Want to become more solid on your snow and ice anchors? Or do you want to climb a classic gulley during the Ice Fest like Willey’s Slide? Well then listen up! The courses below are for you! In fact taking the Snow & Ice Anchors Clinic, and then the the Alpine Snow & Ice Skills after just may be the perfect match! Check it:
SNOW & ICE ANCHORS:
This full day course offers important information about construction and equalization of anchor systems for both snow and ice climbing. If you are heading to the big mountains, glaciers or doing Alpine Climbs this is a skill you need to have. Topics will include but not limited to ice screws, bollards, v –threads use of terrain features for ice and will include pickets, flukes, bollards, ice axes, natural features and assorted buried deadman anchors such as a backpack or skis for snow. This is a hands on course and you will have time to practice your own placements, create anchors and test them with group help. This clinic is available FRIDAY & SUNDAY.
ALPINE SNOW & ICE SKILLS:
Alpine climbing requires the use of a variety of climbing skills to efficiently negotiate snow and ice terrain. This course is a basic introduction to belaying, knots, climbing equipment and will also involve an ascent of a multi-pitch alpine climb. Topics of instruction will include gear placements (snow and ice), rope management, time management, belay techniques and route finding. After completing this course, climbers should be capable of moving on to more difficult alpine routes in Huntington Ravine, Tuckerman ravine and throughout the Presidential Range.
A typical day is an ascent of Willey’s Slide in Crawford Notch!