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 Equipment: Harness, belay device
Instructor: Jeff Shapiro
Max Participants: 12
About the Instructor
Jeff Shapiro is a professional climber and pilot who has devoted his life to the mountains. Whether climbing on rock, ice, or flying above them, he strives for “full value adventure and self exploration.” Over the 30 years of his climbing related life, he finds the greatest rewards in focusing earned skill-sets towards attempting new routes in the greater ranges. A new route on the NW face of Ri Wu Qie Feng in the Daxue Shan range of western China and, the first ascent of the south face of Brammah II in the Kashmir Himalaya are two recent highlights.