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.
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.
All Upcoming Dates and Locations:
- April 18, 2020 - April 18, 2020 - Winter Anchor Clinic - Estes Park, Colorado
- May 2, 2020 - May 2, 2020 - Winter Anchor Clinic - Estes Park, Colorado
- May 16, 2020 - May 16, 2020 - Winter Anchor Clinic - Estes Park, Colorado
- May 30, 2020 - May 30, 2020 - Winter Anchor Clinic - Estes Park, Colorado