Thursday, December 9, 2010

Intro Ice Course - King Creek & Wedge Smear

The first Intro Ice Course of the season was a great success! Six new climbers from around Alberta joined me for a weekend of learning how to ice climb, and everyone did excellent.

On Saturday we headed into King Creek and soon everyone was bashing away at the ice and working their way up the routes. Throughout the day we did five different climbs and everyone saw a vast improvement in their skills by the end of the day.

Sunday we hiked up to the Wedge Smear and had the area to ourselves! There is lots of variety in the difficulty of climbs, so everyone was able to challenge themselves on some steeper routes. We also spent some time practicing with ice screws and anchors. Enthusiasm was high and everyone climbed non-stop all day long.
I hope to see everyone from the course again in the future!

J. Mills
CRAG Head Guide

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