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Ice Anchors Seminar

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


Increase your knowledge base and safety, by learning ice screw placement, v threads and other ice anchor techniques during this non climbing, highly informative clinic. Working on real ice (indoors; block ice) students will place screws and build anchors to raise their level of technique.

Prerequisite: Some climbing experience.

Required Equipment: TBD

Instructor: Ari Novak

Max. Class Size: 14

Tuition: $25


About the Instructor

Ari Novak is an ice climber and mountaineer for La Sportiva and Trango, based out of Bozeman Montana.  Novak’s love of ice and rock climbing has led him to establish first ascents around the country and explore and climb around the world. In Montana, Novak established “White Tara” 5.10a along with Conrad Anker who describes the route as “one of the best rock routes in the State” In Alaska, Novak has explored some of the most remote reaches of the Matanuska glacier as featured in National Geographic. Novak’s number one passion is sharing climbing through teaching ice climbing techniques to enable others to enjoy the mountains as safely as possible. Novak is a regular instructor at the Ouray and Michigan Ice Festival. In addition to ice and rock climbing, Ari enjoys ski mountaineering and all things winter.

Earlier Event: November 16
Intro to Ice & Mixed Climbing
Later Event: November 16
Better Crack Climbing