Scheduled Course - Ice Climbing Classes

Ice Climbing Clinic:

Learn the use of ice tools and crampons and climb on Utah's beautiful frozen waterfalls. No previous climbing experience is necessary.

Description:

You will learn front-pointing, flat-footing, effective tool swinging, various ice tool placements, efficient movement, maximization of resting opportunities, how to "read" ice, and ways to minimize risk.

The instructor will review the use of harness and ropes and lead participants through a progression of techniques, starting without tools, and leading to scaling a variety of ice pitches with two tools and crampons.

An introduction to placement and removal of ice protection and building of anchors will be included.

This course is typically held on the lower curtains of the world-class Stairway to Heaven formation in Provo Canyon, easily accessible by a 20-minute hike.

* No experience necessary for this class.

Ice Climbing Clinic

Learning to ice climb on top rope

Photo by Higinio Gonzalez

Course Details

2016 / 2017 Dates

Dec 17, 2016 Saturday
Jan 7, 2017 Saturday
Jan 21, 2017 Saturday
Feb 4, 2017 Saturday
Feb 18, 2017 Saturday

Duration

8 am - 4 pm

Location

Salt Lake City, Utah

Fee

$199 per person plus tax

UMA reserves the right to cancel or shorten the clinic if fewer than 2 participants register.

Level

Introductory. No experience necessary.

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Utah Mountain Adventures

P.O. Box 521809

Salt Lake City, Utah 84152-1809

Phone: (801) 550 3986

Fax: (801) 486 8505

Email: uma@utahmountainadventures.com

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