Alpine Skills

Want to take your adventures to the mountains? This 2-3 day course is for climbers of all levels who want to learn more about alpine rock climbing, summer snow travel, glacial travel, and more.

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Difficulty: 

Beginner to intermediate, experience climbing outdoors recommended

Fitness:

Ability to spend 8 hours outdoors 2-3 days in a row

Price:

Season:

June-September

Group Size:

1-4 participants

Duration:

2-3 days; each with 6-8 hours of field time

Location:

Rock Creek & East Rosebud, Montana

Includes:

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

Excludes:

Food, transportation, lodging, personal items, and guide gratuity

Course Details

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. 

Skills Covered:

  • 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  

  • Retreat 

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.