Introduction to Ice Climbing Course - Seattle - 2015

Climbing Course

Introduction to Water Ice Climbing Course

Introduction to Ice Climbing Course

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Explore the world of vertical ice and mixed climbing in this introductory course. This course will cover movement on ice, anchors, v-threads, and an intro to dry-tooling with an emphasis on safe practices for the alpine ice environment. Please send a climbing resume and letter of intent by September 1, 2015 to jennecarter@gmail.com.  Participants will be chosen based on experience and desire to learn. Preference will be given to to Basic and Intermediate Mountaineer graduates although non-members with the pre-requisites are also welcome.  Pre-requisites: - lead on rock/ lead belay - basic rescue methods - AIARE 1

2015 Dates:
Ice Lecture at the Mountaineers
Friday, October 30, 6-9pm
* meet and greet
* what gear to buy
* basic movement instruction on foam and drytool wall 
Full day seminar at the Baker Seracs
Friday, November 6, 5am - we're done
* low angle terrain
* anchors and v-threads
* top roping
* mock leading
Half day seminar the dry tool crag in Issaquah
Friday, December 4, 7am - 3pm
* movement in mixed/ rock environments
3 - 5 day weekend date in January and location TBD
Location would be dependent on conditions but could include: Bozeman, Lilloeet, Banks Lake, Pan Dome, Leavenworth, or Ouray
* water ice
3 - 5 day weekend date in February and location TBD
Location would be dependent on conditions but could include: Bozeman, Lilloeet, Banks Lake, Pan Dome, Leavenworth, or Ouray
* water ice
(Please note course fee does not include required gear purchases and travel expenses)

Badges you will earn:

Course Requirements

This course has no scheduled activities.

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Required Equipment

- 2 technical tools 
- ice screws - 4 per person 
- steel crampons (either vertical or horizontal points)
ice boots or equivalent stiff and warm boots 
- gloves and mitts (many pairs)
- proper layering systems
- half ropes (optional but recommended)

Equipment will be a significant cost to the student which is why the course fee is low.

Course Materials

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