Ice climbers flock from all over the country to climb on the steep pillars of Picture 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 guides and Petzl Athlete, Karsten Delap.
Class is two days, Wednesday and Thursday
Class is limited to 8 participants.
$300 per person.