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.


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.

How to Register:

Ice Climbing Clinic

Intro to Ice Climbing

Photo by Will McKay

Course Details

2023 / 2024 Dates

Dec 9, 2023 Saturday
Dec 17, 2023 Sunday
Jan 6, 2024 Saturday
Jan 14, 2024 Sunday
Jan 20, 2024 Saturday
Feb 3, 2024 Saturday
Feb 11, 2024 Sunday
Feb 24, 2024 Saturday


8 am - 4 pm


Salt Lake City or Provo, Utah


$239 per person plus tax

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


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


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