Just for Seniors 55+

Interested in learning how to ice climb? Are you 55 years or older? Join one of MWV Ice Fests “senior” guides for an introduction to ice climbing class with the 55+ community. We will be climbing at a location with minimal hiking and maximum climbing.

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Intro to Steep Ice

Are you ready for the steep stuff? Guest Guides & IMCS Guides will teach you how to climb steep ice efficiently, and hone in on all your skills. 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…

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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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