This clinic is designed for climbers who want to improve their photos of their climbing partners without being disruptive to their partners, or creating a safety hazard. In this clinic we will cover basics for ascending a rope that are applicable to many of the ice climbs we find in the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore area. A number of the falls require the climber to rappel in and climb out, in the event of an injury or bad conditions making ascent difficult, it is required that the person is able to ascend the ropes to reach the top.
We will focus on a minimalistic approach to the equipment used. The gear and techniques will form the foundation for rigging and rescue in glacier travel and more complex multi-pitch rescues.
Some of the techniques and concepts we will cover:
– rigging for photography
– rope ascension
-climbers body positioning
Class is limited to 9 participants.
$155 per person.