Ice Climbing Course for Teens - 2024

Youth & Climbing Program

Ice Climbing

Get ready for the ultimate winter adventure! Join CMC Youth Programs for Ice Climbing!



    • SATURDAY - January 6th, 2024 (3-6PM)
      • Ground School/Ice Climbing 101 Intro Course @ the AMC
    • SUNDAY- January 7th, 2024 (9AM-7PM)
      • Ice Climbing Field Trip to Camp Alexander in Lake George

  • AGE: 12-18 years old

  • DESCRIPTION: Get ready for the ultimate winter adventure! Join CMC Youth Programs for Ice Climbing! Learn the basics and beauty of ice climbing in this weekend course. Learn the basics of ice climbing in a classroom setting on Saturday, January 6th before heading out to put your new knowledge to the test with 4 hours of ice climbing at Camp Alexander in Lake George, CO on Sunday, January 7th.

***Transportation to and from Golden to Camp Alexander as well as Lunch and Snacks Included on Field Trip

  • PREREQUISITES: Participants must have taken a Beginner or Intermediate/Advanced Rock Climbing Course at CMC. If you have not taken a Beginner or Intermediate/Advanced Rock Climbing Course, please reach out to to see if this course is appropriate for your student.

  • COST: Family Member Price: $289, Non-Member Price: $309

Please note, if you have an individual membership and wish to sign up your child, you will need to create a separate guest account with a different email. You can also choose to upgrade your individual membership to a family membership to be able to register your child on your account and receive the discount.

AT CMC, WE BELIEVE THE OUTDOORS ARE FOR ALL. If you need financial assistance for our camps, click here to apply! If you would like to set up a payment plan to finance your next adventure, email us at

Program Requirements

This program has no scheduled activities.

Required Equipment

You Bring:

  • Synthetic or wool long underwear bottom and top (no cotton - cotton does not wick moisture or insulate when wet)
  • Mid layer top and bottom
  • Synthetic or wool socks (no cotton)
  • Winter jacket
  • Insulated “Puffy” Jacket
  • Snow/Shell pants (shell pants preferable)
  • Warm gloves or mittens
  • Hat and neck gaiter or balaclava
  • Goggles or sunglasses
  • Small day pack
  • Water bottle
  • Lip balm
  • Sunscreen
  • Mountaineering Boots (Lowa and La Sportiva Mountaineering Boots can be rented from REI Denver, Neptune Mountaineering in Boulder, and Bentgate in Golden, cost of rental varies and ranges around $25-$40)


  • Hand warmers 
  • Thermos of hot liquid
  • Gaiters 
  • Water bottle insulator
  • Camera

CMC Will Provide:

  • Crampons
  • Ice Axes
  • Helmet
  • Harness
  • Face mask
  • Snacks
  • Lunch
Program Materials

You must register for this program to see program materials.