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
|INCLUDED||8 hours of expert instruction
Personal climbing gear: Layers and boots.
|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|
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
We are really excited to head out there with you! Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.Book Online