Our Introduction to Ice Climbing Course is the perfect one-day introductory course covering all the basics of ice climbing. Our highly trained guides will lead the group to one of the many great ice climbing venues we have to offer. The course is offered in Rocky Mountain National Park, and beautiful Clear Creek Canyon – just minutes from downtown Denver.
8:00 – Risk management, cold weather issues, first aid considerations,
avalanche issues, dehydration talk, wind and sunburn, emergency procedures.
8:15 – Gear overview, types of ice climbing gear, anatomy of ice tools and crampons.
8:30 – Drive to trailhead and approach ice climbing venue.
9:30 – Ice climbing movement, proper technique for swinging tools and kicking feet.
10:00 – Belaying and lowering.
10:30 – Ice climbing lesson and practice.
2:45 – Ice anchor demonstration.
3:00 – Begin travel back to office.
4:00 – Course close.
Colorado Mountain School
341 Moraine Avenue
Estes Park, CO 80517
If you require lodging at our Estes Park Adventure Hostel, please make your reservations online in advance. Beds are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Our hostel features 16 beds in 3 rooms, bathrooms, showers, a full kitchen with appliances, dishes and utensils, wi-fi, ping-pong table, and a lounge area. Please be considerate of others lodgers during your stay.
All of our courses can be run as custom outings. If you’re interested in a course, but it doesn’t fit into your schedule, please check out our custom guiding options.
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