Ice Climbing Courses

NC Ice Climbing Class

Ice Climbing I Class

Ice Climbing I

Course Description:

Granite Arches' Ice Climbing I will teach you the basic tools and techniques of ice climbing.

  • Equipment overview
  • German/lower angle techniques
  • French/higher angle techniques.
  • Ice climbing belaying
  • Climbing efficiency
  • Ice tool selection and usage


0017aIce Climbing II

Prerequisites: Ice climbing I or similar experience

This course can cover more advanced topics including ice appropriate rope systems, ice assessment, ice screw placement and analysis, Ablokov anchors, belay stance and technique, steep ice techniques, and finding creative protection in more challenging terrain.


ice5Special Ice Courses

New Hampshire Ice Course

January 28-Feb 2

Learn basic and intermediate ice climbing technique in the cradle of north american ice climbing.

Topics covered will be those outlined above under the Ice Climbing I class.