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; large block of 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
About the Instructor
Ari Novak is an ice climber and mountaineer for La Sportiva, Petzl and Deuter based out of Bozeman Montana. Novak’s love of ice and rock climbing has led him to establish ﬁrst ascents around the country and around the world. In 2019 Novak and his team established the hardest water ice line in the Indian Himalayan “Snow Leopard” HW7 150m. In Montana, Novak established “White Tara” 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 technique 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 climbing Ari enjoys ski mountaineering and all things winter.