DETAILSNOTICE: Due to treacherous approach conditions, unseasonable weather conditions, and lack of ice, the 2015 Lee Vining Ice Demo has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have already registered for the event, Sierra Mountain Center will be in touch with you shortly. It’s the time of year to get frosty. Whether you’ve never swung an ice axe in your life, or are an experienced waterfall ascender looking to up your game, the Lee Vining Ice Climbing Demo is your opportunity to chill out and climb on! This annual event will take place February 17, 2015, at the Sierra Mountain Center in Bishop, California.
Arc’teryx pro athlete Jon Walsh will teach clinics on ice climbing basics and skills as well as present a slideshow of his amazing ascents. Then, strap on your crampons, meet up with AMGA certified guides, and get ready to pick and pull your way up some of California’s most striking frozen features!
Your $80 one-day ticket includes the ice climbing demo, clinics, the slideshow, 3 meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner), and rental gear (ice axes, crampons, and boots). However, due to popular demand, we recommend bringing your own ice climbing gear if you have it. Please be sure to bring your own warm clothing, climbing helmet, and harness.
Participation is capped at 30 people, so be sure to pick up your tickets now!
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- NOTICE: This event has been cancelled due to unsafe conditions.
Sharpen your ice-climbing skills at the 2015 Lee Vining Ice Climbing Demo, February 17 in Bishop, California! From rock climbers looking to extend their sending season to winter lovers looking for more cold-weather fun, this one-day event features informative clinics taught by Arc’teryx athlete Jon Walsh, ice climbing with AMGA certified guides, and a great vendor village so you can try out all of the latest and greatest gear.
Tickets are limited to the first 30 people, so pick yours up now.
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I did a 2-day ice climbing demo with Sierra Mountain Center, and it was a blast! The rate through Gear Coop is ridiculously good (seriously, check around) and includes food, raffle, and training with a professional ice climber which you just won't get with any other company. If you aren't used to being in the cold for long periods, make sure to bring hand warmers and prepare yourself for a beautiful adventure and some serious ice-kicking fun.