Intro to Ice Climbing




Learn to Ice Climb this Winter

Wyoming Mountain Guides’ apprentice guide Kaitlin Dooling warms up on a frigid day of ice climbing in Cottonwood Canyon

Our intro to ice climbing courses are great if you’re interested in trying out the sport for the first time – regardless of your climbing background.  This two day course includes lessons on sport-specific LNT practices, environmental hazards, risk management, fundamentals of top rope safety, efficient ice climbing movement and technique.  These lessons are accompanied by top rope ice climbing on a variety of moderate terrain in Shell and Cottonwood Canyons.


December 7-8 & 14-15, 2019; Jan 4-5 & Feb 1-2, 2020


Our Intro to Ice Climbing courses include personalized instruction on the following topics and techniques:

  • Ice climbing safety, belay, and anchor systems
  • Ice climbing movement and techniques
  • 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

$350 per person, includes ice climbing equipment

$300 pp for WYMG alumni, includes equipment

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Interested in taking an Intro to Ice Climbing Course?  Feel free to ask us any questions you might have!


Additional information


December 7-8, December 14-15, January 4-5, February 1-2

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