Ice climbing

Squamish, Whistler, Lillooet and International

Guiding & Personalized Instruction
Are you looking for a weekend tour of the local ice or a week in the Rockies bagging the classic routes the area is famous for.
Pre-requisites: none - Master

The Novice
If you have never climbed before, this is a whirlwind tour of this deranged sport. You will have the opportunity of climbing several small routes of varying difficulties. Your instructor will be with you coaching your every step. You will walk away from this day with the knowledge to pass a gym belay course.
Pre-requisites: none
Duration: 1 days

From Rock to Ice
You have had some experience the rock-climbing world. Now you want to push it forward into realm of frozen water. In this course we will focus on climbing technique and crampon work. We will look at anchor construction. The goal of this course is to send you off with skills to safely come back and set up your own top rope systems.
Pre-requisites: The Novice course, or previous rock climbing
Duration: 2 days

Leading on Ice
The focus this low ratio course is lead climbing. We will look at protection placement and lead systems as well as the bombproof anchor construction. Steep Ice technique and multi-pitch rope management are key in the ice climbing progression. All of the above mixed in with a little hazard recognition should leave you as a pretty well rounded climber.
Pre-requisites: Lead climbing ability to 5.6/5.7, Previous ice climbing experience.
Duration: 2 days

Mixing it Up
This one-day course will bring you up to snuff with modern mixed climbing techniques. We will look at equipment and technique used in the new game of mixed climbing. What new hazards develop once you move onto rock with all your ice climbing gear?
Pre-Requisites: Top-rope or lead


The Rambles