$60

Advanced Ice Climbing - Saturday, January 4 1:30 pm

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Robinson Park

Old Wagon Road

Sandstone, MN 55072

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Prerequisites

Clinic participants must have significant previous ice climbing experience. Two or more seasons (60 hours) on the ice and comfort climbing Grade 4+/5 ice is recommended. If you cannot confidently climb all of the ice flows at Robinson Park without falling, check out the Intermediate Clinic to hone your skills. Participants who do not meet these prerequisites and choose to register for the Advanced Clinic may be asked by the clinic instructor to not participate as this would take away from the ability of instructors to teach advanced level skills.

Clinic Description

If you find steep ice and technical ice structures appealing, this clinic will help you develop the techniques and strategies to climb these wild formations. When the ice gets steep, or weird, or steep and weird, you will want to have the tools in your toolbox to succeed on this engaging form of climbing. This clinic will continue to stress perfecting efficient movement while layering on specific techniques for pillars, chandeliered ice, three dimensional ice structures, and more. Additionally, this clinic will cover foundational principles of leading ice climbs. Participants will have the opportunity to place ice screws, evaluate fall potential, and assess ice quality. After the clinic, participants will be inspired and empowered to take their ice climbing to a new level.

Equipment

Climbing Equipment is not included in the clinic with the exception of technical ice tools. Clinic participants should make arrangements to have a climbing harness, climbing helmet, mountaineering boots compatible with crampons, and crampons. Ice climbing equipment rental packages are available on site for $10 for use during the clinic. Additional information about climbing equipment rental is included in the Confirmation Email participants receive upon registration. In addition, participants need to come prepared with clothing, food, and beverages for a full day outside in the cold. A recommended gear list is provided in the Confirmation Email.

A note on clinic costs

Money raised from fees for Ice Climbing Clinics at the Sandstone Ice Fest go directly to supporting the work of the Minnesota Climbers Association (MCA), a 501(c)(3) non-profit that works to support the sport of outdoor climbing in Minnesota. Through donations, fundraisers, the support of the City of Sandstone and the time and dedication of volunteers, the MCA is able to maintain the ice farming operation at the Sandstone Ice Park every winter. For more information about all the work of the MCA, check out mnclimbers.org. Thanks for your support.


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Old Wagon Road

Sandstone, MN 55072

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