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Ice Season Opener

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Ice Season Opener



Photos © Ned Gall

Join MMA to celebrate ice climbing! The primary aim of this event is to provide a venue for competent and aspiring ice climbers alike to learn new skills. MMA's instructors will be offereing a variety of workshops:

ABC's of Ice Climbing, Ice Anchors & The V-thread, Placing Screws on Lead, and Piton Craft

There will be morning and afternoon sessions, so participants can sign up for two workshops. A chili lunch and hot drinks will be provided in between workshops.

MMA will supply all of the technical ice climbing gear and will be hosting an social on the eve of the event at Rockford Coffee on 7th & Main. At the social participants will have the opportunity to register for the event, ask questions about gear, and view a media presentation:

Adventures in the Greater Yellowstone by Parker Webb & Justin Willis

The ultimate goal of this event is to have a good time, meet other ice climbers, and swing some tools.

Cost per person:

$30.00 for non-AAC Members

$20.00 for AAC Members

Click here to become a member of the American Alpine Club


December 14, 2012 Rockford Coffee 7th & Main 6-8pm

December 15, 2012 9am- 4pm Grotto Falls Trailhead, Hyalite Canyon

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The Ice Season Opener has become a community of winter recreation enthusiasts over the years.

Grant Lair, a JMT alumni, takes a break from teaching and belaying to take a quick lap up G1.

Photos © Ned Gall

Hyalite Ice Climbing Clinic