Intermediate Ice Climbing


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Length

1 day (8:30am- 4:30pm)

Meeting Location

EMS in North Conway
1498 White Mountain Highway
North Conway, NH 03860
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Ratio

1:2
group classes run with a minimum of 2

Cost

$175 per person
private lessons also available

Lodging

lodging is not included in course fee. students will be responsible for their own accommodations. click here for area lodging.

Gear List

all technical climbing equipment will be provided. click here for items you will be responsible for bringing.

NORTH CONWAY, NEW HAMPSHIRE

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If you’ve taken our Introduction to Ice Climbing course or have some previous ice climbing experience elsewhere, this full day course is for you. After reviewing the basics and getting back into the swing of things, we will then focus on specific techniques for efficient movement on steeper ice, focusing in on building more confidence allowing you to climb longer, steeper lines. From here the goal will be to cover a lot of new ground, ideally on a multi pitch route. This will give us a great opportunity to refine skills, get an up close look at ice anchors and have a ton of fun! You’ll become a more confident second on steep terrain and understand how to move a climbing party smoothly and more efficiently through the vertical world. As with all of our courses, we provide all technical gear and offer everyone personalized instruction in a group environment.

IMPORTANT: 1) Weather and conditions may inhibit us from covering all topics outlined in this course. Please be open to a flexible schedule. 2) Groups classes require a minimum enrollment of two people. If you are booking alone for a group class your reservation is subject to change if minimum enrollment is not reached. Group classes are perfect for those with flexible schedules. Any class can be booked privately any day of the week. Private reservations are guaranteed to run. For information about private reservations please call 800-310-4504.

Itinerary

Groups meet promptly at 8:30am at the Eastern Mountain Sports in North Conway. Click here for directions. In the morning you will meet your guide, sign a waiver form, and get fitted with climbing gear for the day. Once everyone is outfitted groups will leave straight for the trail head. The whole day will be spent outside so please dress appropriate for the weather. You should also bring enough food and water for the entire day and a backpack to carry items to the cliff. The day will end around 4:30pm back at EMS.

Included/ Not Included

Climbers will be outfitted with all technical equipment for the day. You are welcome to bring your own equipment but it will be subject to approval by your guide. Equipment provided includes mountaineering boots, crampons, ice axes, harness, helmet, and climbing hardware. Climbers will be expected to arrive dressed appropriately for the weather and provide their own lunches for the day. See gear list for complete list of items you will be responsible for bringing. Meals, lodging and transportation are not included.

Cancellation Policy

Payment is due in full at time of reservation to secure your reservation. Events run rain or shine. Eastern Mountain Sports Schools reserves the right to cancel or reschedule events for low participation, weather or safety concerns at any time. We will try to give as much advance notice as possible, but may not always be able to give much advance warning, especially for weather cancellations. Cancellations or schedule changes 14 days or more prior to the event start date will be fully refunded or credited with no penalty. Within 14 days of the start date courses can not be refunded, but changes to reservations will be granted up until 7 days of the start date. Reservation changes of any kind within 7 days of the event start date will not be refunded and you will not be allowed to carry over deposits to future events. For participants 17 or younger, a parent must sign a waiver form prior to climbing. If you have any questions please call 800-310-4504. We will be more than happy to review our cancellation policy with you.

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