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Date Tuesday  1/25/2022
Group State CMC
Event Title TCS Basic Ice Climbing Session A
Status Approved
Leader CMC Office
Co-Leader Jonathan Hieb
Group Price $125.00
NonGroup Price $125.00
Leader Price $100.00
Available Participants Standby
Type Members Only (Programs/Education)


1/25/2022, 6:00pm-7:30pm - Lecture 1 via Zoom (Session A-D combined)

1/27/2022, 6:00pm-7:30pm - Lecture 2 via Zoom (Session A-D combined)

1/30/2022, 8:00am-noon - Field Day at Camp Alexander.  Lake George, CO.  (Session A)  

For more info Contact 

303 279 3080



(1) Basic Rock Climbing or equivalent, and

(2) at least 10 days climbing experience on rock. In other words, you need to be competent in basic climbing safety systems, including belaying, communication, tying-in, etc.

In one evening and one field day on ice, Basic Ice Climbing will introduce novice or experienced rock climbers to the basics of ice climbing, and teach them to safely enjoy the sport in top-rope settings. The course focuses on equipment, safety, and technique.

Basic Ice does not teach avalanche awareness or avalanche safety. These topics are covered in the Avalanche Terrain Avoidance Seminar or AIARE Level 1 School. If you are interested in learning to lead on ice, and are an experienced trad leader, consider the Ice Lead Climbing class.

Equipment Provided: 

  • CMC will provide technical equipment for the class (ice tools and crampons).

Equipment needed: 

  • Harness, Belay deveice, helmet and climbing shoes (Shoes for lecture night) 

  • Necessary 4 season clothing and gear to negotiate snowy terrain in full winter.

  • Mountaineering boots that will take a hybrid or step-in crampon. We have some strap-on crampons that will fit boots without a toe or heel welt but this is not the optimal configuration.

  • 1 pair of gloves that are thin enough to give you dexterity on the climb yet warm enough to avoid frostbite.

  • 1 pair of warmer gloves to wear when belaying or waiting for a rope.


Note that classes sometimes show "Sessions"; Basic Climbing Session A, for example. Sessions are simply alternate dates of the same class. In other words, you may choose Session A, B, C or D, depending on which dates work best for you. You do not have to complete all sessions.

Cancellation Policy:
Classes must have minimum four students signed up and requisite number of instructors. If either number is too low class may be cancelled,
Refund Policy: Please see CMC refund policy 

COVID-19 Protocol:



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