$60

Ice Climbing Basics Session 1 - Friday, January 3 12:00 pm

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Robinson Park

Old Wagon Road

Sandstone, MN 55072

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Clinic Prerequisites

Clinic participants need to have, at a minimum, previous indoor rock climbing experience and be familiar with basic climbing equipment and belay technique. Participants must know how to wear a climbing harness, tie a retraced figure-8 knot, belay for top rope climbing, complete equipment double checks, and use the standard climbing commands. If you are unsure of your skill set in these areas, it is recommended that you seek professional instruction on top rope belaying from a commercial climbing gym or guide service in advance of the clinic.

Clinic Description

If you are looking to try ice climbing for the first time or want a refresher on fundamental techniques paired with coaching, this clinic will elevate your ice climbing skills. During the clinic, participants will learn about ice climbing equipment including ice tools and crampons, perfect their ice tool swing, learn to trust their feet with crampons, and practice efficient movement techniques. Ice climbing is best learned by doing and this clinic will provide ample time for hands on learning paired with coaching from experienced instructors. By the end of the clinic, you will have gained the confidence and the fundamental skills you need to continue developing as an ice climber.

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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