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Date Tuesday  1/23/2018
Group Denver
Event Title Basic Ice Climbing Session A
Start Time 6:00 PM
End Time 9:00 PM
Status Complete
Leader CMC Office
Group Price $85.00
NonGroup Price $85.00
Leader Price $60.00
Available Participants 4
Type Members Only (Programs/Education)


Lecture at American Mountaineering Center, Golden, CO

Field Day TBD

For more info Contact


CMC Office





(1) Intermediate Rock Climbing or equivalent, and

(2) at least 10 days climbing experience on rock. In other words, you need to be competent in basic climbing safety systems, including belaying, communication, tying-in, etc.

In one evening and one field day on ice, Basic Ice Climbing will introduce novice or experienced rock climbers to the basics of ice climbing, and teach them to safely enjoy the sport in top-rope settings. The course focuses on equipment, safety, and technique.


Lecture: 6:00- 9:00 pm, January 23

Field Day: January 27; Location to be determined

Basic Ice does not teach avalanche awareness or avalanche safety. These topics are covered in the Avalanche Terrain Avoidance Seminar or AIARE Level 1 School. If you are interested in learning to lead on ice, and are an experienced trad leader, consider the Technical Ice Climbing class.


Basic Ice will provide technical equipment for the class (ice tools and crampons).


Students will be expected to have the usual climbing gear for top rope climbing.

Students will be expected to have the necessary clothing and gear to negotiate snowy terrain in full winter.

That is, 3-season hiking boots, gloves, and coats will not be sufficient.

Best is to have a pair of boots that will take a hybrid or step-in crampon. We have some strap-on crampons that will fit boots without a toe or heel welt but this is not the optimal configuration.

Best is to have a pair of gloves that are thin enough to give you dexterity on the climb yet warm enough to avoid frostbite. And then best to have a pair of warmer gloves to wear when belaying or waiting for a rope.


Attendance/Completion Policy

Students must attend all lectures and field days to receive credit for completing the course. Students will not be allowed to continue beyond a missed lecture/field day. Students must also demonstrate mastery of the both the prerequisites and the skills taught in the immediate class. If such mastery cannot be demonstrated, the student will be asked to repeat the course. If a student cannot demonstrate mastery of the prerequisites the student will not be allowed to continue in the class.


Note that classes sometimes show "Sessions"; Basic Climbing Session A, for example. Sessions are simply alternate dates of the same class. In other words, you may choose Session A or Session B, depending on which dates work best for you. You do not have to complete both Session A and Session B.




Cancellation Policy:

Classes must have minimum four students signed up and requisite number of instructors. If either number is too low class may be cancelled.



Refund Policy:

Student/Participant requests for refunds of tuition/fees must be requested in writing (e-mail) to the appropriate school or event director. Requests made prior to 30 days before the beginning of the school/event will be processed less a $10 handling fee. Requests made within 30 days of the school/event will be refunded at 50% of the amount paid. No refunds will be made after the beginning of the school/event. However, a refund less $10 can be obtained if a person is found to take the original student’s place in a school.



Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.