Outdoor Research’s Steep Waterfall Ice Climbing Skills
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.