Advanced Ice

Want to dial in long days on steep and featured ice, mixed climbing, and leading? This 2-day course is for experienced ice climbers who want feedback on their movement and instruction with more advanced technical skills.

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Difficulty: 

Ice climbers with experience on steep ice, multi-pitch terrain, or with specific goals

Fitness:

Ability to multi-pitch ice climb 2 days in a row

Price:

Season:

December to March

Group Size:

1-2 participants

Duration:

2 days; each with 6-8 hours of field time

Location:

Beartooth Mtns, Montana or South Fork of Shoshone (Cody), WY

Includes:

Rental climbing equipment, group equipment, & instruction from a professional guide 

Excludes:

Ice climbing boots food, transportation, lodging, personal items, and guide gratuity

Course Details

This advanced course is designed to help experienced ice climbers refine technical skills and advanced movement. This course is generally more focused to the specific goals of the participant(s), whether that be lead climbing, steep ice/mixed, or something else. Course locations vary depending on conditions and goals; expect to see some of the most spectacular venues in Montana and Wyoming.

Skills Covered:

  • Lead climbing preparation and techniques

  • Multi-pitch tactics 

  • Avalanche hazard assessment in the alpine

  • Advanced movement (steep & featured ice, mixed, pillars) 

  • Advanced anchor construction

  • Retreating

This course is 2 days long and starts with goal setting prior to the course start. Based on participant objectives, course locations may be in or near Red Lodge, MT or Cody, WY. Day 1 typically takes us to a location where we can focus on movement techniques or leading. On day 2, participants have the option to climb a longer multi-pitch route, applying skills from day 1.  The main goal of this course is to help climbers progress with their ice climbing movement and confidence, allowing them to climb multi-pitch ice, vertical ice, and mixed terrain. 

 

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