Ice Climbing Instruction
Ice Climbing Instruction

RRA Ice Climbing Instruction

RRA can teach you the skills necessary to safely enjoy all that ice climbing has to offer. We staff AMGA certified Mountain, Rock and Alpine  guides who are not only familiar with the latest standards, they are also friendly and fun.  Ready to head outside but unsure of how to get started? Do you want to take friends and family ice climbing safely? Red River Adventures instructors are here to help! Classes and private instruction are tailored to participants ability level. With venues in the Wasatch, Maple Canyon and Joe’s Valley  RRA can lead you to success!

Ice 101 – Intro to Ice


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  • Difficulty – Beginner
  • Days – Full
  • Minimum age – 8
  • Venues – Wasatch, Maple Canyon, Joe’s Valley
  • Dates – December – March
  • 1 Person $300 | 2 People $225 each | 3 People $175 each

This course is a perfect introduction to the sport perfect for those who have climbed rock or for those that haven’t.  Rock Climbing experience is NOT necessary. The goal is to learn the most up to date techniques and technical skills to allow you to climb ice, stay warm and safe, set up/take down top ropes and begin climbing outside on your own is a single pitch setting.

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Ice 201


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  • Difficulty – Intermediate
  • Days – Full
  • Minimum age – 8
  • Venues – Wasatch, Maple Canyon, Joe’s Valley
  • Dates – December – March
  • 1 Person $300 | 2 People $225 each | 3 People $175 each

The next step in learning how to climb ice. This is for those that have taken our Ice 101 or been Ice climbing and have a understanding of ice climbing movement, anchoring, lowering and repelling. This is the course for those who want to move beyond single pitch climbing or “following” friends and begin ice climbing on their own.

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Participants will be introduced to steep Ice techniques, practice placing protection, mock lead and move towards leading pitches while a certified guide monitors the placements.

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Advanced Ice technique


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  • Difficulty – Advanced
  • Days – Full
  • Minimum age – 8
  • Venues – Wasatch, Maple Canyon, Joe’s Valley
  • Dates – December – March
  • 1 Person $300 | 2 People $225 each | 3 People $175 each

This is the option for those that would like to bring it all together and make the jump to climbing Ice on their own. This class will focus on strategies to successfully and safely lead single or multi-pitch ice. Route finding, both macro and micro, is explored. Participants will mock lead and take the sharp end, anchoring and transitions are also practiced.

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