In this 2 day course participants learn the technical skills to join a climbing party with 75% of the time focused on ice climbing movement. From the most basic aspects of the day such as fitting your boots and crampons to climbing routes up to WI3 or WI4 in difficulty, this course is a climber’s starting point in our comprehensive ice curriculum!
The transition from Peak Mountain Guides to Mountain Trip has happened! Please contact Mountain Trip’s Telluride, CO office at 970-369-1153 for more information.
Pricing & Dates
$499 per person (includes gear).
2 people minimum are required to run the course.
Dec. 29-30, 2022
Jan. 6-7, 2023
Jan. 13-14, 2023
Jan. 26-27, 2023
Feb. 3-4, 2023
Feb. 17-18, 2023
After brief introductions in our office your guide will fit a harness, helmet, boots, and crampons for each participant. The group then travels 2 minutes to the Ice Park where the guide will set up a toprope, explaining the characteristics of an anchor while doing so. If applicable, the team will rappel into the gorge and start the belaying and movement lessons of the day.
The day kicks off with the participants getting involved in setting up the first anchor of the day. This is a day of refinement and practice of the previous day’s movement lessons with those ready for steeper terrain shown how to progress. The guide will introduce participants to the placement of ice screws and have everyone practice constructing an anchor.
This is an open enrollment course. The maximum group size is 8.
All the technical climbing equipment required for this outing is included.
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his is a 2 day course designed to advance a climber who has gained competency with basic ice movement (triangle) into types of movement required for narrow, thin, steep, or discontinuous ice and mixed terrain.
Whether you wish to move onto learning to lead or will only ever toprope, this is a must-do to improve your ice climbing movement!
135 W Colorado Ave 2A | Telluride, C0 81435