Clinic - Intro to Ice Climbing

  • January 15, 2014 · 10:00 AM

We have an opportunity to use a private ice climbing wall for a 4 hour intro class.  All gear will be provided including mountaineering boots, crampons, ice tools and helmets.  Bring your own harness and helmet if you prefer.  This event is sponsored by Front Range Climbing Co. and costs $30/person.  That’s a huge savings compared to full price and in fact is only a little more than half the cost of the best online specials that run periodically.  Please go to Amazon Payments to send in your $30 or get in touch with me to make payment by cash or check.  This event is limited and priority will go to the first 12 members who have paid.

This clinic will cover basic techniques and use of ice tools and crampons.  I plan on having 3 top-ropes set up.  We will meet at the Safeway at 3275 W Colorado Ave at 9:00 am. It is less than an hour's drive from there, up Hwy 24.

I would like to have another such event set up for Sunday, February 2.  Please do not RSVP for this weekday event if you are interested in the Sunday event but please leave a comment here if interested in doing this on that Sunday.


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  • Dominic G.

    I had told myself I was never going to try ice climbing, but I'm glad I did. What a great experience, can't wait to go again!

    January 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    This was the best way to get safely acquainted with an activity that can be so risky. Thanks to all for a pleasant event!

    January 15, 2014

  • Brian C.

    Ice rocks. Thank you Bill for making it fun and challenging. Looking forward to the next. Thanks again to everyone. I really appreciated the help from Jerry, Dave and Dominic.

    January 15, 2014

  • Bill

    Great day, thanks everyone for the good times!

    January 15, 2014

  • Jerry

    Very interesting and very fun. Nice time. Thank you, Bill.

    January 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would like to do the one on Feb 2nd!

    January 14, 2014

  • Jerry

    Hi Bill, please tell me where and when to meet you. Thanks. Also, it may be better for me just to drive directly to the site...

    January 14, 2014

    • Bill

      Sent you an e-mail; please check that. If you are anywhere east of Canon City it would actually be best for you to meet us at the Safeway; it is fastest to come up I-25 (or even Hwy 115) to Hwy 24 and up into the mountains from there.

      January 14, 2014

    • Jerry

      Ok, got the email. Will see you at the Safeway.

      January 14, 2014

  • Julie

    Dr. said no ice climbing for me tomorrow : ( Lame.

    January 14, 2014

    • Bill

      :-( but we'll make it happen another time!

      January 14, 2014

  • Julie

    I'll know for certain the first week or so of January about my shoulder so I'll update my RSVP to a no or I'll pay at that time if that's ok.

    December 27, 2013

    • Bill

      That will be fine, Julie. And the event has an automatic waiting list so I think your place is secure, unless it goes by paid/unpaid. But I think it goes only by time of rsvp. Hope you'll be able to make it!

      December 27, 2013

    • Julie

      As of now I'm still in but I will know for certain tomorrow after my shoulder injection by MRI and how I feel. I will update/pay then if that is ok?!?

      January 13, 2014

  • Randall A.

    Duty calls. Have to cancel.

    January 13, 2014

  • Bill

    Looking at another intro to ice clinic for Sunday, February 2. Please respond here if interested in that; we're going to need a few more committing to that date to make it happen. Feel free to invite guests.

    December 24, 2013

    • Eric

      I'd be in on the 2nd.

      December 28, 2013

    • Stephanie

      I'm interested!

      January 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Need any belay help? Or extra ropes?

    January 6, 2014

  • Rita E.

    I have two guests plus myself that would like to attend. We are all "mature" ladies with rock climbing experience. Before I die we want to experience ice climbing one time. Two of us have chronic injuries which might interfere with the ability to kick forward. I know space is limited and understand if this isn't the right setting for our endeavor. Please contact me with any suggestions or further information about this meet up if you have space for us old ladies. :)

    January 2, 2014

  • ryan

    BIll
    I cant afford the 30$ but I would love to come out and help give pointers where needed, set up ropes, belay, clean up, whatever looks like it might take some some free manpower.

    January 1, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would be interested in the January 18th event, will get payment in soon. Have never been before but it sounds like an adventure! In!

    December 24, 2013

    • Bill

      Thanks Courtney. But just in case that's not a typo, this event is on January 15. If you can only make a weekend, I'm looking to do this again on Sunday, February 2.

      December 24, 2013

  • Bill

    The private ice climbing wall is in the vicinity of Lake George.

    December 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Would be fun, but I've been leading and climbing ice for almost 15 years, so a beginner's class is somewhat redundant for me. But would love to hook up with any ice climbers(experienced or beginner) that would like to go out sometime and climb.

    December 24, 2013

    • Bill

      John, feel free to post events for experienced ice climbing and I will make them official. E-mail me if you want any advice on posting and hosting events.

      December 24, 2013

  • Sherry E.

    Very interested in a Sunday. Went to Ouray and ice climbed for two days last year but would love some tips!!

    December 24, 2013

  • Clete L.

    Hi Bill - interested in a Sunday class. Thanks!

    December 23, 2013

  • Stephanie

    Super interested!! Just wondering about the location.

    December 23, 2013

  • Dominic G.

    This sounds like an awesome opportunity to get into ice climbing. I also have ZERO ice climbing experience.

    December 23, 2013

  • Beth P.

    I'd have to work at that date and time, but I'm throwing my "no" RSVP in for interest purposes.

    December 23, 2013

  • Jerry

    Sounds very interesting! I have ZERO ice climbing experience. Where will it be held?

    December 23, 2013

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