Imagine stemming wide over a rock overhang then placing your left crampon delicately in the pocket of a vertical ice curtain with the right crampon on a small edge in perfect granite. Underclinging the ice with your gloved hand while reaching to hook your ice tool in the thin cracks above. This is mixed climbing and it is as old as the mountains themselves and as new as the latest craze of climbing difficult and gymnastic mixed rock and ice routes. The “M” grades are here so join us to learn these exciting new techniques. Mixed climbing skills should be part of every mountaineers bag of tricks because it is normal to encounter snow, rock and ice terrain in the big mountains as well as the routes in Huntington Ravine. Prepare yourself to be the best alpinist possible with this advanced level course.