This is a 4-day learn-to-lead program where participants are given the tools and instruction to take the sharp end on ice climbs. Multi-pitch climbing is covered. A significant amount of time is invested in ice climbing technique and movement.
The transition from Peak Mountain Guides to Mountain Trip has happened! Please contact Mountain Trip’s Telluride, CO office at 970-369-1153 to book this course.
We meet in the office on day 1 for introductions and a discussion about the risks of being a lead climber. After a quick gear shake down we’re off to the ice park to review movement, ice screws, anchor construction, and then get into the curriculum for lead climbing. This day is focused on forming an understanding of the system while still on toprope.
Now we dive deeper into the details. Frequency and availability of protection, fall consequence, protecting the follower; as much as we can cover in the day. Participants will do mock leads.
Again, we’ll discuss the risks of climbing above protection then for participants who are ready actual lead climbs will begin. Instructors will position themselves where they can assist in case a new leader gets into trouble.
At a suitable location we’ll cover multi-pitch topics and do hands on practice in the form of “mini-pitching” for half the day then move into more realistic terrain in the afternoon.
135 W Colorado Ave 2A | Telluride, C0 81435