Have you climbed ice before? Maybe it was with SMC, another guide service, or by yourself and you want to get back into the swing of things (so to speak)?
Are your skills rusty and you want a tune up? Or do you just want to get out and a have a day’s worth of fun on the ice?
Our one-day program is for you. Our goal is to get in as much climbing as we can in the day. We assume that having climbed ice before you remember some of the basics and we will not start from absolute zero. However we will still do a review of basic skills and techniques to make sure that everyone is on the same page. Once this review is complete our main goal is to get in as much climbing as possible and to push your skills and limits as far as you wish.
We rent ice boots but have limited size runs so reserve them early on. All other gear is loaned, including helmets, so please let us know ahead of time which ice climbing gear you will need to borrow.
The best and only guidebook is our own SP Parkers “Eastern Sierra Ice”. Get it from Maximus Press.