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Date Monday  2/3/2020
Group Pikes Peak
Event Title PPG Basic Mountain School - Ice Climbing
Start Time 6:00 PM
End Time 9:00 PM
Status Complete
Leader Kristen Buckland
Member Price $70.00
Non-member Price $90.00
Leader Price $70.00
Available Participants 3
Type Education (everyone)


Feb 3rd 6pm-9pm. Cheyenne Mountain Library meeting room - Mandatory

Field Day: Feb 9th 12PM-5pm. Divide, CO - Mandatory

Optional Field Trip - An optional field trip to Ouray, CO will be Feb 22-23rd. Because of permitting the group is limited to 12 people, priority will be given to those who register for the class first. We typically drive down Friday night and drive back sunday evening. Transport, lodging and food are not included in the cost of the class.

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Time to swing some ice!

This is the final module in the 2019-2020 BMS series. Completion of this course allows certification in the BMS Alpine Mountaineering track. Congratulations!

We will spend the day learning how to swing ice tools and crampons, with multiple opportunities for you to ice climb. We will also learn about alpine ice travel including travelling on fixed lines on ice.

It is required that you've completed our BMS Wilderness Fundamentals class prior to taking this class.  BMS Rock Climbing class or equivelant belay, knot tying, and rappel skills are also required. If you have not taken BMS Rock Climbing you must meet with the instructor before class to pass a belay/knot/rappel test, then you can register. The belay test cannot be taken within two weeks of the class, it is your responsibility to reach out to the Instructor and schedule it.

Classroom dates are 3 Feb. The field session is 9 Feb. The cost for this class is $70. To receive permission and the passcode to register, please contact Kristen Buckland at and give your qualifications.

Regarding gear: Normal climbing gear is required (helmet, harness, ATC belay device, 3 locking biners, personal anchor system, prussik cord), Your boots MUST BE full shank or 3/4 shank mountaineering boots, typical hiking boots (Keen or similar) will not work for ice climbing.  They are too flexible for the crampons.  You will need clear safety glasses for eye protection. Contact Kristen Buckland with any questions or concerns about gear.

Crampons and ice tools are available for your use. You are, of course, welcome to purchase these items before the class, but they can be quite expensive (especially the ice tools). It is recommended that you try the tools that the club and instructors bring to the field sessions to see what works best for you before making that kind of investment.

There is a $20 cancellation fee. No refund will be provided within 7 days of the class for any reason. Refunds will not be issued if you fail the belay test.



Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.