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Frozen On The Sharp EndSM

Decision-making on lead

Students Per Instructor: 1 or 2
Course Length: 2 Days (approx. 8 hours per day)
Seasons Offered: Winter
Alpine Mastery Method: Ice Mastery - Level III
Prerequisites: Leading Skills Evaluation, Essential Ice Climbing Skills

Course Cost:
Booked through
Private Instruction
One student per instructor: $800
Two students per instructor: $500/person

Course Summary: This course introduces the skills required to lead ice climbs. Solid rock climbing leading ability plus ample ice climbing experience are essential prerequisites.


Course Description:
Leading ice is serious business, with litle margin for error. This course will assist experienced ice climbers, who are already competent leaders on rock, in making the transition to leading ice.

The course deals almost entirely with making the complex judgment decisions required to lead ice. You will learn about the many factors governing frequency and location of protection, how to avoid applying rock climbing logic to ice climbing situations, and how to assess the inherently higher risks of leading ice.

Because all instruction takes place with the student actually leading we must be completely comfortable with your technical and judgment skills before you enroll in this course. Successful completion of our Leading Skills Evaluation and considerable leading experience on rock, and following on ice, are required.

Leading ice confidently

Assessing soft ice

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