If you have some steep snow climbs under your belt and are looking to take on moderate to steep ice routes in the mountains, this course is designed for you. In this two day introductory course we will cover the fundamentals of using two technical ice tools as well as different crampon techniques suitable for steep ice lines. We will also cover how and when to place ice screws for protection and for anchors. We typically teach this course on the White River Glacier or the Eliot Glacier on Mt Hood.
This course is offered for climbers who are interested in more instruction and more time practicing steep and vertical ice climbing techniques including a variety of crampon techniques and when to implement them as well as different ice tool techniques and positions.
In this two day course, there is more of an emphasis on different types of anchor construction as well as protection placement for leading steep ice routes. Students will have the option of doing a top-roped lead to bring together and apply all the course material that was covered.