Saturday, January 21, 2012

Catskill Ice Festival 2012

From Chrix -
14th Annual Catskill Ice Festival, January 20, 21, 22, 23, 2012.

This year again will have multiple clinics on all the skills and techniques you need to get out on ice - from basic skills, to dry-tooling, to glacier travel techniques.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Sophie Denis
Basic Ice Movement - New to ice climbing, never ice climbed before? We will introduce you to the techniques needed to ice climb. All equipment provided.

Steep Ice Techniques - Ice is always steeper than it looks. Learn some handy skills & techniques to help keep you calm and cool when are on that pillar and fearing the burn. All equipment provided.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Sophie Denis - Big Blue (NEI 4+)
 Intermediate Ice Movement - for those who have climbed some ice before. We will introduce you to the techniques needed to climb effortlessly and efficiently. All equipment provided.

Mixed Climbs & Dry Tooling - When the ice runs out, or starts a ways up there... Learn the many different ways to use your tools to climb rock with your tools and crampons. All equipment provided.

Sophie Denis - Chouinard's Gully (NEI 3, 400')
Glacier Travel & Crevasse Rescue - Planning a trip to a glaciated area? Brush up on your glacier travel skills. We'll cover methods for tying in on a glacier in different party sizes, french techniques for your crampons and ice axe skills, and hauling systems and crevasse rescue skills just in case someone happens to fall in. All equipment technical provided.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Sophie Denis - Hot Shot (NEI 4+)
Backcountry Day in the Ravines - climb one or more of the multi-pitch ravines in the Catskills. Bushwhack in, climb up, rappel down, bushwhack out. A full day of activity and adventure. All equipment provided.

Link: Ice Festival Details

Link: Sophie Ice Climbing in The Adirondack

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