If you have climbed ice many times in the past, then this Steep Ice Climbing Course can help you development more efficient movement and skills for climbing long stretches of steep ice. The goal of the day is to get you feeling more confident climbing WI4 waterfall ice in a smooth and efficient style. This is your gateway to mastering the techniques to climb many of the classic ice routes worldwide.

Throughout the course, you’ll have plenty of time to warm up and shake off the rust on easier ice routes before progressing to steeper and steeper flows. Your calves will end up burning and your arms are sure to get pumped as you hone in your triangle or A-frame technique. A large emphasis of this course is placed on swinging ice tools correctly and efficiently so you can pull your hips away from the ice and utilize your feet more effectively.



Participants should have some prior ice climbing experience and a working knowledge of climbing systems such as belaying, and knots.  Previous experience taking care of yourself in cold environments is a must.

Course Dates Price Location Course Length Difficulty Rating
Course DatesFebruary 10, 2024 Price$249 LocationLincoln Falls, CO Course Length8:00am to 4:00pm Difficulty Rating4/10
Course DatesMarch 23, 2024 Price$249 LocationLincoln Falls, CO Course Length8:00am to 4:00pm Difficulty Rating4/10
  • Learn how to get the most out of ice climbing
  • Learn how equipment selection for steep ice climbing can make all the difference
  • Hands on experience and personalized feedback from a professional guide
  • Tons of practice climbing steep ice
Price Includes


  • A professionally trained and/or certified AMGA guide or instructor
  • All necessary climbing equipment including harness, hemet, crampons, mountaineering boots, ice tools, belay devices, and other group gear
  • Professional guiding and personalized instruction throughout the entire course
  • Resources to further your ice climbing journey


  • Transportation. You will be responsible for your own transportation to and from a designated meeting area
  • Gratuity
  • Personal items such as food, clothing, backpack, etc.
  • Entrance fees and parking fees (where necessary)
Topics Covered
  • Review of climbing systems and ice climbing technique
  • How to kick properly with crampons
  • How to effectively swing an ice tool
  • Efficiency in movement
  • Development and refinement of steep ice climbing techniques
  • How to pick a line when climbing steep ice
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