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ZMS offers a 2 Day Lead Climbing Course designed for beginner and intermediate ice climbers looking to learn the skills and techniques needed for leading ice.

This course will cover:

  • Proper Crampon Techniques
  • Proper Ice Tool Techniques
  • Belaying with Single & Half Ropes
  • V-Threads
  • Proper Screw Placements
  • Anchor Building
  • Ice Evaluations
  • Necessary Equipment and Preparation
  • Rappelling

We customize all our trips and courses to meet our clients’ abilities and goals. This course is only offered during the winter months when the ice conditions are solid.

  • Previous experience is necessary and if needed, we can provide all necessary technical gear and eqiupment.
  • For “What to Bring” and “Where to Meet” please go to our Plan Your Trip page.