INDIAN CREEK CRACK CLIMBING CLINIC

Welcome to splitter sandstone crack climbing!

PRICE PER PERSON

$575

DATES:

October 14 & 15, 2021

October 16 & 17, 2021

ABOUT THIS TRIP

Whether brand new to the ice world or working steep ice, come hone your skills over three days in the beautiful Ouray Ice Park.

The Ouray Ice Park is home to hundreds of amazing ice climbs to sink your tools into. Whether you have never sunk crampons or picks into ice or are a seasoned ice hero, there are techniques and skills for all to learn. Three days allows development of technique while also learning more about the ever changing world of ice. Topics covered could include protection and anchoring, following and cleaning an ice climb, steep ice technique, and the mental aspects of ice climbing.

Dec 27:

5-7pm: Meet and greet: Gear and Goals

Dec 28:

7:30am: Meet @

8am-4pm: Climb in the Ouray Ice Park

Dec 29:

7:30am: Meet @

8am-4pm: Climb in the Ouray Ice Park

Dec 30:

7:30am: Meet @

8am-3pm: Climb in the Ouray Ice Park

3:30pm: Trip wrap-up / hang out and happy hour (Covid flexibility)

I am the PREPARATION text block.

  • Tie your shoes.
  • Eat your veggies
  • Look both ways
  • Have a good time

TOURING EQUIPMENT

*Touring Skis or Split-board (make sure it is tuned/freshly waxed)

*Alpine Touring Ski Boots or Snowboard Boots (check that the boot works with your ski binding)

*Ski Poles (adjustable poles with powder baskets)

*Climbing Skins (they must be cut to fit your skis)

Big Day-Tour Backpack or Airbag Pack (at least 30+ liters capacity)

Goggles

Ski Helmet (optional)

BCA Link Radio (optional)

**Avalanche Transceiver (must be a 3-Antenna Transceiver with fresh batteries)

Your Beacon’s User Manual (hard copy or PDF saved to your phone)

**Avalanche Probe (must be at least 240cm long)

**Avalanche Rescue Shovel (must have a metal blade)

Water Bottle(s) (either 1 Nalgene, or 1 Nalgene and 1 small Thermos. no Camelbacks).

Sunscreen and Lip Balm

Headlamp (fresh batteries)

Lunch Food & Snacks (about 1lb/day: sandwich, jerky, cheese, trail mix, candy bars, nuts, salami)

TOURING CLOTHING

Lightweight Base Layer Top (polyester, wool or silk top)

Mid-Weight Top (lightweight fleece or lightweight puffy jacket)

Lightweight Wind Shirt (or very lightweight soft-shell jacket)

Waterproof Shell Jacket (Gore Tex, Pertex or similar, not insulated)

Big Puffy Coat (down or synthetic jacket to fit on top of all other layers

Lightweight Base Layer Bottom (polyester, wool or silk long underwear bottom)

Ski Pants (non-insulated hard shell or soft shell pants).

Gloves (at least 2 pairs: a pair of heavy, waterproof, warm gloves and a pair of lighter gloves for

sweaty ski touring. if your hands get cold easily, bring extra gloves, mittens and/or handwarmers)

Hats (one brimmed cap for the sun, one warm cap)

Neck Gaiter (lightweight Buff or something similar)

Sunglasses

Socks (wool/synthetic ski socks)

AVALANCHE COURSE SPECIFIC EQUIPMENT

Snow Saw (optional)

Inclinometer (BCA iPhone/Android app works for this)

Compass

USGS Map of the Red Mountain Pass Area (“Ironton” Quadrangle (you can purchase one at Ouray Mountain Sports, or print one from www.caltopo.com))

*Indicates items available to rent through Ridgway Adventure Sports in Ridgway, CO: (970) 626-8500. They do not carry snowboard boots.*

**Beacon/Shovel/Probe rentals are included in course fees.**

OVERVIEW

The Ouray Ice Park is home to hundreds of amazing ice climbs to sink your tools into. Whether you have never sunk crampons or picks into ice or are a seasoned ice hero, there are techniques and skills for all to learn. Three days allows development of technique while also learning more about the ever changing world of ice. Topics covered could include protection and anchoring, following and cleaning an ice climb, steep ice technique, and the mental aspects of ice climbing.

ITINERARY

Dec 27:

5-7pm: Meet and greet: Gear and Goals

Dec 28:

7:30am: Meet @

8am-4pm: Climb in the Ouray Ice Park

Dec 29:

7:30am: Meet @

8am-4pm: Climb in the Ouray Ice Park

Dec 30:

7:30am: Meet @

8am-3pm: Climb in the Ouray Ice Park

3:30pm: Trip wrap-up / hang out and happy hour (Covid flexibility)

DETAILS

I am the PREPARATION text block.

  • Tie your shoes.
  • Eat your veggies
  • Look both ways
  • Have a good time
GEAR LIST

TOURING EQUIPMENT

*Touring Skis or Split-board (make sure it is tuned/freshly waxed)

*Alpine Touring Ski Boots or Snowboard Boots (check that the boot works with your ski binding)

*Ski Poles (adjustable poles with powder baskets)

*Climbing Skins (they must be cut to fit your skis)

Big Day-Tour Backpack or Airbag Pack (at least 30+ liters capacity)

Goggles

Ski Helmet (optional)

BCA Link Radio (optional)

**Avalanche Transceiver (must be a 3-Antenna Transceiver with fresh batteries)

Your Beacon’s User Manual (hard copy or PDF saved to your phone)

**Avalanche Probe (must be at least 240cm long)

**Avalanche Rescue Shovel (must have a metal blade)

Water Bottle(s) (either 1 Nalgene, or 1 Nalgene and 1 small Thermos. no Camelbacks).

Sunscreen and Lip Balm

Headlamp (fresh batteries)

Lunch Food & Snacks (about 1lb/day: sandwich, jerky, cheese, trail mix, candy bars, nuts, salami)

TOURING CLOTHING

Lightweight Base Layer Top (polyester, wool or silk top)

Mid-Weight Top (lightweight fleece or lightweight puffy jacket)

Lightweight Wind Shirt (or very lightweight soft-shell jacket)

Waterproof Shell Jacket (Gore Tex, Pertex or similar, not insulated)

Big Puffy Coat (down or synthetic jacket to fit on top of all other layers

Lightweight Base Layer Bottom (polyester, wool or silk long underwear bottom)

Ski Pants (non-insulated hard shell or soft shell pants).

Gloves (at least 2 pairs: a pair of heavy, waterproof, warm gloves and a pair of lighter gloves for

sweaty ski touring. if your hands get cold easily, bring extra gloves, mittens and/or handwarmers)

Hats (one brimmed cap for the sun, one warm cap)

Neck Gaiter (lightweight Buff or something similar)

Sunglasses

Socks (wool/synthetic ski socks)

AVALANCHE COURSE SPECIFIC EQUIPMENT

Snow Saw (optional)

Inclinometer (BCA iPhone/Android app works for this)

Compass

USGS Map of the Red Mountain Pass Area (“Ironton” Quadrangle (you can purchase one at Ouray Mountain Sports, or print one from www.caltopo.com))

*Indicates items available to rent through Ridgway Adventure Sports in Ridgway, CO: (970) 626-8500. They do not carry snowboard boots.*

**Beacon/Shovel/Probe rentals are included in course fees.**

YOUR GUIDES

Heidi Wirtz climber and guide

AMGA Certified Rock Guide
AMGA Apprentice Alpine Guide

Lani Chapko

AMGA Certified Rock Guide
AMGA Assistant Alpine Guide

Lor Sabourin Sedona Arizona rock climbing

AMGA Assistant Rock Guide