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Intro to Ice & Mixed Climbing

  • Mazama Mountaineering Center 527 Southeast 43rd Avenue Portland, OR, 97215 United States (map)

Are you completely new to climbing? Or are you a rock or gym climber but have never swung an ice axe? Have you ice climbed before but would like to be know the secrets to efficient movement? Are you intrigued by moving up rock using tools instead of your hands? Then this basics clinic is for you! You will learn everything you need to know about the fundamentals of ice and mixed climbing. You will have access to a variety of tool types and learn techniques to use them.

Prerequisite: None

Equipment to Bring:
Climbing Helmet
Climbing Boots (Crampon Compatible)
Crampons (Adjusted to fit your boots; test sizing prior to clinic)
Climbing Harness
Rock Shoes
Tubular belay device (ATC or Reverso)
Locking carabiners (2)
Prussik/hollow block for rappelling

Optional Gear:
Grigri-style device
Microtraxion-style device
Your own ice tools


Earlier Event: November 16
Efficiency in Multi-Pitch Climbing
Later Event: November 16
The Mixtress