Feb 6-8, 2015

Outdoor Research’s Steep Waterfall Ice Climbing Skills

November 23, 2012
  • Instructor(s):
    Saturday: Kevin Mahoney & Peter Doucette Sunday: Emilie Drinkwater & Carlos Buhler
  • Sponsored By:
    Outdoor Research
  • Day(s):
    Saturday, Sunday
  • Cost:
    $170

On Saturday, take your steep water ice climbing skills to the next level with Kevin Mahoney and  Outdoor Research athlete Peter Doucette!

On Sunday, this will be taught with a guest guide and Outdoor Research athlete Emily Drinkwater and guest guides Carlos Buhler.

Now that your comfortable on Grade 3 ice, it’s time to move on to the steep stuff. Learn how to move smoothly, without getting pumped! Vertical ice takes on many forms – mushrooms, bulges, cauliflower, candlesticks, chandeliers, pillars, curtains, smears, and flows. Brittle or punky, blue or yellow – it takes imagination and experience to move efficiently and confidently on this awe-inspiring terrain. You will get the chance to climb many different types of steep ice, learn to establish a resting position, and incorporate rock climbing movements into your ice climbing awareness.