ICE CLIMBING COURSES
Ice! It’s unpredictable, slippery, moody, and makes all kinds of noises. That’s of course what makes it fun and ice climbers from all over the world beeline to Colorado to test their skills on vertical waterfalls of hard water.
Welcoming them is the SAI team of tested ice climbing veterans to introduce a new medium to intrepid rock climbers or present experts with new challenges. Ice climbing brings some of the same techniques from the rock climbing world, with a different tool set of ice axes, ice screws, and crampons. Our guides are all highly experienced and trained to lead you in an unforgettable day of scaling enormous icicles.
Ice climbing generally falls into three categories:
Alpine ice climbing is just that; ascending an ice/snow mix up the side of a mountain. Waterfall climbing entails methodically picking your route up a waterfall frozen in place. Mixed ice climbing is simply climbing ice and sections of exposed rock on a specific route.
Three levels of ice climbing courses take you into the thick of it, at treasured locales including Secret Waterfall, Little Eiger in Clear Creek Canyon and North Table Mountain near Golden.