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Alpine Rock Climbing Essentials

Rock Climbing Guide

This program covers the requisite skills to tackle many classic alpine rock routes. It begins with the foundations of rock climbing where participants learn about climbing techniques, knot tying, belay skills and rope management.
Focus on the remainder of the program then turns to applying the skills to alpine terrain – traveling light, fast, and efficient while ascending some of Montana’s classic alpine routes. This part of the program covers the approach: pacing; third and fourth class terrain; and route finding. Once on the climbs the spotlight will be on rope management; alpine belays and anchors; more route finding; and different means of descent. Previous climbing experience is not required. However, participants should be in good physical condition; and have some backpacking or hiking experience.

Participant to instructor ratio: 3:1; 2:1
Cost per person: $480
Dates:

  • July 17, 18, 19
  • August 7, 8, 9

Alpine Rock Climbing Essentials - Cowen Cirque

This program offers everything covered in the Alpine Rock Essentials and adds overnight camping and snow travel. Add to that, an amazing location. The Mt. Cowen cirque is an un-paralleled alpine climbing destination and affords students the opportunity to develop a keen understanding of how to move as safely and as efficiently as possible in the mountains.

Goals for this course will be improved development of technical skills and skill management with an emphasis on turning real-world experience into safe, sound mountain judgment. Secondary goals will be to summit Mt. Cowen by a technical route and improved proficiency moving over technical ground.
With two days slotted for technical climbing, we have the option to wait out sketchy weather, spend time honing skills on shorter routes, rack up the mileage or focus on protection and systems. The time given to approach and return allows a more comfortable pace and assures better energy reserves for the climbing days.

Technical skills covered by the course will include equipment selection, use of an ice axe as a self-belay, alternating belay methods on technical terrain, safe and efficient protection methods, reading mountain weather and low-impact camping. Previous climbing experience is not required. However, participants should be in good physical condition; and have some backpacking or hiking experience.

Participant to instructor ratio: 2:1
Cost per person: $945
Dates:

  • August 20, 21, 22, 23

For more information email: kevin.brumbach@gmail.com