Ice Climbing Adventure - Beginners

Highlights

  • Once we arrive to the parking area at the climbing site: -Gear is distributed to each climber -Waiver forms filled out & submitted -Hike to site *Hike-in times vary depending on which location & which climb at that location: (Thunder Bay: 15-35mins, Orient Bay:5-20 mins, Kama Bay: 10-45mins) Talking About Site Safety and Equipment -Objective hazards discussed -Helmets to be worn at all times -Equipment explained, fitted to each person, and secured. -How to climb – basic techniques to get started -How to come back down safely – proper lowering techniques on ice Climbing Time and Skill Building -Get to try it out with your first climbs! -Using your crampons efficiently -Ice axe placements -Belaying + Communication Essentials Lunch: On your own time whenever you please More Climbing Time and Skill Building -Group progressively learns techniques to climb more efficiently on the ice; customized to each individual’s experience level -Learning advanced techniques to climb more efficiently -Learn about ice formation and ice conditions Last Climbs of the Day Tear Down, Clean Up, and Pack Up Hike time back to the parking area for departure

Summary

Once we arrive to the parking area at the climbing site: -Gear is distributed to each climber -Waiver forms filled out & submitted -Hike to site *Hike-in times vary depending on which location & which climb at that location: (Thunder Bay: 15-35mins, Orient Bay:5-20 mins, Kama Bay: 10-45mins) Talking About Site Safety and Equipment -Objective hazards discussed -Helmets to be worn at all times -Equipment explained, fitted to each person, and secured. -How to climb – basic techniques to get started -How to come back down safely – proper lowering techniques on ice Climbing Time and Skill Building -Get to try it out with your first climbs! -Using your crampons efficiently -Ice axe placements -Belaying + Communication Essentials Lunch: On your own time whenever you please More Climbing Time and Skill Building -Group progressively learns techniques to climb more efficiently on the ice; customized to each individual’s experience level -Learning advanced techniques to climb more efficiently -Learn about ice formation and ice conditions Last Climbs of the Day Tear Down, Clean Up, and Pack Up Hike time back to the parking area for departure

Tour info

Duration
6 hours 30 minutes
Group Size
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Meeting Point
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Why take this tour?

Experience the adventure of Ice Climbing in Northwest Ontario with Outdoor Skills And Thrills! This outing is suitable for all skill levels but is tailored to beginners. No need to worry about having your own gear, all the technical equipment is included. For participants who have little to no experience, we start you off with the basics and work your way up from there. You’ll also learn a variety essential safety skills and climbing techniques making sure that you’re confident and comfortable before going up a frozen waterfall. For climbers who already have experience on ice, we double check you know your stuff and then get you going right away, offering up tips and tricks along the way to help take your climbing to the next level. Rise and Shine, It's Time to go Climb!

What’s included?

  • Climbing Equipment Rental (Mountaineering Boots, Crampons, Ice Axes, Helmet, Harness)

  • All Fees and Taxes

  • Professional Climbing Guide

  • Transportation

Frequently asked questions

Things to know

Before you book

  • Duration: 6h 30m

  • Mobile tickets accepted

  • Instant confirmation

Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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About operator:

Outdoor Skills And Thrills offers public/private Rock and Ice Climbing Guided Adventures and Courses throughout Northwestern Ontario. Whether you’re a beginner or a veteran, big or small, young or old, the Outdoor Skills And Thrills team is always committed to providing a fun and challenging environment to anybody and everybody! All of the rock and ice climbing locations we will take you to have been specifically chosen for their breathtaking views and world class climbs. Outdoor Skills and Thrills guides are also some of the most energized in the region and truly enjoy working together with people of all ages and abilities. You will always be guided by our certified & insured, professional, friendly and passionate guides through an exciting and enjoyable experience in the best rock and ice climbing areas around Thunder Bay. No experience is required and all the technical climbing equipment is included. Join the Next Adventure with Outdoor Skills And Thrills!

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