Hit the Ice at the Ice Factor in Kinlochleven
Hit the Ice on the Worlds Biggest Indoor Ice Climbing Wall
An Introductory Ice Climbing Session at 14.45 each day of the festival 20th-23rd February 2014
This 2.5 hour session aims to give a structured introduction to ice climbing technique. It isn’t a pre-requisite but if you haven’t climbed before then you might want to consider joining a Taste the Rock session before moving onto the ice to get to grips with basic ropework skills.
We will take you through the basics of ice axe and crampon placement before putting it all together and getting you climbing. You will be given a refresher (if needed) of basic ropework. There is also scope to look at ice screw placement in the ice wall.
Bringing those elements together, you will be coached on moving through progressively steep ice. This will usually commence on a simple slope – Grade II/III, through to Steep Slabs – III/IV. Dependent on how hard you want to push it you can choose from the variety of routes available, including gully features, arêtes, water ice, very thin – verglas-covered rock/mixed climbing and dry tooling – when the ice runs out!
Arrive in good time to sign in, café and changing room facilities available on site.
Adults only – (adult-sized teens if they are already rock-climbers).
Please bring clothing suitable for cold environment – a couple of warm layers, long trousers and ideally a pair of gloves. Rock climbing or winter walking experience is useful, but not essential.
Special Festival Price – Only £40 (usually £48)
Please book a space by phoning the Ice Factor on: 01855 831100