Saturday, January 24 Clinics

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 info@petracliffs.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   

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Guide: Alexa Siegel
Time: 9am – 2:30pm
Cost: $110
Ratio: 1:8

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

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Guide:Paul Brown and Josh Bossin
Time: 9am – 3:30pm
Cost: $130
Ratio: 1:8

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

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Guide: Michael Wejchert
Time: 9am-3:30pm
Cost: $130
Ratio: 1:6

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.

 


Thin Ice Climbing Technique  - Sponsored by CAMP

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Guide:  Ian Osteyee
Time: 9am-3:30pm
Cost: $130
Ratio: 1:6

Feel comfortable climbing fat ice? Good conditions just don’t do it for you anymore and you’re wishing to take it to the next level? Come learn from a master in this realm, Guest Guide – Ian Osteyee! Learn how to read, climb and move efficiently on inch thick ice and begin to understand how to “float” up barely climbable ice like a pro. Ian is known for putting up obscenely thin and seldom repeated ice routes, come learn this mastery skill from someone who knows it best!


 Intro to Mixed Climbing

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Guide: Matt Bresler
Time: 9am-3:30pm
Cost: $130
Ratio: 1:6

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 (clinic 1) – Sponsored by Hyperlite Mountain Gear

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*2 separate Alpine clinics running for Saturday

Guides: IFMGA Guide Mark Puleio
Time: 9am – 3:30pm
Cost: $150
Ratio: 1:2

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.

 


Smuggs Alpine Climbing (clinic 2)

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*2 separate Alpine clinics running for Saturday

Guides: Petra Cliffs Guide and Co-owner Andrea Charest
Time: 9am – 3:30pm
Cost: $150
Ratio: 1:2

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.


Climb a Smugglers Notch Classic - Sponsored by Mammut

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Guide: Petra Cliff Guide and Co-Owner Steve Charest
Time: 9am-3:30pm
Cost: $150
Ratio: 1:2

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 

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Cost: $220/private   $185/semi-private
Ratio: 1:2

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.

 

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