Sunday, January 25 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 Ice Climbing II

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Guide: Andrea Charest
Time: 9am – 3:30pm
Cost: $110
Ratio: 1:6

This women’s only II clinic is a great follow-up to the Women’s Intro Clinic offered Saturday or for someone who has previous Ice Climbing experience and is looking to develop more skills. Expand  upon the basics of how to climb ice efficiently using crampons and ice axes, incorporating balance, movement, footwork, and good axe swings.  Spend the day climbing steepening angles of ice, learning how to rest, stay warm, and tackling any mental barriers. Previous experience a plus.


Introduction to Ice Climbing – Sponsored by Hyperlite Mountain Gear

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

Get 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 an exciting new realm.


Introduction to Mixed Climbing

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Guide: Michael Wejchert
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/or ice climbing experience.


Smuggs Alpine Climbing

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Guide:
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.


Efficient Climbing Techniques:  climb smoother, faster, longer, and harder

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Guide: Mike Bauman
Time: 9am – 3:30pm
Cost: $130
Ratio: 1:6

Ice and Alpine climbing are all about efficiency.  Every movement uses energy and unnecessary movements waste energy.  Learning how to move efficiently allows us to climber bigger routes and accomplish more in a day out in the mountains.  Join this clinic to work on improving your speed and success when climbing ice.
  • racking your gear for easy access
  • properly “tuned” gear
  • using the right tool for the right situation
  • body positioning, balance, movement, awareness
  • how and when to rest
  • belay transitions / rope management
  • staying warm and comfortable
  • etiquette

Prerequisite:  Anyone with previous ice climbing experience who wants to improve their technique.  Activities will involve climbing with a top-rope setup.


Learn To Lead (2-Day Clinic)

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Guide:
Time: 9am – 4pm Saturday & Sunday
Cost: $300
Ratio: 1:4

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. Leading on Ice is a complex medium. Come learn from a professional on ways to stay safe!

 


Climb a Smugglers Notch Classic

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Guide: IFMGA Guide Mark Peleio
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.


Climb Hard and Fast – Sponsored by Hyperlite Mountain Gear

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Guide:
Time: 9am-3:30pm
Cost: $175
Ratio: 1:2

Are you a master of the steeps on top-rope and want to put you skills to the test on a big multi-pitch hard route? Climb one of Smugglers Notches hardest routes with an experienced guide. Routes will be very-strenuous and sustained in the WI4-5 range of difficulty and may cover sections of mixed climbing up to M5.

Prerequisites: Can confidently climb WI4 in difficulty and have experience with lead belaying and rappelling and understand common climbing commands.


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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