We center Black, Indigenous and People of Color and People of the Global Majority (BIPOC/PGM) for a Rock-to-Ice climbing clinic. This is a progression for those of you who have rock climbed, indoors or out, know how to tie into the climbing rope, and how to belay. You’ll learn crampon and Ice Axe use and how to move over a variety of steep frozen terrain. This course will get your gears moving and get you comfortable on the ice!
This clinic, hosted by Arc’Teryx and Mardi Fuller, will be paced for those who know belay systems and more experienced climbers can get plenty of climbing and 1:1 instruction throughout the day as well.
Participation may require walking up steep and unstable, rocky and snowy terrain to reach the climbing venue. Ice climbing involves use of the full body to climb ice with the support of a rope held by your climbing partner. Please let us know in advance of any accommodations you may need in order to participate.
While we encourage those who racially identify as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color to join any clinic offered at Ice Fest, this clinic is specifically intended to provide a space exclusively for BIPOC/PGM.
Photo: Ruth Castillo
Cindy Su & Jordan Cargill
Saturday - February 3