Date/Time
Date(s) - 04/14/2019
All Day

Location
Buena Vista Mountain Adventures


MOUNTAINEERING SKILLS FOR CLIMBING 14ERS

SPEND A DAY LEARNING HOW TO CLIMB IN STEEP SNOW. PRACTICE MAKING SNOW ANCHORS AND SETTING UP SIMPLE ROPE SYSTEMS.

This 1-day clinic introduces participants to the climbing techniques and basic ropework necessary for moderate and steep snow objectives. Participants will practice climbing on firm snow with crampons and an ice ax, and learn how to self-arrest with the ice ax. Additionally, there will be time to practice building anchors and use simple belay and rappel techniques for snow climbing. This course is a great way to learn necessary skills for climbing Colorado’s 14ers in the spring and early summer. No experience necessary. Moderate level of difficulty.  

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Learn how to securely climb on moderately steep snow with crampons and one ice ax

  • Practice self-arrest with the ice ax

  • Practice constructing snow anchors and learn how to belay/rappel off of them

  • Discuss how and when to add a rope for security while snow climbing

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