4-Day Intensive Lead SeminarFeb 1-4, 2011
$875. 2:1 ratio
We are proud to introduce this new program. Senior SJMG Guide Mark Miller has been teaching climbers to lead water ice for over decade and has developed an incredible curriculum for the aspiring water ice leader. Within a small group setting, participants will be able to increase their confidence and push into more difficult grades with grace and style.
Topics will include:
screw placement, v-threads, and zero-threads
different anchor systems for ice climbing
movement strategies for lead
belays, rappels, and transitions
route selection, routefinding, and route planning
equipment and protection selection
single, half, and twin rope techniques and technique selection recommendations
rescuing a fallen leader
and tons more!
We will negin with a solid review of fundamental movement technique and then move quickly into more technical skills, practice exercises, and instructor demos. Participants will transition through mock leads and simulation exercises onto the sharp end. Students will lead climbs well within their ability as the instructor climbs next to them and evaluates protection and technique.
If you are serious about being an elegant and efficient ice leader, leading ice climbs with style and flow, and want to avoid the "kickin' chicken" technique; this is the course for you. Days will be packed full of instruction and information, as well as tons of hands on application time.