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TRIP FULL – Racks, Recces and… Rattlesnakes?

August 4, 2023 - August 7, 2023


Join us for a sport/trad single pitch rock climbing trip in North Dakota, USA from August 4 to 7, 2023. Participants must have an active ACC membership and pay a $50 participation fee.

We’re on the hunt for the closest climbing area to Regina, and North Dakota has some secrets… and rattlesnakes, apparently! There are several crags (buttes) in the southern area of the state, as well as some sneaky boulders. It’s rumored there’s perhaps a world-class boulder too: “There and Crack Again V4.” The buttes are about a 5.5-hour drive from Regina, and camping is free. With single pitch options and top access anchors, the group will work on climbing, rope systems, rappelling, trad placements, rescues, and more. Since it’s a “short” drive home, we’ll hit Chimney Butte on the way home. 4-day trip, 3 days of climbing!


  • Maximum of 8 climbers.
  • Must be able to travel to the USA.
  • No outdoor experience necessary, but it will make your trip that much better. Being
    able to climb at least a stout 5.9 in the gym would be best.
  • Participants will need a harness, climbing shoes, a helmet, a belay device and locking carabiner, and a crash pad, if you have one.
  • Participants must be able to drive to the climbing location, but carpooling options might be available.
  • The group will be camping, and participants are responsible for their own gear and meals.

To register, email James at



August 4, 2023
August 7, 2023
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Trip Info & Guidelines

Guidelines For Trip Participants

All trips listed in the Great Plains Section’s trip schedule are coordinated by amateur volunteer hikers, skiers and climbers. When on a trip, participants must act in a manner that is safe and responsible and participants are expected to bring the equipment requested by the trip organizer. Participants should find out the requirements and demands of the trip well in advance by asking the organizer and researching the trip in guidebooks and other literature. You must be a member of the Great Plains Section of the Alpine Club of Canada to join a trip.

Further guidelines for participants
  • Be prepared to complete a Release of Liability (Waiver). Waiver Form
  • You must be a member of the Great Plains Section of the Alpine Club of Canada to join a trip.
  • Sign up for trips that will challenge you, but are not beyond your abilities. If unsure, ask the trip organizer and tell them your experience and fitness level. People inexperienced in the mountains should start with easier trips.
  • Learn about the trip before you attend (which route, number of kilometers, amount of vertical gain/loss, type of terrain, length of day, etc.).
  • Give as much notice as possible to the trip organizer if you are unable to go on the trip. There are often waiting lists of other members who would like to go. If you do not provide enough notice of cancellation for your spot to be filled, your trip deposit will not be refunded.
  • Ensure that you have the right equipment and that it is in good repair.
  • For winter trips, ensure that you are using a digital avalanche transceiver and that it is in good working order. Single antenna/analog transceivers are not acceptable.
  • Bring your helmet on all moderate and difficult scrambles and all climbing trips. Leaders may ask you to bring your helmet on certain ski trips as well.
  • Be prepared to contribute to the trip and carry part of the group gear (ropes, etc.).
Personal Insurance
In addition to the liability coverage that the ACC provides for its members when they are participating in ACC activities, the ACC sells, through TuGoTM Travel Insurance, personal insurance for trips.

As a broker for TuGo, the ACC offers Emergency Medical Insurance, Trip Cancellation Insurance, Baggage Insurance and more. These policies are available to all Canadians travelling outside their home province within Canada as well as internationally.

If you require medical attention while you’re traveling outside of your home province, or outside of Canada, your provincial health care plan may not cover you. The ACC’s trip insurance covers air ambulance, emergency medical and many other medical expenses. Climbing, skiing and other backcountry accidents are not exempted (as they are with many insurers).

For more information and online quotes, click here.

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