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Snow Climbing Training SIG 2.1 and 2.2 Now Registering

From: Darren S.
Sent on: Wednesday, December 9, 2015 4:43 PM

NOW REGISTERING: January dates for Snow, Ice and Glacier Climbing Level Two - SIG 2.1 and SIG 2.2

>>  Register for SIG 2.1 January 2nd | January 30th <<

>>  Register for SIG 2.2 January 3rd | January 31st <<

SIG 2.1 Snow and Ice Climbing Protection and Anchors: This is our comprehensive protection and anchors class in preparation for lead climbing on snow and alpine ice. This 8 hour training class consists of climbing steep snow and alpine / easy water ice, in addition to an orientation to snow and ice lead climbing gear, understanding and placing natural and artificial snow and ice protection, assessing protection, building single point anchors, using natural protection, concepts of SRENE, equalization, v-angle, multi-point anchors, multi-directional anchors, snow seats, belaying, lead belaying, belaying a second, hip belay, munter hitch belay, running belay, and the kiwi coil. Alpine Skills International will provide an AMGA certified instructor in partnership with SMC.

SIG 2.2 Snow and Alpine Ice Lead Climbing: During this 8 hour training class you'll get the opportunity to practice snow and alpine and/or water ice lead climbing techniques while ascending a moderate 1,000 ft. snow and ice route in teams of two or three. Specifically we'll demonstrate and practice assessing snow and ice conditions, choosing a route, tying in, flaking rope, racking gear, climbing with two tools, placing snow and ice gear, building a snow and ice anchor, lead belaying, belaying a second, clipping, falling, using running belays and short roping, in addition to reinforcing skills from SIG 2.1 and SIG 1.  Alpine Skills International will provide an AMGA certified instructor in partnership with SMC.


  • Maximum 10.
  • $110.
  • For SMC paid members only. Not a member? Join SMC here.

Here's a video from a previous SMC snow climb:

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