Guided Ice Climbing
When winter comes around, North Carolina has excellent ice climbing along the Blue Ridge Mountains. AMI climbing guides can lead you through the experience of climbing technical ice. Experience the thrill of swinging the picks into the ice curtains and stepping up with the crampons on waterfall ice. You will learn the different types of ice climbing gear, techniques of front pointing, flat footing, and swinging an axe, and the proper movement pattern for climbing ice efficiently. AMI can also teach you how to deal with the cold using the proper clothing and pace, how to read the ice, how to recognize the hazards and how to avoid them.
For those who are starting out in ice climbing, we offer single pitch climbing. Single pitch ice climbing is top roped from an anchor above. This is an exciting way to experience ice climbing for the first time or for developing ice climbing movement skills, swinging an ice axe, or learning how to place and remove ice screws. One will learn how to install your crampons and move safely and efficiently with them and more. You learn under a safe environment with excellent instruction. Learn more…
Unbelievably, North Carolina has some long ice routes for multipitch ice climbing adventure. Imagine climbing 800 feet of ice and experiencing the incredible winter views. Climbing long winter ice routes is definitely a challenge you will remember. Ice climbing Instruction from AMI will teach you the techniques required to make long ascent of ice routes. Placing and removing ice screws, creating V- threads, resting and movement skills are all part of the game that multipitch ice climbers need to know. Let AMI teach you how. Check out the photo gallery for some great shots of ice climbing in NC and beyond. Learn more…
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Ice climbing is fun. Ice climbing is REALLY fun when guided by Patrick!! Thanks for a terrific day at 215. Couldn’t have been better.
Patrick was a stellar ice climbing instructor who emphasized safety as well as technique. A pleasant combination of humor and business. Easily observable is his love of climbing and dedication to same. I have utilized the services of several high profile guide services, but Patrick Weaver was by far the most thorough and accommodating guide I have ever had the opportunity to climb with to date. I will, most assuredly, climb with him again in the near future.
Beginning Ice climbing Courses
AMI can teach you how to ice climbing. Learn the equipment you’ll need, how to put on crampons, how to adjust ice axes and proper safety equipment for climbing. Additionally, you will learn the proper techniques for moving over ice. To learn more go to Beginner Ice Climbing Instruction.
- Ice climbing is available during winter conditions
- All climbing equipment is included.
- You will need appropriate winter clothing