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Join us on this full day ice climbing course and you’ll come away with a full understanding of the fundamentals of winter climbing. It all starts here for people headed toward the winter pursuit of ice climbing. In this course, we will outfit you with all the technical gear required to move on steep snow and ice. Efficient movement with crampons and a mountaineering axe forms the backbone of security for an ice climber. We will cover walking in crampons and how to operate at an ice crag. As we move onto steeper terrain, the ropes and climbing harnesses come out so that we can move with confidence as the angle increases. Once we get a feel for steeper climbing, our guides will work with you to increase your comfort and confidence with using ice tools and crampons. You will get plenty of chances to climb and practice while we continue to improve your fundamental skills .
- Basics of ice climbing equipment and its function
- Efficient movement with crampons and mountaineering axe
- Increase confidence and comfort using ice tools
- Rope safety and climbing etiquette
IMPORTANT: 1) We climb rain or shine. Weather and conditions may inhibit us from covering all topics outlined in this course. Please be open to a flexible schedule. 2) Group courses require a minimum enrollment in order to run, and your reservation is subject to change if minimum enrollment is not reached. 3) Group climbs attract many people of all ages and abilities. Please note that this group course is reserved for those 18 and older.