Ice Day Course
This course will introduce you to the sport of ice climbing. By the end of the course you will have learned the basics of ice climbing in a top-rope setting.
Practical Skills Learned During This Course
- How to climb, traverse and down climb an ice wall.
- The tying and use of basic knots in ice climbing.
- Recognition and the use of natural anchors for belaying and top-rope anchors.
- How to belay properly using a mechanical belay device, as well as the use of belayer / climber signals.
Group Size: 6 Participants, Minimum of 4.
Cost: See Price List on right. 6 climbers for the price of 5.
Course Length: 1 Day.
Climbing: Most students in this course climb an average of 300 feet!
Location: Batchawana Bay - Mile 38 Road or Searchmont Icewall
Prerequisites: None, but an adventurous spirit is welcome!
Theoretical Skills Learned During This Course
- What is ice climbing, top-roped climbing and how it relates to the sport of climbing and mountaineering.
- History and development of ice climbing in the region and its significance.
- Ice formations, crystal structure, bonding, and strength of ice faces.
- Safety considerations in ice climbing and the applications to the top-roped environment.