The club hosts a variety of “regular” events. These events are in addition to others that are posted on our very dynamic Event Calendar and are typically run on a first-come first-serve basis generally at a low cost to members. These are great events to meet other club members and learn about the club. The events are also typically open to guests, although all attendees are expected to sign-up and if it’s an active event, to sign the waiver. Regular events include:
- Climbing at local gyms or local crags
- Monthly Section Meeting and Presentations
- Rock Review in June
- Ice Review in January
- Member BBQ in August
Climbing at a Gym or at a Local Crag
During the winter, the climbing wall at the Calgary Climbing Center is available to section members on Wednesday evenings at a discounted rate when you present your membership card. The same is true at the Crux on Monday nights. This becomes a weekly focal point for some section members who can’t keep from climbing mid-week. Once the snow disappears, we move outside to local crags on Wednesday evenings. Check the Event Calendar for more details.
Monthly Section Meeting and Presentation
The monthly section meeting is held on the third Tuesday of every month at the Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Centre. The exceptions are July when we are too busy in the mountains to have a meeting and in August when we meet at Edworthy Park to have a barbecue instead! After a short business meeting starting at 7:30 pm, members socialize over a beer (or two) or a glass of wine (or two) until the second half of the meeting when a slide show is presented.
These slide shows are presented by members or local personalities and run the gamut from expedition climbing, such as Andy Evan’s ascent of the N. Ridge of Mt. Everest, to the Calgary Section’s Annual Photo Contest and Christmas Potluck.
The annual general meeting of the section is held during the April monthly meeting each year.
Directions to HSCA
Rock and Ice Reviews
Hosted by the Climbing Committee, these weekend gatherings are intended to provide an early-season opportunity for section members to get out and warm up on either rock (in the spring) or ice (in the early winter). Normally held over a weekend, the Saturday evening party provides much needed refreshments and social interaction between the big fun of Saturday’s climbs on easier terrain and the big fears of Sunday’s climbs on more varied and challenging terrain, for those who are interested.
Held each summer as a social get-together at Edworthy Park to chat about summer ambitions and exploits and section activities during the preceding year and summer, it’s a highpoint on the social calendar for the section. Of course, free beer and food is always sure to be a hit around a bunch of climbers and skiers.