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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Salt Lake City – Momentum Inside/Out Clinics

Inside Out winter with the Momentum Climbing School
3/4 day $89
Pricing includes instruction, Black Diamond tools and crampons! Boots are the responsibility of the participants. Red River Adventures is happy to co-ordinate rentals at a deeply discounted rate.

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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. 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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Reviews

FAQ

TripAdvisor 5 Stars

Why Choose RRA? Red River Adventure's online reviews have consistently been excellent. Since 2003 no other company has received such high praise from guests. Land or water our clients rave about the quality of our guides, the depth of their knowledge, their ability to teach and most importantly, how incredibly fun they are. Still wondering who to book with our past guest comments make the decision easy!
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Your Safety is our number #1 concern

RRA has safely hosted 50,000+ kids and adults on our rafting, climbing, canyoneering, SUP and Ski trips. RRA guides are at a minimum state licensed, insured and hold first aid and CPR certifications. Many of our river guides hold additional certifications in swift water rescue and whitewater instruction. Many, though not all, of our rock, ski and canyoneering guides are AMGA for the terrain they guide.
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Quality Equipment

When running trips quality equipment is paramount. We are proud to be a 'Preferred Guide Partner" of Black Diamond. RRA replaces its equipment on a regular basis. This ensures all the gear required to keep you safe and having fun is in top-notch shape.
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Reputation

RRA has earned the reputation of a professionally ran, top quality guide service. We are a tight knit family run business. Once you adventure with RRA we guarantee you'll be back for more.
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Do I need a reservation

YES! To guarantee space on the trip of your choice, we recommend reservations, especially mid-summer and on holidays and weekends. In order to provide the type of trip the we have become known for we do limit the number of people on our trips and we do fill up. Make a reservation as soon as you have a good idea of when you want to ski or climb with us and you'll avoid disappointment. Feel free to call us about reservations at any time @ 1-877-259-4046 or email.
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About Age Limitations

Age limits are set for each of our trips to be within industry standards and in accordance with our insurance carrier. In some cases the published age is a guideline and people younger may participate. For trips with youth rate pricing we use the following guidelines. Youth Rate = 15 years and younger!
Adults = 16 years and up!
Some trips are priced on a per person basis regardless of age.
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Which Trip to Choose

We are thrilled to have the ability to offer such a wide variety or trips. We also realize that this can create confusion. We are a fantastic resource and look forward to helping you choose the trip that is perfect for you and your group. Please feel free to call or email with any questions you might have, we love to help. Often after a brief conversation with one of our staff the the answers become clear.
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What to Bring

Red River Adventures tries to make your trip with us as easy as possible! We will clearly outline what we will provide and let you know what you need to bring. Generally all necessary group equipment for you to take part in our trips is included. Please NOTE! Skis, ski boots, poles, ice climbing boots and personal clothing are NOT included in the cost of trips. Rentals are available and RRA will assist you in reserving any gear you might need. We will provide trip specific lists to assist you in bringing the right things.
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What Risks Are Involved

Red River Adventures has an unblemished safety record. We personally screen and train our employees vigorously each year. Our Climbing, skiing and Canyoneering guides are highly trained and many, though not all, are AMGA certified. Our trips take place in rugged, remote "wilderness" settings. You should be in good general health to participate.
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Charter and Group Rates

Red River Adventures offers a group rate discount of 10% to groups of 10 or more. Additional rates reductions are available for school, club, church, or special-interest groups on some trips. We are happy to, when ever possible, customized trip lengths and itineraries. Please contact us for help in arranging your charter trip or for group rate information.
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What To Pack

Red River Adventures will provide all the technical equipment required to guide our listed climbing options. However climbers are strongly encouraged to bring their own climbing gear, if they have it, on our guided climbs. Instructors will inspect any personal equipment brought prior to use on our trips. In some instances there may be a required gear list. This will be distributed prior to the course dates.

Ice Climbing

  • Down Coat/Synthetic puffy coat
  • jacket (soft shell or gortex)
  • coat or other warm under layers
  • three pairs of gloves
  • hat that fits under a helmet
  • bottle/thermos for hot tea
  • sunscreen
  • Hand/Toe warmers

General

We are always available to answer any questions you may have. A complete packing list will be emailed prior to your trip.

Reservations

Option #1 - Most of our Adventures can be booked by clicking the "Book Now" button for the trip you want.

Option #2 - For those trips that do not open a calendar Call 1-877-259-4046
or Email us through our Contact Page

Reservations are HIGHLY recommended! Many dates sell out far in advance!
A refundable deposit of 1/3 or 1/2 of the trip total is due to guarantee reservation.


Accepted Credit Cards

Cancellations

Full and Half Day Trips

  • A refundable deposit of 1/3 of trip total is due to guarantee reservation.
  • Balance is due 7 days prior to departure.
  • Changes to trip type, numbers or date are FREE prior to 7 days before departure.
  • Cancellation 7 days prior to departure subject to a $25 fee.
  • Cancellation between 7 days and 48 hours prior to departure are subject to a $10 per person or $25 minimum fee.
  • Cancellations, in part or full, within 48 hours of departure receive NO REFUND.
Please Note: NO REFUNDS for cancellations, in part or full, within 48 hours of departure.

Dolores and multi-day Fisher Towers trips

  • A refundable deposit of 1/3 of trip total is due to guarantee reservation.
  • Balance is due 7 days prior to departure.
  • Changes to trip type, numbers or date are FREE prior to 7 days before departure.
  • Cancellation 7 days prior to departure receive a full refund less a $25 fee.
  • Cancellation between 7 days and 48 hours prior to departure forfeit the deposit amount.
  • Cancellation, in part or full, within 48 hours of departure receive NO REFUND.

International trips and clinics

  • A refundable deposit of 1/2 of trip total is due to guarantee reservation.
  • Balance is due and will be charged 45 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellation 45 days prior to departure receive a full refund less a $50 fee.
  • Cancellation between 45 and 30 days prior to departure will forfeit the deposit amount.
  • Cancellation, in part or full, within 30 days of departure receive NO REFUND.

General

RRA reserves the right to cancel any trip due to weather, insufficient bookings or any other circumstances beyond our control at anytime. RRA will make every effort to reschedule the date. Bookings that are unable to be rescheduled or are cancelled by RRA will receive a full refund.

Weather

Weather is part of the dynamic environment in which we operate. We may experience conditions that you do not consider ideal. If we determine that conditions are suitable for the activity you have booked and you instead wish to cancel/discontinue the trip, we will, whenever practical, end the trip at your request with no refund. If conditions are such that RRA deems it unwise to continue, we reserve the right to alter the itinerary, which may include, but may not be limited to, shortening of route or length of trip. We may also change venue or cancel the remainder of your trip. If, at time of cancellation, the trip is less than 1/2 complete, we will charge 50% of trip fee. If the trip is between 1/2 and completed, a full trip fee is charged.

Alcohol

Full and 1/2 Day Raft Trips: Alcohol or drugs are not to be consumed before or during trips. No refund will be given to those drinking alcohol or using drugs prior to a scheduled trip. Multi-Day Raft Trips: Alcohol or drugs are not to be consumed before or during time on the river. No refund will be given to those drinking alcohol or using drugs prior to river time. Alcohol may be consumed, in camp, on multi-day trips. Climbing/Canyoneering trips. Alcohol or drugs are not to be consumed before or during trips.