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Date Sunday  5/12/2019
End Date Sunday  5/12/2019
Group Denver
Event Title snow climb clinic: North Star mountain
Start Time 5:00 AM
Status Complete
Leader Gyorgy Kereszti
Member Price Free
Available Participants 4
Type Trip
Trip Type All Other
Pace Moderate
Classification Moderate 
Trail Mileage 5
Elevation Gain 3200
Driving Distance 200 miles


North face of North Star mountain.  There are several nice culoirs great for parctice snow climbing and steep snow descent.

For more info Contact

Gyorgy Kereszti, 303-570-0443 or


This is a snow climbing clinic, so no steep snow experience is expected. You should, however, be familiar with and used ice axe and crampons before. First, I plan to review snow climbing and descending techniques and then climb one or two culoirs and descending in some others.  We use rope only for short stretches if it is needed for protection, so you only need to be able to tie in on a rope.  As this is a clinic, we concentrate on techniques and not speed or finishing culoirs!

We will NOT practice ice climbing and glaciated alpine techniques so you don't need related gear like ice tool or crevasse rescue setup and such.

Required gear: ice axe (ice tool is not appropriate), stiff soled mountaineering boots, 12 point crampon (trail crampon or micro spikes are not sufficient), snowshoes, seat harness with locking carabiner, helmet, heavy mittens, goggles and full winter clothing.  Ten essentials without fire making stuff. Crampons should be fitted on your boots you bring.

Optional gear: hiking pole(s), mountaineering rope (8mm thick, 30m long), few extra carabiner, camera, ice tool, gaitors.

If you have any question, write at


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