Outdoor Research’s Steep Waterfall Ice Climbing Skills
On Saturday, take your steep water ice climbing skills to the next level with Freddie Wilkinson and Outdoor Research athlete Bryan Gilmore!
On Sunday, this will be taught with a guest guide and Outdoor Research athlete Sarah Hueniken and guest guides Ryan Stefiuk.
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.