Beginner to intermediate, experience climbing outdoors recommended
Ability to spend 8 hours outdoors 2-3 days in a row
2-3 days; each with 6-8 hours of field time
Rock Creek & East Rosebud, Montana
Rental climbing equipment, group equipment, & instruction from a professional guide
Food, transportation, lodging, personal items, and guide gratuity
This course is built to give aspiring alpinists the skills they need to start alpine climbing safely on their own. These courses are largely designed based on specific experience and goals of participants, but typically highlight glacial travel, crevasse rescue, snow travel techniques, traditional gear, multi-pitch climbing, multi-pitch rappelling, route selection, and risk management.
Route selection and preparation
Packing the right equipment
Review of knots, hitches, and belaying
Movement on steep snow & self arrest
Anchor construction, rock & snow
Traditional gear placement
Glacial travel & crevasse rescue
This course is typically 2-3 days long and starts with a briefing at our office in Red Lodge. Here, we discuss gear selection for our first day and course goals. Day 1 takes us Beartooth Pass, where participants can practice steep snow techniques, glacial travel, and crevasse rescue. Day 2 takes us to East Rosebud, where we learn about traditional gear and alpine rock climbing while on a multi-pitch climb. The goal of this course is to provide participants with the skills needed to meet their alpine objectives and mountaineering experience, so each day is tailored to the group.
**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.