Ice climbers flock from all over the country to climb on the steep pillars of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. The setting is iconic but also has many challenges and hazards. The goal of this two-day clinic is to introduce participants how to be self-sufficient on the Lakeshore Ice. We will analyze case studies from past incidents at PRNL, learn how to get the most out of our day and not epic. If you have been climbing at the Curtains for several years and want to learn how to make the transition to the Lakeshore ice this is a clinic for you. Day one is focused on learning the basics skills of finding an ice climb, assessing it, climbing it, and returning in a controlled setting at the Curtains. Day two will be implementing those skills in the field on real backcountry Lakeshore Ice. Participants will lead the backcountry ice day under the direct supervision of seasoned AMGA guide and Petzl Athlete, Karsten Delap.
Class is two days, Wednesday and Thursday
Karsten spends his winters chasing ice and powder and the rest of the year traveling the world working for Fox Mountain Guides heading up their alpine programs. Karsten is an AMGA certified Rock and Alpine guide and volunteers on many rescue teams throughout the Southeast.