Intermediate Alpine Ice - Everett - 2021

Climbing Course

Intermediate Alpine Ice

Intermediate Alpine Ice Course - Everett

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Course Description

This course prepares students to travel safely on moderate to steep alpine ice.

Course Outcomes

  • Evaluate ice conditions
  • Move efficiently and confidently
  • Place effective protection
  • Build ice anchors
  • Strategize and adapt leading safely based on terrain

This course is designed for students who are already comfortable with multi-pitch traditional climbing. Instruction is focused on the aspects of multi-pitch alpine ice climbing that are new/different from rock climbing. Not enough time exists in the course to teach the fundamentals of multi-pitch lead climbing.

Course Requirements

This course has no scheduled activities.

Required Equipment
  • Mountaineering boots
  • 12 point crampons
  • Ice tool, a matched pair is nice to have, but you can get by with a single tool
  • 3 or 4 Ice screws (at least one 22 cm for making v-threads)
  • 1 Cordelette
  • 2 9/16" Tubular webbing  slings- un-sewn.
  • 4 Sewn Alpine Draws- 2 single, 2 double
Course Materials

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