Ice Climbing

New!! Intro to Ice Climbing 2.5 day Course – $375

This 2.5 day course focuses on climbing movement, technique, gear use and decision making. By the end of this course you will be familiar with setting up a top rope, confidently belaying and lowering a climber and utilizing effective climber communication terminology.  Call for details.  $375 per person.

Introduction to Ice Climbing – Private Trips

This 1 day introduction takes place at Chalk Creek Falls. We will begin on low-angled terrain and progress onto steeper terrain as comfort levels increase.  Climbing movement and technique, gear use, and decision-making are all taught and tailored to an individual’s needs. By the end of this course you will be familiar with setting a top-rope, confidently belaying and lowering a climber, and utilizing effective climber communication terminology.

Topics Covered:
• Ice climbing gear & clothing
• Knots & hitches and their use
• Belaying, lowering, and rappelling
• Anchoring
• Efficient ice climbing technique

Advanced Ice and Mixed Climbing – Private Trips

For those who have had several days of personal or guided instruction and are interested in furthering their skills for more difficult ice climbs, learning how to mixed climb, or developing lead skills we offer an advanced ice and mixed program.

This 1 – day program begins with a brief review of introductory techniques but rapidly progresses to advanced levels of instruction in areas such as improving efficiency and skill on steep ice, learning mixed climbing techniques like “dry tooling”, learning lead climbing techniques or learning systems for multi-pitch climbing. This course utilizes Chalk Creek Falls for instruction.

Topics Covered:

IMG_0022 Review of efficient ice climbing
• Intro to steep ice technique
• Dry tooling techniques
• Multi-Pitch and anchoring techniques
• Intro to leading on ice

Ice Climbing Rates 5-8Hours:

1 person: $325 per person
2 people: $200 per person
3 people: $175 per person

Ice Climbing Rates Extended Day:

1 person:  $375 per person
2 people: $260 per person
3 people: $240 per person

Groups of 5 or more: We are happy to accommodate your large group. Give us a call so we can discuss rates and logistics. Rates will vary based on the # of guides required.

Multi-day programs are also available. As always, we love to customize! If are training for a trip or need to broaden your mountain skill set we can help.  Give us a call!