Intermediate to advanced, experience ice climbing required
Ability to multi-pitch ice climb two days in a row
December to March
2 days; each with 6-8 hours of field time
Beartooth Mtns, MT and South Fork of Shoshone (Cody), WY
Rental climbing equipment, group equipment, & instruction from a professional guide
Ice climbing boots, food, transportation, lodging, personal items, and guide gratuity
This course is built to set aspiring alpinists up with the skills they need to become safely navigate big and technical terrain in the winter. This course highlights multi-pitch techniques and considerations, focusing on preparation, efficiency, hazard recognition, descent, and retreat.
Preparation & planning for big routes
What to pack & when
Movement (efficient and solid)
Alpine anchor construction
Avalanche hazard recognition & considerations
This course is typically 2 days long and starts with goal setting before the course start. Day 1 takes us to Rock Creek Falls, where we can discuss, learn, and apply multi-pitch tactics. Day 2 takes us to a larger and more challenging route, either in the Cody area or East Rosebud, where participants can apply their freshly learned skills and receive direct feedback from their instructor. The goal of this course is to provide climbers with the skillset needed to climb & descend multi-pitch ice routes safely and efficiently. While doing so, we make it a point to highlight hazards and mitigation techniques.
**Don't see a course date listed? Email our office to see if there is one coming up, or start a course of your own! Many of our courses are custom and low ratio, built to your needs.