Snow and Ice Anchors for Mountaineers
Being able to build proper snow anchors is essential if you want to travel safely over snow covered technical terrain. The Colorado Mountain School Winter Anchor Clinic is an excellent course to pair up with the Crevasse Rescue course that is offered the following day. This course takes place in Rocky Mountain National Park. With its close proximity to Denver and Boulder, Rocky Mountain National Park is the perfect venue for such a course. This course focuses on various knots, snow anchor principals/considerations, racking gear, building specific snow anchors, rigging snow anchors, belay and rope travel techniques.
We recommend that individuals come to this course with a basic understanding of rock/ice anchors. Lastly, we recommend that individuals interested in mountaineering on their own have an understanding of rock, ice, and snow anchors.
Basic snow skills (i.e. proper ice axe and crampon use)
Colorado Mountain School
341 Moraine Avenue
Estes Park, CO 80517
With a sixteen-bed lodge available, Colorado Mountain School provides students the opportunity to spend their entire stay in Estes Park without the hassle of commuting. Our lodge is conveniently located in downtown Estes Park with a full kitchen, WiFi and hot showers. Lodging must be booked separately for $40/night for CMS students. Please call our office for reservations.