Introduction to Ice Climbing - Full Day


Colorado Springs, Colorado

Group Size

4 people per guide


8 hours


Easy, Intermediate

What You'll Learn


If you’ve never climbed ice or even rock climbed before this is the place to start. During this Intro to Ice Climbing course participants will learn:

  • How to provide a solid lead and toprope belay that makes you a sought after climbing partner.
  • How ice screw protection and anchors work.
  • How to safely put on and use ice climbing equipment such as crampons, ice tools, and ice screws.
  • Basic ice climbing technique to make efficient use of energy and stay in balance.
  • How to descend from ice climbs.
  • Outdoor climbing etiquette and ethics for new outdoor leaders.

After taking this climbing course participants should feel capable of climbing ice where leading is not needed.