Ice climbing stands apart from other styles of climbing and is one of the most unique forms of winter recreation. Many tend to become infatuated with swinging picks and daydream of when the ice will form up again; we know we have!
We offer ice climbing in North Conway, New Hampshire and central Virginia near Wintergreen Ski Resort when conditions are appropriate. BRMG teaches three levels of courses: Rock to Ice, Intermediate Ice, and Ice Leading. Private Guiding days are also always available.
Rock to Ice
The Rock to Ice course is for gym or outdoor climbers looking to have their first swings and kicks ice climbing. In this course, you will learn everything you need to be able to ice climb for the first time! The outlook of this course is to provide you with the skills and judgment necessary to climb with more experienced climbers or to prepare you for your next level ice course. Technical skills, climbing movement, risk management and staying comfortable while winter climbing are key points throughout the course.
- Climbing area hazards and management
- Gear essentials
- Crampon use and technique
- Swinging an ice tool
- Climbing movement on ice
- Basic knots
- Review top rope belaying
- Lead belaying
- Anchor evaluation
- Winter climbing Leave No Trace principles
- Indoor or outdoor climbing experience
- Easy – Moderate