During most of the year the Sierra is blessed with excellent ice climbing possibilities. We offer training in ice climbing techniques for beginning through advanced levels. Skills taught include front point and flat foot cramponing, tool placement, reading ice conditions, placing ice screws, multiple anchors in ice, techniques for leading, and more. Scheduled dates are listed below, or contact our office for custom dates.
2012/ 2013 Fall/Winter Ice Climbing Courses
We visit the frozen waterfalls in June Lake and Lee Vining Canyon, when the winter weather freezes local waterfalls into ice.
1-day: $220 per person based on a minimum of two people*
2-days: $320 per person based on a minimum of two people*
Prices include Professional Guides, Permits, All Group Hardware and Equipment.
December 1-2, 2012
December 8-9, 2012
December 15-16, 2012
December 22-23, 2012
January 5-6, 2013
January 12-13, 2013
January 19-20, 2013
January 26-27, 2013
February 2-3, 2013
February 9-10, 2013
February 16-17, 2013
February 23-24, 2013
March 2-3, 2013
March 9-10, 2013
March 16-17, 2013
March 23-24, 2013
March 30-31, 2013
To sign up, fill out our Trip Application Form located here.
* ALL FEES ARE DUE 90 DAYS PRIOR TO TRIP DEPARTURE DATE. NO REFUNDS WILL BE MADE DUE TO WEATHER OR ROUTE CONDITIONS.
Sierra Mountaineering International is an authorized mountaineering guide service operating in partnership under special use permit with the Inyo National Forest, Sequoia/Kings Canyon National Park, Joshua Tree National Park, and other agencies where applicable.
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