservation (I believe that
one has to specify exact people in reservations to make sure
that no one person is in more than one party). Please email or
phone me if you have questions about this.
There is a second set of reservations starting on May 15.
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Note: If you don't show up we will be very hurt!
Either registration for this event is closed, or the event is full, or the trip leader needs to review and accept your application for this event. Add yourself to the Waiting/Screening List here.