Ice Climbing:
Equipment requirements can make this sport cost prohibitive when you are just starting out. The activities Beartooth Mountain Guides offers are an excellent way to get exposure into this exhilarating sport. The three part program below is designed to be progressive, incremental and an excellent way to learn the basics of ice climbing. Beartooth Mountain Guides will provide helmets, harnesses, crampons, ice tools, ropes and hardware.


Ice Climbing Courses

Ice 1: Basics

This 1 day introductory course covers the basics. Similar in design to our Rock 1 curriculum, the course covers the following:

  • Leave No Trace Ethics
  • Hazard/Risk Assessment
  • Use and care of equipment
  • Knots/Hitches
  • Footwork
  • Use of ice tools
  • Anchors/Belay systems
 
Client/Guide ratio: 3:1
Dates: December through April (weather dependent)
Pricing:
Private - $325/person/day
Group of 2 - $200/person/day
3 or more - $150/person/day


Ice 2: Intermediate 

A 1 day follow up to Ice 1, this course is an intermediate level class. Clients will be seconding up to Water Ice (WI) 4. Curriculum includes:

  • Leave No Trace Ethics
  • Hazard/Risk Assessment
  • Gear limitations
  • Knots/Hitches
  • Screw placement, threads
  • Assessment anchors
  • Rappelling
 
Client/Guide ratio: 2:1
Prerequisites: Ice 1 or equivalent. 
Dates: December through April (weather dependent)
Pricing:
Private - $325/person/day
Group of 2 - $200/person/day
3 or more - $150/person/day

Multi-Pitch Ice Climbing

1 day, 2 pitches of ice climbing on varied terrain from WI 2 to WI 4. This is the third part of our Ice Climbing program and the venues include some of Montana’s earliest technical ice routes. Great climbing on classic routes in remote settings; possible climbs include Rock Creek Falls (Main Fork Rock Creek) and the Spillway Falls (West Rosebud Canyon).

  • Leave No Trace Ethics
  • Hazard/Risk Assessment
  • Gear limitations
  • Knots/Hitches
  • Screw placement, threads
  • Assessment anchors
  • Rappelling

Client/Guide ratio: 2:1
Prerequisites: Ice 2 or equivalent.
Dates: December through April (weather dependent)
Pricing:
Private - $325/person/day
Group of 2 - $200/person/day
3 or more - $150/person/day

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