Ice Climbing Courses

Up Your Ice Game!

Just because it's cold outside doesn't mean you can't climb! Our ice climbing courses are for beginners and experts alike, and are a sure way to increase your confidence while swinging ice tools and dancing up frozen waterfalls. Courses are held within a short drive from Denver and focus on ice climbing technique, efficiency, and technical skills. We can help you achieve your winter goals, whether it's climbing steep waterfall ice, or bigger alpine and mixed routes.

Did you miss the ice climbing course you really wanted to take? We can always offer any course as a Private Day instead.  Contact Us to set up a Private Day.

Introduction to ice climbing course in Denver Colorado

Intro to Ice Climbing

This day long course is perfect for anyone looking to get into ice climbing! Develop skills, learn technique, and swing some tools!

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Intro to Ice Climbing

 

The Introduction to Ice Climbing Course is perfect for anyone looking to get into ice climbing.  Throughout this day long course, you will develop skills needed to climb all different types of ice.  There will be tons of time to practice new skills since the best way to stay warm is to climb! In this course, you'll learn the techniques to climb all different types of ice flows as well as evaluate the ice you plan to climb.

No experience is necessary for this course.  Perfect for beginners that have never tried ice climbing before.

Price Includes

 

  • An AMGA Trained Guide

  • All necessary climbing equipment including harnesses, helmets, mountaineering boots, belay devices, crampons, and ice tools

  • Professional guiding, instruction, and coaching throughout the entire day

  • Resources to further your ice climbing journey

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  • 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)

Highlights

 

  • Learn the basics of ice climbing, and rope systems

  • Plenty of time to swing ice tools and perfect technique

  • You'll walk away from this course with a basic understanding of the skills needed to climb ice

  • An excellent way to see what all the excitement is about

Topics Covered

 

  • Clothing and equipment for ice climbing

  • Safety considerations of ice climbing

  • Crag etiquette

  • Ice hazard assessment and risk management

  • Basic climbing knots and belaying

  • Reading the ice

  • Ice climbing movement and technique

Course Dates

January 16, 2021

February 13, 2021

March 6, 2021

Price

$190

Location

Clear Creek Canyon

Course Length

8:00am to 4:00pm

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Mixed climbing instruction in Denver

Intro to Dry Tooling

Learn to climb rock with crampons and ice tools! This is an important skill if you plan to climb bigger mountains, or become a stronger ice climber.

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Intro to Drytooling

 

Throughout this day long course, you will develop skills needed to climb rock with ice climbing gear.  There will be tons of time to practice climbing and start to feel comfortable moving! In this course, you'll learn techniques suited to drytooling and mixed climbing.

Drytooling is great way to increase your ice climbing ability, confidence, and movement skills. It is also the key to bigger mountains. Let us help as you begin your mixed climbing career!

Prerequisites:
Some experience with indoor or outdoor climbing.

Recommended: Intro to Rock Climbing

Price Includes

 

  • An AMGA Certified Rock Guide and Single Pitch Instructor

  • All necessary climbing equipment including harnesses, helmets, mountaineering boots, belay devices, crampons, and ice tools

  • Professional guiding, instruction, and coaching throughout the entire day

  • Resources to further your climbing journey

Price Excludes

 

  • 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)

Highlights

 

  • Learn the basics of drytooling, and mixed climbing

  • Plenty of time to climb with ice tools and perfect technique

  • You'll walk away from this course with a basic understanding of the skills needed to drytool and climb mixed routes

  • An excellent way to become a stronger ice climber

Topics Covered

 

  • How to feel rock holds with ice tools and crampons

  • Rest positions

  • How to use your ice tools like never before

  • Understanding the mixed climbing scale

  • Climbing resources as you progress

Course Dates

January 17, 2021

February 14, 2021

March 7, 2021

Price

$190

Location

Clear Creek Canyon

Course Length

8:00am to 4:00pm

Difficulty Rating

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