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Date Thursday  4/8/2021
Group Boulder
Event Title Boulder Basic Snow
Start Time 12:00 AM
End Time 12:00 AM
Status Approved
Leader Kent Crites
Member Price $60.00
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants 1
Type Education (everyone)

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For more info Contact

Kent Crites

kentcrites@gmail.com



Details

We'll introduce clothing and equipment needed for snow climbing, and snow safety. We'll discuss the difference between winter, spring, and summer snow. We'll learn to use an ice axe to self belay and self arrest. Self arresting will be done in various positions, i.e. feet first, head first, on stomach and on back. We'll also practice self arrest with no ice axe. We will practice ascending a steep slope using an ice axe while kicking steps in a straight line and zig-zagging up a slope. We'll introduce the rest step. We'll practice descending a steep slope while using an ice axe while facing in, and facing out, and plunge stepping. We'll also learn to traverse a slope using an ice axe in the uphill hand. We'll practice glissading using the ice axe as a braking tool.



Classroom session date and time



Classroom session will be via zoom unless another venue becomes available. Date and time will be Thursday April 8th at 6:30 pm. Zoom link will be provided at a later date.



Field day dates and times



Field day will be Saturday April 10th at St. Mary's Glacier. We'll meet at 6:00 am for people in Boulder and we can make a quick stop at the Wooley Mammath lot south of Golden and meet people there from Denver, Arvada, etc.



Requirements



Helmet, ice axe, eye protection, sun protection, sack lunch and water, backpack, stiff mountaineering boots, gaiters, water, clothing and gloves for cold and wet weather



Basic learning outcomes



How to show up for a climb with the right equipment, snow safety considerations, self belay, self arrest, methods for ascending and descending, glissading, fitness required for climbing, stacking the odds in your favor, picking climbing partners, when is roping up appropriate




Notes

Overview:

We'll introduce clothing and equipment needed for snow climbing, and snow safety.  We'll discuss the difference between winter, spring, and summer snow.  We'll learn to use an ice axe to self belay and self arrest.  Self arresting will be done in various positions, i.e. feet first, head first, on stomach and on back.  We'll also practice self arrest with no ice axe.  We will practice ascending a steep slope using an ice axe while kicking steps in a straight line and zig-zagging up a slope.  We'll introduce the rest step.  We'll practice descending a steep slope while using an ice axe while facing in, and facing out, and plunge stepping.  We'll also learn to traverse a slope using an ice axe in the uphill hand.  We'll practice glissading using the ice axe as a braking tool.

Classroom/Lecture : Thursday April 8th at 6:30 pm.  Zoom link will be provided at a later date.

Field day : Saturday April 10th at St. Mary's Glacier. 

Gear Requirements

Helmet, ice axe, eye protection, sun protection, sack lunch and water, backpack, stiff mountaineering boots, gaiters, water, clothing and gloves for cold and wet weather

Basic learning outcomes


How to show up for a climb with the right equipment, snow safety considerations, self belay, self arrest, methods for ascending and descending, glissading, fitness required for climbing, stacking the odds in your favor, picking climbing partners, when is roping up appropriate

 

 

 

 

 

 




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