Monthly
Dates
Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, WA; and Frenchman Coulee, WA
Location
8 Hours
Duration
Outdoor
Setting
Intermediate
Skill Level

So, you’re familiar with the joy of swinging tools, foot placements on ice, and the unforgettable “screaming barfies,” but are looking to take the next step in your climbing progression. Ice Climbing: Intermediate will help the beginner ice climber tackle steeper lines and introduce ice protection systems. We will spend time helping participants become more independent climbers by honing their safety systems.

AGES 18+ for adult courses or 16+ with consent from a guardian and Kaf approval.
12-18 for youth courses.
PREREQUISITES This is a intermediate level course. Any previous ice climbing experience will enhance your ability to learn. Our Ice Climbing: Beginner is highly recommended. Belay skills are required.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN Belay techniques
Rope handling and belay stance techniques
Steep ice climbing techniques
Ice tool and crampon techniques
A and V-Thread anchors
Rappelling from Ice Climbs
Ice Screw Anchors
Ice Screw Placements
Mock-Leading
INCLUDED 8 hours of expert instruction
Kaf Resources
Ropes
Ice Tools
Ice Screws
Crampons
Helmet
Harness
NOT INCLUDED Transportation
Lunch
Personal climbing gear: Layers and boots.
EQUIPMENT Ice Tools
Crampons
Helmet
Climbing boots
Appropriate layers
RENTALS We offer full-service rentals. If you need any gear, please visit our rental page.
TRANSPORTATION & TIMES Transportation and times will be coordinated by email when the pre-trip announcement is sent to all registrants.
WHAT’S NEXT Ice Climbing: Advanced, New England or Ice Climbing: Advanced, Banff
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CUSTOM COURSES We can create any custom course you would like, in any of our disciplines: Rock Climbing, Mountaineering, Backpacking, Ice Climbing, Yoga + Wilderness, and Winter Recreation. If you don’t see a date or time that works for you, contact us, and we’ll arrange something. You can find our custom rates here.

Participants will meet at a designated park and ride convenient for all participants. Meeting times vary and will be determined in the pre-course email. We will also help you coordinate carpools. All driving will take place on plowed road. Chains for your vehicle will be required.

Ice climbing location vary in Washington. Plan on driving up to 2.5 hours or less to the location. Once at the location, climbers will travel on snow to the ice up to 1 hour and climbing will begin after a review of belaying technique. Locations are extremely cold, be prepared with warm layers as climbers will be standing around on the snow.

Most climbers will climb a few routes before heading back to the cars. Plan on being home by 9pm.

Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, WA
Frenchman Coulee, WA

January 8th
January 15th
February 5th

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CUSTOM COURSES We can create any custom course you would like, in any of our disciplines: Rock Climbing, Mountaineering, Backpacking, Ice Climbing, Yoga + Wilderness, and Winter Recreation. If you don’t see a date or time that works for you, contact us, and we’ll arrange something. You can find our custom rates here.

We are really excited to head out there with you! Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Book Online
CUSTOM COURSES We can create any custom course you would like, in any of our disciplines: Rock Climbing, Mountaineering, Backpacking, Ice Climbing, Yoga + Wilderness, and Winter Recreation. If you don’t see a date or time that works for you, contact us, and we’ll arrange something. You can find our custom rates here.