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Ice season is here! From climbing festivals, groups, to personalized one-on-one days out contact me for more information.  On our ice climbing courses, you’ll learn the skills needed to pursue ice climbing in a variety of settings. You’ll spend your days learning about moving on ice, belaying, rope handling, building anchors, leading, rappelling and more. Depending on your course, you will learn to climb in a variety of ice conditions, from setting up top ropes, learning to lead, alpine objectives, or focus your skills on one area. Whether you’re new to climbing or a seasoned climber, you’ll find plenty of ways to challenge yourself.

Intro to Climbing: Want to shorten the learning curve and send with proper climbing technique? Learn to climb, learn to lead, gear placement, equipment selection, clothing & layering.  First time climbers and kids welcome!  Everything needed to get you out on the ice.

Intermediate Ice: Improve your climbing technique! This intermediate course focuses on next level skills, leading, efficient anchors, station management and transitions, multi-pitch climbing, rappelling, knots, gear & proper selection. The goal of the course is tailored to suit your areas of development. Participants should have prior ice climbing experience.

Anchor Construction: It all starts here. Anchor building is essential to mitigating risk while climbing. This course will give you hands on instruction on how to build solid anchors, v-threads, a-threads, zero threads and the importance of back ups. The course is designed to give you knowledge and background information of actual anchor building situations with instant feedback. Through the course of the day, you will have the opportunity to build anchors, and have your anchors critiqued. By the end of the day you should have the confidence to set up your own anchors in just about any situation.

Professional Guiding

From the finest details of expedition planning to day out objectives we cover everything to maximize fun and mitigate risk in the mountains.

Instructional Courses

We provide everything from multi-day instructional courses to climbing clinics to day out learning objectives. Our topics cover; learn to lead, anchor building, rappelling, multi-pitch, gym-to-crag, expedition planning, along with all the climbing disciplines sport, trad, ice and alpine.

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