HOW TO ICE CLIMB

How do you Ice Climb? Great question, if your interested in getting started then this is the right section of the site to be in.

All Ice Climber start somewhere and why not here. In this section of the site we will have articles on how to get started in Ice Climbing, the basic techniques, where to go and who with and what gear you'll need to get started.

You've already come this far, so lets get out in the cold and climbing!

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Is there something you you wanted to learn about before you start? please get in touch and we'll cover it in an article update.

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Dry Tooling - An Introduction

16/08/2012

Where to start with dry tooling, well I suppose this specialization of ice climbing began when equipment became advanced enough to allow climbers to attempt ice routes, that under normal circumstances would have been untouchable. Modern gear a revolutionised the sport and dry tooling is the ultimate mix of both ice climbing [more]

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Abalakov Threads

08/08/2012

So you're on an ice climb and shock and horror you drop your ice screws, or more likely, you're on an ice climb and couldn't afford a full rack of ice screws as there so dam expensive, what do you do? Well if the ice is thick enough to take a long screw (about 20cm) then you can construct an Abalakov thread, which only requires [more]

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8 Important Climbing Terms

01/08/2012

One of the most enjoyed sports by people is rock climbing, I would like to cover several rock climbing important terms in this article. Rock climbing terms are used to refer to particular equipment and techniques and knowledge is essential for communication. You will find here many useful tips regarding this terms... [more]

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The Buried Axe Winter Climbing Belay

09/08/2012

So continuing on the theme of winter protection techniques I want to talk about the buried ice axe (t- slot) belay technique.
This can be used on assents and descents, and is normally only used in situations where the prospects for other types protection are close to nil. To set up the buried [more]

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Learn To Climb On Snow Or Ice

02/08/2012

One of the most dangerous, yet exciting sport is ice climbing. It's actually an offshoot of mountain or rock climbing; the only difference is everything around you is covered with ice. People may wonder why others would want to engage in such a sport and risk their lives when there are less [more]

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The Basics of Ice Climbing

02/08/2012

Ice climbing is similar in some ways to rock climbing in that it involves techniques for handling a vertical or nearly vertical ascent - however, while many of the methods and even some of the gear used for ice climbing is similar to that of rock climbing, ice climbing has some special differences due to the nature of ice. [more]

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