Vertical ice takes on many forms – mushrooms, bulges, cauliflower, candlesticks, chandeliers, pillars, curtains, smears, and flows. Brittle or punky, blue or yellow – it takes imagination and experience to move efficiently and confidently on this awe-inspiring terrain. You will get the chance to climb many different types of steep ice, learn to establish a resting position, placement and removal of ice protection, proper use of ice axe leashes, and incorporating rock climbing movements into your ice climbing awareness. This can be a one or two day program, part of which will be spent top rope climbing in order to focus on technique. In addition we will attempt a steep multi-pitch climb.