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 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: Know how to put on a harness and tie-in to a rope.
Required Gear: Helmet, Harness, Climbing Shoes, Light Pair of Gloves. Please come dressed in pants and a shirt that covers the shoulders (tank tops are not recommended for ice or mixed climbing).
Optional Gear: Boots, Crampons
Demo Gear that is provided: Ice tools, Crampons, Boots
Instructor: Dawn Glanc
Max. Participants: 12
About the Instructor
Dawn Glanc, pronounced “glance”, came to Ouray, sight unseen, in December of 2005. Today Dawn is a full time resident and guide in Ouray. Dawn is certified by the American Mountain Guides Association as a Rock Guide and Alpine Guide. Her speciality is ice and mixed climbing and she has competed in competitions around the world, including a 1st place finish at the Ouray Ice Festival in 2009 and 2011, and a first place finish at the Teva Winter Games in 2012. Dawn also enjoys working with youth groups and she has helped many young climbers learn the joy of climbing. Dawn is a sponsored Athlete with Outdoor Research, Black Diamond, Blue Water, La Sportiva and Julbo. She is also a Ouray City Council member.
AMGA Certified Rock Guide
AMGA Certified Alpine Guide
Avalanche Level 1, 2, 3