Scheduled Course - Learn to Lead Ice Climbing Clinic

Learn to Lead Ice:

Build on skills learned in UMA ice classes or several years of experience climbing ice, on rock or elsewhere to become an experienced and independent partner, prepared to lead water-ice routes. Ground school will include the opportunity to place a variety of ice and mixed rock/ice protection and create bomber anchors for top-roping or multi-pitch. Broadly experienced and/or AMGA certified UMA ice guides will share their tips and tricks with new leaders.

Guests will do "mock leads." A top-rope will be used for security while learning.

  • Practice placing ice screws
  • Learn to select safe and optimal placement locations
  • Identify and use stances for placing screws efficiently
  • Create solid anchors with modern day techniques and optimal screw placements
  • Learn how to build ice threads (V, A and 0 threads) and best practices for rappel anchors
  • Gain knowledge of the importance of micro and macro route finding in the mountains and on ice climbs.

How to Register:

Leading Ice in Provo Canyon

Leading Ice in Provo Canyon

Course Details

2024 Dates

Jan 27, 2024 Saturday
Feb 17, 2024 Saturday


8 am - 4 pm


Salt Lake City or Provo, Utah


$259 per person plus tax

UMA reserves the right to cancel or shorten the clinic if fewer than 2 participants register. Maximum of 4.


Intermediate to advanced. Ice climbing experience required. Rock experience recommended.

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Utah Mountain Adventures

P.O. Box 521809

Salt Lake City, Utah 84152-1809

Phone: (801) 550 3986

Fax: (801) 486 8505


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