Intro to Mixed Climbing

Length:1 day
Price:1 climber $575
2 $395 per climber
3 $355 per climber
4 $295 per climber

Dates:Custom dates are available during Winter and early Spring
Location:Central Oregon

While we may not always have the best ice in Oregon, we do have more frozen rock than you can shake a tool at. Come get yourself primed for the alpine or just pumped silly for fun on the finest steep choss the Cascades have to offer. This one-day clinic will introduce you to the fundamentals of the modern mixed game, covering everything from the tools and tricks of the trade to dry-tooling and movement on steep rock and various other frosty mediums.

Whether you’re focused on big alpine routes or just good, clean, winter fun, with the right technique and some practice, you’ll be amazed how quickly you can step up your game. Plus who knew climbing rocks with ice tools could be so enjoyable?

No prior mixed climbing experience is required, but you’ll probably have more fun if you’ve done some rock and/or ice climbing before. The amount of actual ice available to climb varies with our beloved northwestern weather, but while route conditions vary, we can go climbing regardless. A longtime mixed aficionado and first ascensionist from Bend to beyond, Chris can’t wait to take you on a tour of his latest creations.

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Interested in a trip? Call us today to get started on your trip reservation. We will take the time to place you on the expedition that is a fit for you.

(541) 312-9242

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Intro to Mixed Climbing

Central Oregon

In the mountains, the lines between snow and ice and rock can often blur. When the ice gets thin, and you find yourself scratching the rock with the picks of your ice-tools, you’ll be glad that you learned some technique with Chris Wright, an accomplished alpinist who wants to share his hard-earned tips and techniques with you.

Elevation:7,000 to 9,000 feet
Style:Steep mixed climbing on toprope with lots of instruction and feedback
Skill Level:Entry-level

"I am very happy with my TMG experience. The guides were professional, personable, and extremely concerned about safety. . . I absolutely give highest marks to these guys. If you don't have much Alpine experience, or just want the security of seasoned veterans guiding you up this mountain, then I strongly recommend you sign up with them. Thanks, guys, for a great experience!!"

George C
Highland, UT

"What a fantastic experience gaining the summit of a mountain we've gazed on from Portland for 25 years! . . . We learned a great deal, had a ton of fun, felt in very capable hands, and had the reward of summiting on a beautiful clear day. The value of being with a professional, certified, guide and guiding organization was evident throughout. Kudos to the TMG team who were responsive, supportive, and fun to work with every step of the way."

Malcolm C
Portland, OR

"We booked 2-day overnight program on Mt. Hood with Timberline Mountain Guides. Our guides were great, . . super friendly and reputable. The program did not go as planned due to inclement weather but we still had fun and good experience. The guides were definitely flexible and provided guidance during the trip. I would recommend going with them if it's your first climbing trip on Mt. Hood for sure."

Portland, OR

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  • There are no prerequisites to join this program
  • Previous ice and rock climbing experience is helpful
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