Don’t go stir crazy this winter! GO-Adventures Beginner Ice Climbing course is a great way to get outside, be active and learn about an exciting winter sport. Ice Climbing is the art of climbing frozen waterfalls and water that seeps from the side of cliffs and mountains. Using ice axes and crampons (metal ‘claws’ that attach to your boots), climbers can do the unthinkable: ascend a slippery wall of ice.
Winter 2011 Course Dates: Coming Soon!
Join us for a 3-day introductory course set in the beautiful Adirondacks of New York. Our instructors have taught ice climbing all over the country and spent many seasons climbing and instructing in the Adirondacks.
This 3-day course can be tailored to fit the needs of those who simply want to try ice climbing for the first time as well as those who want to build their skill levels. The Adirondacks are home to some of the best ice climbs in North America due to its consistently cold winters, rocky terrain and abundance of waterfalls. The mountains offer it all—from beginner, low-angle ice climbing to extreme, overhanging mixed climbing. Our course will first introduce you to the tools of the trade and how to be properly prepared when climbing in winter. Next we will introduce efficient climbing techniques to maximize your endurance and strength for conquering this new sport. After gaining some mileage on the ice we will progress to steeper and longer climbs and learn techniques and systems used when top-roping and following ice climbs.