If you have done our Introduction to Ice Climbing course or have climbed ice before this is the next step. The goal of this course is to get out onto steeper terrain and give you a chance to push your limits more on technically difficult ground and also introduce the skills necessary for undertaking longer and more difficult routes. We will refine the steep ice skills, the art of placing protection and work on creating solid belay anchors on multi pitch routes, as well as rope management. Mixed climbing is popular these days and we will also introduce the skills for this medium practicing dry tooling and thin ice techniques.
Here is our video from climbing the Bard Harrington wall. Can you see yourself here?
We rent ice boots but have limited size runs so reserve them early on.
The best and only guidebook is our own SP Parker’s “Eastern Sierra Ice.” Get it from Maximus Press.