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

This adventure is geared towards getting a taste of what this sport has to offer.

No experience...no problem!  This session will teach you the basics and get in your first swings!

All technical equipment is provided for this experience (Helmets, harness, boots, crampons, etc)

*Belaying is not mandatory and is included in this experience.

Rates:
  • Half  Day - 3 hours - AM 10-1  or  PM 2-5
  • 1 - $200 per person
  • 2- $150 per person
  • 3-4$100 per person

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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

This is your chance to experience the thrill of climbing something that only sticks around for a couple months of the year!  Ice climbing is an exhilarating sport worth ticking off the bucket list.

This session that will teach the foundational skills of ice climbing. 

All technical equipment is provided for this experience (Helmets, harness, boots, crampons, etc)

*Belaying is mandatory for this class, please let us know if you need a lesson or refresher.

Rates:
  • 1-4 - $175 per person
  • 5-8 - $150 per person
  • *Please inquire for larger group sizes to request a quote.

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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.

MORE OF IT

Once you have got the swing of things, it's time to take it to the steeps.  We will explore more challenging terrain  and focusing on improving techniques to step up your game.  

What would you like to do today...customize your adventure!

All technical equipment is provided for this experience (Helmets, harness, boots, crampons, etc)

*Belaying is mandatory.  Previous experience or participation in the Introductory Ice is required as this has a much 'steeper' learning curve.

Rates:
  • 1-2 - $200 per person
  • 3-4 - $175 per person

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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