This 3-day course is focused on giving participants the skills to become an independent party in a single pitch venue. Ice climbing movement skills are expanded from the Intro course into more difficult terrain up to WI4 to WI5.
$685 per person
We start a little early on the first day to make time for a backpack explosion and gear shake down. Next we travel up to the ice park and dive into anchors beginning with using a “anchor rope” to extend the master point. Most of the first day will be focused on movement review and building on skills from the Intro course.
Participants start the second day by setting up the anchor. The team will enter gorge via rappel, learning how to extend the device and use a friction hitch backup. The focus of the day is anchors. Throughout the day, you’ll switch climbs frequently to allow movement refinement on numerous climbs and the opportunity to get repetition building the anchor.
This day is focused on top managed belays. Aspects of lowering a climber in from the top of the climb and belaying them back us will be covered as well as simple mechanical advantage to raise if necessary.
December 26-28, 2020
January 16-18, 2021
February 24-26, 2021
This is an open enrollment course. The maximum group size is 3.
This trip meets at the Peak Guide House at 311 Main Street in Ouray at 7:30am. Usually, this course runs in the Ouray Ice Park. It is possible for some courses to spend time outside of the park.
All the technical climbing equipment required for this outing is included.
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In this 4-day course, participants are given the tools and systematic approach to lead single and multi-pitch ice climbs.
The Peak Guide House
311 Main Street | Ouray CO 81427
Peak Mountain Guides, LLC
160 Liddell St. #C3 | Ridgway CO 81432
PO Box 2051 | Ridgway CO 81432