Learn the use of ice tools and crampons and climb on Utah's beautiful frozen waterfalls. No previous climbing experience is necessary.
You will learn front-pointing, flat-footing, effective tool swinging, various ice tool placements, efficient movement, maximization of resting opportunities, how to "read" ice, and ways to minimize risk.
The instructor will review the use of harness and ropes and lead participants through a progression of techniques, starting without tools, and leading to scaling a variety of ice pitches with two tools and crampons.
An introduction to placement and removal of ice protection and building of anchors will be included.
This course is typically held on the lower curtains of the world-class Stairway to Heaven formation in Provo Canyon, easily accessible by a 20-minute hike.
* No experience necessary for this class.
How to Register:
Intro to Ice Climbing
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8 am - 4 pm
Salt Lake City or Provo, Utah
$239 per person plus tax
UMA reserves the right to cancel or shorten the clinic if fewer than 2 participants register.
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