Online registration is now available for 2015 Ice Bash Clinics
or register over the phone by calling Petra Cliffs Climbing Center: (802) 657-3872.
Have questions or concerns about a clinic or details? Please email email@example.com so we can best assist you.
The 2015 meeting location for clinics is TBA. Clinics will meet between 8:30-9am and depart for the day soon after. Demo equipment will be available after 8am.
Clinic participants may demo gear free of charge including boots, crampons, ice axes, helmets, harnesses, gloves and jackets. An additional welcome packet and packing list will be sent upon clinic registration.
Women’s Intro to Ice Climbing Clinic
Guide: Andrea Charest and Alexa Siegel
Time: 9am – 2:30pm
This women’s only clinic is perfect for beginner to intermediate climbers. Learn the basics of how to climb ice using crampons and ice axes, incorporating balance, movement, footwork, and good axe swings. Spend the day climbing varying angles of ice, learning how to rest, stay warm, and tackling any mental barriers. No experience necessary, but those with experience who just want a day to climb with other women are welcome!
Introduction to Ice Climbing
Guide:Paul Brown and Josh Bosin
Time: 9am – 3:30pm
Enter into the exhilarating winter sport of ice climbing! No climbing experience necessary. Learn how to walk in crampons, swing an ice axe, and climb in a new realm. Get comfortable reading ice, swinging ice tools, using good footwork and learn techniques to become efficient while climbing.
Steep Ice Climbing Technique - Sponsored by Hyperlite Mountain Gear
Guide: Michael Wejchert
Have experience climbing Ice but struggle on the steep stuff! Feel like WI3 just isn’t doing it anymore? Come learn from a world class athlete on ways to stay strong, conserve energy and climb fast on STEEP terrain. Learn how to read ‘funky’ ice and translate what you see into how you climb.
Intro to Mixed Climbing
Guide: Matt Bresler
Mixed climbing is growing in popularity as new technical tools allow climbers to (more easily) climb steep, overhanging terrain and transfer from rock to ice, and back to rock. Learn or refine your mixed climbing skills in a top-rope environment. Focus on evaluating a good tool placement, using solid footwork, climbing efficiently, and developing a new skill set with a variety of mixed-specific techniques. Prerequisites: Previous rock climbing and ice climbing experience.
Smuggs Alpine Climbing – Sponsored by Hyperlite Mountain Gear
*2 separate Alpine clinics running for Saturday
Guides: IFMGA Guide Mark Puleio &
Time: 9am – 3:30pm
Smuggler’s Notch is an alpine playground. Climb with a guide using a variety of snow traveling and ice climbing skills in gullies and multi-pitch terrain.
Climbers must have previous experience ice climbing up to WI 3, rappelling, and following multi-pitch rock or ice climbs. Please be prepared for a strenuous day of traveling through deep snow and withstanding cold and wind. This clinic is physically demanding. Having a high level of endurance is required and an ability to move efficiently over snow and icy terrain is a plus. This clinic may require you to climb with a pack.
Learn to Lead (Two-Day Clinic)
Time: 9am -3:30pm Saturday & Sunday
Are you a top-rope master and you’d like to open up a new world of possibilities? Learn to lead on ice, place ice screws, use terrain features, build anchors, and evaluate your gear. Climbers must have significant ice climbing experience and should feel comfortable toproping at least WI3+; experiencing leading on rock is recommended.
Climb a Smugglers Notch Classic
Smugglers Notch is filled with classics. Get away from the top-ropes and explore some of the nooks and crannies that make up Smugglers Notch. Previous climbing experience up to WI3+ is required. Basic understanding of multi-pitch climbing and lead belaying a plus.
Book a Private Guide
Cost: $220/private $185/semi-private
Do you have a specific objective in mind? Are you looking to learn a specific skill-set?
Booking a private guide will allow the focus of your day to be fully customized.