Introduction to Rock Climbing
Head out to the Adirondacks! This course will include basic rock movement (face and crack technique), knots, communication, and belaying. Emphasis is on spending as much time as we can on the rock, climbing.
Intro to Ice Climbing
Take advantage of the long winters and Adirondack ice offered in the area. Learn to kick and pick your way up frozen drips and waterfalls. These clinics are for anyone interested in learning to ice climb and those who want to get out and put previous skills to practice. We will head to Azure Mountain where ice of various levels of difficulty can be climbed with the safety of a top rope.
The Adirondacks are blessed with numerous exciting, fun, and technical mountaineering ascents. Most of these ascents follow old and new slide paths. So what is a slide anyway? In the Adirondacks slides are formed when the thin layer of soil that is pervasive in the region becomes over saturated and sloughs off down to the bedrock. There are numerous slides in the region. During the winter mountaineering course you will be guided on a technical ascent of a slide in winter conditions. This means that you will travel on terrain that requires the use of ropes, crampons, and ice axes to ensure a safe and fun passage. Expect hiking up steep 20-30 degree snow/ice slopes with the occasional 50- 200 foot where they may be some 45 to 90 degree ice. Round trip mileage 6-7 miles. Strenuous.
Dates and times for all courses will be announced on SLU Wire prior to trips.
Contact the Outdoor Program office (315-229-5016) for additional information and to register.