Intermediate Ice Climbing

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Take Your Ice Climbing to the Next Level

Overview:

Our intermediate ice climbing course helps you gain the skills needed to climb longer and steeper objectives.  The first day of the course reviews skills learned in our introductory course and then works on climbing more efficiently on vertical ice.  The second day introduces anchors, systems, and techniques used for multipitch ice climbing. We recommend participants enroll in an intro to ice climbing course beforehand or have some background in ice climbing, as this course requires a foundation in ice climbing safety systems and a solid base of climbing fitness.

Dates:

Our two day Intermediate Ice Climbing Courses are available December  2020 – March 2021 upon request.  Please use our email contact form below or give us a call to arrange dates for your course.

Locations:
Lessons:

Our intermediate courses include personalized instruction on the following topics and techniques:

  • Risk management and route selection for ice climbing
  • Ice climbing safety, belay, and anchor systems
  • Ice climbing movement and techniques for climbing vertical ice
  • Minimal-impact ice climbing strategies to safeguard resources and heritage
  • Leave No Trace and “Beyond Leave No Trace” practices
  • Lessons the area’s geology, ecology, archaeology, and history
Sample itinerary:

Friday evening:

  • 6 pm: Meet for gear checks and safety orientation

Saturday:

  • 7am: Drive to ice climbing area
  • 8am: Start approach hike to the crag
  • 8:30am: Review risk management and safety skills for ice
  • 9:30am: Steep ice climbing technique lesson
  • 10am – 12pm: Toprope ice climbing
  • 12-12:30pm: Lunch break
  • 12:30pm: Anchor building lesson
  • 1-3:30pm: Toprope ice climbing
  • 3:30pm: Hike out
  • 4pm: Debrief

Sunday:

  • 7am: Drive to ice climbing area
  • 8am: Start approach hike to the crag
  • 8:30am: Route selection for ice climbing lesson
  • 9:30 – 12pm: Toprope ice climbing
  • 12-12:30pm: Lunch break
  • 12:30pm: Foundations of multipitch safety systems lesson
  • 1-3:30pm: Toprope ice climbing
  • 3:30pm: Hike out
  • 4pm: Debrief
Meeting location:

For all of our ice climbing courses, we prefer to meet the night before the course for equipment rentals and safety orientation at Sunlight Sports in Cody WY.

Accommodations:

For our guests ice climbing in the Cody area we have blocked out dates for staying at the historic Cody Carriage House on Airbnb.  This is a beautiful, fully-furnished, private cottage with a full kitchen in a convenient location in downtown Cody.  This booking is not included in the cost of the course fee.

Rate:

$400 per person, includes equipment

$350 for WYMG alumni

Contact Us:

Interested in taking an intermediate ice climbing course or scheduling a private outing?  Please contact us via the form below:

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WYMG Alumni

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