Women’s Learn to Lead

This is an advanced level course for experienced female climbers ready for the “sharp end.” Participants will gain incredible skills and get individualized instruction from none other than guest guide Nikki Smith on how to lead ice. Leading is very rewarding but can also be dangerous and scary if you are not prepared technically, physically…

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One Day Ice Rescue Clinic

Be a good partner, not only with good belay tactics, and stoke but with the skills you need to safely get out of a bad situation. This 1-day course will go over rescuing the second and the leader with anchor-building and assessment, escaping a belay, counter-balance and tandem rappels. Be prepared if something goes wrong…

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Steep Ice – Intermediate

Take your ice climbing skills to the next level. 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 ice, blue or yellow — it takes imagination and experience to move efficiently and confidently on this awe-inspiring terrain.…

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Thin Ice

Thin ice is challenging terrain even for the bold and brazen. Learn techniques from the pros to experience what to do when it gets exciting and sometimes desperate. You’ll learn how to gauge thin, scrappy terrain, how to move confidently when it gets a little spooky, and how to finesse your way up inches-thick ice…

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