Ice Climbing


Groups classes require a minimum enrollment of two people. If you are booking alone for a group class your reservation is subject to change if minimum enrollment is not reached. Group classes and climbs are perfect for those with flexible schedules. Any class or climb can be booked privately any day of the week. Private reservations are guaranteed to run. For information about private reservations please call 800-310-4504.

Private Guided Climbs

keith2-510x350Looking to master a specific skill or accomplish a particular goal or maybe you just want the guide to yourself, or on a day of your own choosing. Regardless of the reason or the size of your party, just give us a call at 800-310-4504 to set up a private climbing day tailored to your needs and schedule. Private ice climbing available 7 days a week. READ MORE
Available 7 days a week. Please call 800-310-4504 to schedule a climb.

Winter Climbing 101

 510x350-nc-ice-trJoin us on this course for some great climbing on both snow and ice, and you’ll come away with a full understanding of the fundamentals of winter climbing. It all starts here for people headed toward the winter pursuits of ice climbing or winter mountaineering. In this full-day course, we will outfit you with all the gear required to move on steep snow and moderate-angled ice. READ MORE  
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one day / ratio 1:4 / private classes also available

Ice Climbing Fast Track

keith-climb1---510x350In this 2-day course, we combine our Winter Climbing 101 and our Ice Climbing 201 courses to provide a comprehensive 2-day ice climbing experience which focuses on the very foundation skills of ice climbing and winter mountaineering while providing an opportunity to test your ice climbing skills on steeper terrain. READ MORE
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two days / ratio 1:4 / private classes also available

Ice Climbing 201

Looking at classic mountaineering objectives out West, or the committing winter ascents of the East? Then we’ll take the skills you learned in Winter Climbing 101 and apply them on a long route that will get you way up above the valley. We’ll cover lots of ground, protecting the party while moving together on the rope, and belaying the sections that require more care. Route selection, hazard assessment, and decision-making in the mountains all come into play as we steadily gain elevation. READ MORE
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one day / ratio 1:3 / private classes also available

Glacier Skills & Crevasse Rescue

If you aspire to climb bigger mountains out West or abroad, learning to rope up for and travel over glaciers is essential. You’ll also need to know how to extricate yourself or your partner from a crevasse. Though there are no glaciers in the Northeast, our instructors can teach you all of the latest tricks and techniques for navigating though these hazards. A portion of the day will be spent learning the basics of glacier rigging for different sized rope-teams, as well as equipment options and crevasse rescue systems. We will then set up and practice the demonstrated techniques in the field. We require technical climbing experience or participation in one or more of our mountaineering courses for this hands-on, technical program.
Available 7 days a week. Please call 800-310-4504 to schedule a climb.

Learn to Lead on Ice

The name says it all here – you want to move to the other end of the rope, and your experience so far says that it’s time. In this course, we’ll fill in any technical gaps that might exist in your set of skills, and move into the realm of the “sharp end.” We will begin to teach you how to think like a leader: assessing your party, choosing an appropriate route, sorting through the gear required, racking efficiently, protecting both leader and second, and planning for the descent. And remember – with your 20% outfitting discount, you can build up your rack after the course and work with your guide to decide which gear to buy. You must have significant experience following on ice, and preferably some experience leading on rock to be ready for this course.
Available 7 days a week. Please call 800-310-4504 to schedule a climb.

Mixed Climbing

Are you looking to open up a whole new world of climbing possibilities? Enter the growing world of mixed climbing and learn to climb routes that involve a combination of some rock and some ice. This course will tap into your creative side and show you some fun, new ways to solve problems. We’ll be using ice climbing crampons and tools for both the rock and ice sections, so we’ll show you a few tips and tricks on how to get those steel points to stick to stone and then we will get right on those routes you have been eyeing. Previous ice and rock climbing experience is a must to be reach for this course.
Available 7 days a week. Please call 800-310-4504 to schedule a climb.