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Introduction to Ice Climbing Class
When temperatures drop and drips and seeps start to freeze Colorado becomes a winter playground. Because it takes place in colder temperatures and with more equipment there is a great benefit to learning from a guide. Learning how to use equipment is as important as learning the basic movements to climb efficiently. Since many of the skills covered in this course also apply to rock and alpine climbing it is a great way to learn many climbing skills from one course. These courses are offered in locations based on conditions. We guide ice in Cheyenne Canyon, Clear Creek Canyon, and Lake City. Please call and ask about conditions.
  • Previous climbing experience is helpful but not necessary.
What to Bring
  • Snacks and water for an eight hour day.
  • Comfortable hiking shoes and warm clothing appropriate to the weather.
  • A small pack to carry things. A bookbag or pack of about 25 liters works well.
  • Sunscreen and sunglasses.
  • All climbing equipment including boots and crampons is provided but you can bring your own if you desire.
What You Will Learn
  • How properly to belay and rappel with focus on problems unique to ice climbing
  • Basic climbing knots.
  • How ice climbing systems and anchors work.​
  • Tips to stay warm and comfortable.
  • Basic ice climbing techniques to help you learn to swing your tools and use your crampons properly.
2016/17 Dates:
To book your trip send us an e-mail at info@coclimbing or call 719-209-6649
If you do not see a date that works for you we also offer this at our custom rates at your convenience. Previous clients receive a 10% discount on this class.
December 17th
January 14th
February 11th
​March 4th
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