Expand your rock climbing season and get in some excellent training for winter Ice! Mixed climbing has become very over the past decade, and with the evolution of new tools and techniques it has opened up other ways to get out and enjoy your climbing passions any time of the year!
Drytooling is an exciting way to climb on rock when conditions are a bit too cold for bare finger dexterity. Using technical ice axes paired with rock climbing shoes, you can get out on summer rock routes, or mixed ice routes without having to wait for the winter ice to come in. A lot of the climbing gyms also allow dry tooling and have special holds and areas for people who want to train. Local climbers get ready for the winter season with a combination of indoor climbing and outdoor dry tooling and Canmore is host to one of the best dry tooling crags in North America. Lets us pair you with one of our guides and show you the ropes of this growing and innovative sport. Plus, be the envy of your ice climbing buddies as you will have already worked out the pre-season kinks in October!
Climbing rock with ice tools is a totally different way to enjoy the vertical wonders of the world around us while keeping in climbing shape outside.