Saturday, November 26, 2011


Just playing with an iphone or ipad app for the Southern Alberta Guidebook updates I did this summer.

I've just started exploring and still don't have a solid template design.  Plus it's probably going to stretch the images I have.  Transferring layouts to a mobile device is a bit challenging - especially when you're using a wysiwyg editor instead of straight code.  However, since I don't code in objective-c there's not many other option.

I never did get to the Pass this summer to get some better info on Gargoyle, Emerald lake and some of the new stuff Chris Morris has done.  Plus, outside of a single reconnoitre, I've never played on the routes Ralph Eckman and the Medicine Hat club did in the valley just south of the Reservation Slab.

Nov 25 Update

It's been a fair bit of work, but I've got what I think is a fairly decent template going right now.  The menu icons are mainly finished.


Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Equalized Anchors

I guess I'm turning into an arm-chair mountaineer.  I've been doing some research to re-evaluate my normal method for setting up belays.  (I figure I better do this now before all local multi-pitch belays get bolted /grin)

Here's a nice image of a rope only equalization from rgold at

Sunday, November 06, 2011

Nov 6 2011 Ice Conditions

Quick and Dirty is not even close to being in.

The left Compound Gully maybe climable starting on the 2nd pitch, but it will be hard to protect (guess).

The Buchannan ridge climbs in the upper bowl look to be in.  I would guess Drywood is in too, as I suspect Midnight Madness would be as well.

Lineham ice climbs would not be in as they never form up early.

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