TCS Ice Lead Climbing - CMC State - 2023

Climbing Course

Ice Lead Climbing

This class is for experienced ice climbers who are ready to get on the sharp end.

What You'll learn:

  • How to place ice screws
  • Ice leading strategy
  • Options for technical descent (e.g. A-threads)
  • You’ll also receive plenty of mentorship from our Sr. Ice Climbing Instructors.

Badges you will earn:

Course Requirements

This course has no scheduled activities.

Required Equipment
    • Harness
    • 3 Locking Carabiners
    • 2 double runners
    • Belay device
    • Helmet
    • Climbing shoes (Shoes for lecture night) 
    • Eye protection (required)
    • Crampons 
    • Necessary 4 season clothing and gear to negotiate snowy terrain in full winter.
    • Mountaineering 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.
    • 1 pair of gloves that are thin enough to give you dexterity on the climb yet warm enough to avoid frostbite.
  • 1 pair of warmer gloves to wear when belaying or waiting for a rope.
Course Materials

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