This course is for those who have experience climbing on ice and want to tap into some of the techniques necessary for leading ice routes. Topics covered include:

  • Risk assessment
  • Ice Screw placements and removal, protection evaluation
  • Multi-point/multi-directional anchor construction
  • V-threads
  • Fall factors and forces created
  • Technique and lead climbing strategy
  • Lead belays and belaying from above
  • Equipment selection and use

PREREQUISITES: Climbers enrolling in our Leading Ice Climbs Courses should have a solid background in climbing on ice. Contact us about options if you feel you need to gain these skills.

Course Duration

1 Day

Course Dates

  • February 17, 2024

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$275 for 1-day course (no extra costs)


  • Professional guiding and instruction
  • All technical equipment (ice tools, boots, crampons, harness, and helmet)


4:1 (max of 8 participants, 2 guides)

Note: With 8 participants, we will have two 4:1 climbing teams to maintain better social distancing.


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