Intro to Ice Climbing
So you are new to Colorado and the Denver Metro area because Denver is cool, right? But now you are trying to figure out how to better fit this amazing community of fit and outdoorsy people, but you have never done ice climbing. Well, let’s take care of that situation. Ice climbing is a pretty cool activity that will make you feel so ALIVE! Yes, it’s cold, yes you get booboos, yes it can be dangerous, but so is playing football. Actually, it’s more likely to get hurt playing football than it is ice climbing. In the time I have been ice climbing I have never experienced any bad incidents to my persona. And I knock on wood to keep it that way. When you go out ice climbing with me or any of our guides, our margin for safety is even greater.
Ice climbing is almost surrealistic. Just imagine climbing up a frozen feature that in another time of the year would only be water running down the mountain!
This is a comprehensive 2-day program in which we review the equipment needed, and movement sequences, the difficulty grades, anchoring, and we explore two different climbing areas that are pretty consistent every winter. Both areas are not too far from Denver, and once you finish this program you will feel more comfortable going out with your own friends and set a top rope. Again, this is for beginners to ice climbing. It is highly recommended to have some experience rock climbing because some of the techniques used are the same used in both disciplines. If you are completely new to climbing, then it is necessary to add one more day in which we meet at the rock gym to practice some techniques that will be mandatory to have under control before.
You know you want to do it, that’s why you are here in one of the coolest cities in the world. Do not let the years pass and getting in between. Reconnect with your child within, add that check mark on your “bucket list” now!
Please contact us today to schedule your Intro to Ice Climbing adventure.
Transferring Safely to a Rappel System
Rappelling off of a TR system can be a challenge. Using this technique it becomes smooth and easy, not to mention that you will be much safer!
Reaching the summit of Iztaccihuatl
Last summer of 2014 we summited the 7th (or so) highest point in north America once again. It was a beautiful day!
Training for Climbing
Staying in shape is a lifestyle, and adding this routine to your training program will help you achieve better results when you are either out on the rock or at the gym wall.