Winter Anchor Clinic

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, Boulder, and other areas along the Front Range, Rocky Mountain National Park is easily accessible and the perfect venue for such a course.  During the day we’ll focus on various knots, snow anchor principals/considerations, racking gear, building specific snow anchors, rigging snow anchors, belay and rope travel techniques.

Winter Anchors Clinic with the Colorado Mountain School in Rocky Mountain National Park Colorado

Although we recommend that individuals come to this course with a basic understanding of rock/ice anchors, it isn’t essential.  We do recommend that individuals interested in getting into the mountains on their own have an understanding of rock, ice, and snow anchors before doing so.

Course Details

Prerequisites:

Basic snow skills (i.e. proper ice axe and crampon use)

Time:

8:00am - 4:00pm

Duration:

8 hours

Maximum Ratio:

6:1

Minimum Age:

Please call to register participants under 18

Price includes & Excludes:

Price Includes:

  • Harness, helmet, mountaineering axe, boots, crampons

Meeting location:

Colorado Mountain School
341 Moraine Avenue
Estes Park, CO 80517

Lodging:

With a sixteen-bed lodge available exclusively to Colorado Mountain School students, you can spend your entire weekend 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 book separately for $30/night. Please call our office for reservations.