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Date Monday  1/31/2022
Group State CMC
Event Title TCS Intermediate Ice Climbing
Status Approved
Leader CMC Office
Co-Leader Jonathan Hieb
Group Price $300.00
NonGroup Price $300.00
Leader Price $250.00
Available Participants 9
Type Members Only (Programs/Education)


Lectures via Zoom (link to be emailed out prior to the class)

Field Days: Overnight trip to Lake City, CO 

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CMC Office



This class is for climbers who want to gain skills needed to go on their own top-rope ice climbing adventures.  You'll learn anchoring and rigging skills unique to the Lake City Ice Park  / Ouray Ice Park.  You'll also refine your climbing techniqe with lots of laps on steep ice (WI4 - WI5).


Lecture 1: January 31, 6:00pm-7:30pm: Online via Zoom (details to be emailed prior to the lecture)

Lecture 2: February 1, 6:00pm-7:30pm: Online via Zoom (details to be emailed prior to the lecture)

Field Days: February 4 - February 6 - Overnight trip to Lake City CO. (Students are responsible for covering their own travel, food and accommodation) 


(1) Intermediate Rock Climbing or equivalent experience. We will be reinforcing these skills with the specific application of top-accessible ice climbing.

  • Familiarity with top rope anchor building, SERENE, bowline, BHK
  • Rappelling, w/ proper use of extension and autoblock
  • Top anchor approach and safety, using a friction hitch and safety line

(2) Basic Ice Climbing or equivalent experience.

  • Familiarity with tools and crampons, their use and configuration; we will have demo hardware available (tools and crampons) but you will need your own crampon-compatible boots and safety gear

If you are very new to ice climbing, consider Basic Ice Climbing. If you're an experienced top-rope ice climber who's ready to get on the sharp end, consider Ice Lead Climbing. These three courses are designed as a progression so that they may be taken in series.


Attendance/Completion Policy

Students must attend all lectures and field days to receive credit for completing the course. Students will not be allowed to continue beyond a missed lecture/field day. Students must also demonstrate mastery of the both the prerequisites and the skills taught in the immediate class. If such mastery cannot be demonstrated, the student will be asked to repeat the course. If a student cannot demonstrate mastery of the prerequisites the student will not be allowed to continue in the class.

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 or Session B, depending on which dates work best for you. You do not have to complete both Session A and Session B.

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 the CMC Refund policy 


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