Vertical Ice Climbing

Course Description:

Our vertical ice climbing course is perfect if you just took our intro to ice climbing course or if you have years of experience and just need a tune up on your technique.  Our guides will get you on the steeps, pinpoint your strengths and weaknesses, and offer specific, personalized coaching to help you avoid the dreaded vertical ice pump.  This course is based out of beautiful Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. Colorado is known for excellent ice climbing and our highly trained guides will make sure you experience everything there is to offer.

Details:

OVERVIEW:

  • Learn to use your skeleton more and your muscles less
  • Develop the ability to find rests and relax on the steepest ice
  • Learn techniques to avoid over-gripping – the source of the pump
  • Practice the art of swinging less and climbing more
  • Learn how rock climbing skills translate to more fluid and efficient movement on ice
  • Climb a lot and get expert feedback

PREREQUISITES:

Previous ice climbing experience

TIME:

1 day, 8:00am - 4:00pm

DURATION:

8 hours

MAXIMUM RATIO:

5:1

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