Winter 2023:  Ice Climbing Workshops

This winter, we’re excited to put together some group offerings.  Come put in a couple of days, learn some skills to take your climbing to the next level, and have fun with an amazing crew of climbers and guides!

Have you been thinking about trying out ice climbing?  Wondering what the frozen vertical world is all about? Whether you are a gym climber, a rock climber, or no kind of climber at all, this course will provide you with the opportunity for a two-day dive into the fundamentals of ice climbing.

This group course offers an exceptional opportunity to experience the sport of ice climbing, while also providing a great way to meet fellow climbers.

On day 1, we will begin by making sure we are all up to speed on the important topics of belaying and tying into the climbing rope.  From there we will shift towards climbing technique and the key components of body positioning, footwork, and tool use.  There will be lots of climbing too!

Day 2 will be more climbing focused and we will choose a climbing site that offers a greater variety of terrain for us to practice and play on.  We will have easier options to fine-tune the movement skills, as well as the opportunity to venture onto steeper terrain.

Contact Cathedral Mountain Guides via the website or give us a call (603-730-9007) to book a spot!

The Beta

When:  Saturday January 18th – Sunday January 19th, 2020

Where:  North Conway, New Hampshire.  Meet in town in the morning and then set off towards one of the Mount Washington Valley’s classic ice climbing crags.

Cost:  $300/person.  Price includes all rental equipment.  Price does not include gratuity.

What you need:  Check out our winter gear list for an idea of what to bring and how to prepare for climbing in the cold!