One Day Ice Climbing Essentials: Join Yamnuska Mountain Adventures for a one-day Ice Climbing Essentials course after the Southern Ontario Ice Climbing Festival in beautiful Southern Ontario. We will explore one of the many classic ice climbing venues in the Bancroft and Maynooth area. This course is for the person who has spent some time ice climbing and wants to build upon that skill set to take things from beginner to a more intermediate and advanced ice climbing skill set. First, we instruct and coach you on ice climbing movement skills. You will make full use of modern ice climbing equipment in this course and get instruction on current ice climbing standards. Quickly improving, you’ll find yourself climbing steeper ice as the day progresses
One Day Ice Leader Course: Transitioning into lead climbing on ice is a big step. It requires commitment and the right skill set to move safely over the ice in an efficient manner. It’s essential to be able to place solid protection and construct ‘bomb-proof’ anchors while ice climbing in control. This lead ice climbing course is designed to give you the skills to become a confident lead climber on single-pitch ice climbing routes. The lead climber has a lot of responsibility to their climbing partners so safely managing the route for all climbers is an important aspect of the course.