ICE CLIMBING

As the cold days begin in the Haliburton Highlands, lakes and streams begin to freeze and the season of climbing ice quickly approaches.  Ice climbing offers a unique opportunity to try something like no other.  Climbing experience is not required to participate in this exciting sport, simply the willingness to embrace the cold and battle the Elements.

Participants will be geared up with all the necessary equipment and begin a modest hike into the climbing location.  Upon your arrival, we will have a safety briefing teaching you the things to know before testing your metal.  A short lesson will teach you the techniques required to swing the ice tools and kick your crampons allowing you to ascend the frozen landscape.

The day will be filled with opportunity to learn and apply your new skills on multiple ice climbs of varying difficulty, there will be climbs suitable for beginners and experts alike.

 

“ If you can climb a ladder, I can get you up something ”

Ice Experience

No experience...no problem!  This is an exhilarating experience suitable for those looking to tick something new off the bucket list.  Your first taste of ice climbing will have you back for more!

  • Belaying is not mandatory, your guide will handle the safety stuff while you get the swing of things!
  • All technical equipment is provided for this experience (helmet, harness, ice boots and technical gear)
  • Minimum 12 years old accompanied by an adult. Our smallest boot size available is US mens 5
Rates:
  • Half  Day - 3 hours - Mid-week Only Monday to Friday
  • AM 9-12  or  PM 1-4
  • 1:4 guiding ratio
  • 2 - 4 participants $150pp (minimum 2 participants)

Half/Full Day - 3/6 Hours

Meet up 15-30 Minutes before start of adventure.  We will fill out our waivers and fit equipment.

Safety first,  quick lesson, lots of climbing!

*Please inquire for larger groups as a full day is recommended.   Bookings must be made in advance to ensure additional belayers can be arranged to facilitate your groups experience. 

Introductory Ice

A full day jam packed with the basics of learning the exciting sport of ice climbing!  Designed with the beginner in mind, we focus on safety and fun, getting to the top is a bonus!

  • This session that will teach the foundational skills of ice climbing.
  • All equipment is provided for this experience (Helmet, harness, ice boots and technical gear)
  • Belaying is mandatory for this class
Rates:
  • $200 per person  (minimum party of two)
  • Max 1:6 ratio, participants will work in pairs/trios

Full Day - 6 Hours 

Meet up 30 Minutes before start of adventure.  We will fill out our waivers and fit equipment.

10-4: Approach climbs, site safety, gear selection, learning the basics of ice climbing, movement and lots of time to put it all into practice!

*Please inquire for group sizes exceeding 4 participants to ensure we can book additional instructors.

CUSTOM ICE

Once you have got the swing of things, it's time to take it to the steeps.  We will explore new climbing locations with much more challenging terrain.  We will focusing on new skills and improving your technique to step up your game.

  • Private day out climbing with a max guide ratio of 1:2
  • Personal gear (helmet and harness required) Technical gear is still provided
  • Belaying is mandatory and climbers should confident in their technique
  • Previous experience is required (ie. LEARN IT)
Rates:
  • 1 climber - $350
  • 2 climbers - $450

Full Day - 8 Hours 

Meet up 15 Minutes before start of adventure.  We will fill out our waivers and fit equipment.

9-5: Approach climbs, site safety, learning advanced techniques for steeper climbing and fine tuning it in on hard lines.  Opportunity to learn additional skills as time permits (Ice assessment, anchors, v threads, etc.)

*Additional travel may be required to access new climbing locations