Outdoor Research’s Steep Waterfall Ice Climbing Skills
On Saturday, take your steep water ice climbing skills to the next level with Outdoor Research athlete’s Bayard Russell and/or Matt McCormick.
On Sunday, this will be taught with Caroline George and/or Outdoor Research athlete Emily Drinkwater.
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.