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alpinerockfiend


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I'm a college student in Bozeman, MT, and do tons of ice and mixed climbing in Hyalite and other places around the state. I was thinking of prospective road trips for this coming winter. I'm definitely heading to Cody, hopefully a couple of times. I know that Alberta offers outstanding ice climbing, but I have no idea where to get started really. I know JoJo's guidebook Waterfall Ice or something like that is supposed to be good, but I was wondering if there were any websites out there that would provide good general information. Any idea on the driving time to some of the major areas from Bozeman?


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http://gravsports.com

Between 8 and 10 hours.


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the above link or

http://www.live-the-vision.com

will also get you good beta for the area

or even http://www.gripped.com


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look up in the rt databs, Alberta, lethbridge, waterton national or drywood, close as you'll get to the boarder, piles of early season ice. also check out http://www.libertypages.com/chris/home.html, We were out in drywood this last weekend with good solid ice. Avi is coming into play with the snow.

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What is the best guidebook that covers waterfall ice and mixed climbing in that area?


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"Waterfall Ice"
climbs in the Canadian Rockies
by Joe Josephson
For waterton anyway. Not sure about the other areas


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What is the best guidebook that covers waterfall ice and mixed climbing in that area?

JoeJoe's "Waterfall Ice" is the book to get for the Pure Ice. The older editions had lots of mixd climbs in it, however, since the first publication of "Mixed Climbs in the Canadian Rockies" there is not as much detail given on mixed climbs in Waterfall Ice.
Mixed climbs is coming out in the second edition soon (Maybe already has), but either way it is the book to view for mixed. Overall the two books go hand in hand, and I would sugest getting both IMO.
It also wouldn't hurt to take a look on Will Gadd's site in the new routes section to check on routes put up after the last publication of both books.

It's a awsome place to climb, with SO much ice.
Anyways, that's my two cents for now. 8)

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