Technical Ice Climbing Guides

Lee Vining Canyon & June Lake  2 days / 1 night

Technical Ice Climbing Basic

Basic Technical Ice Climbing

$475.00  per person / 2 Days

Basic Technical Ice climbing course designed for beginning to intermediate climbers who have basic rock climbing and snow climbing skills Two days spend on the ice learning the skills needed to climb the frozen medium with the best ice climbing guides, 40 yrs experience. You will learn a full spectrum of climbing skills; instruction in proper crampon techniques, belays, stances, equipment selections, two tool placement, movement on ice, energy conservation, rope handling, and gear management. Join SWS Mountain Guides for a full introduction to the wild world of Technical Ice Climbing.

DATES 2022

December 18-19 – OPEN
December 28-29* – OPEN
Christmas Break
January 8-9 – OPEN
January 15-16 – OPEN
January 29-30 – OPEN
February 12-13 – 2 Spots Left
February 23-24*- OPEN
February 26-27 – OPEN
March 2-3* – OPEN
March 12-13 – OPEN
*midweek departure
Custom Groups & Private Dates — Give us a call 888.797.6867

Technical Ice Climbing 1

Intermediate Technical Ice Climbing

$525 per person / 2 days

Learning to Lead with your SWS Ice Climbing Guides, the course is designed for those people who are confident top rope ice climbers who want to expand on their skill set. Lead Ice Climbing Course focuses on reading ice safely and appropriately and developing good stances to place screws. From this point, the budding leader can learn to build anchors, mitigate hazards and start leading ice climbs independently. In addition, your Ice Climbing Guides will teach other skills taught in the course, including mixed anchors, mixed gear, and rappelling.

DATES 2022

December 21-22* – OPEN
December 30-31* – OPEN
Christmas Break
January 11-12* – OPEN
January 22-23 – OPEN
February 5-6 – OPEN
February 16-17* – OPEN
March 5-6 – 2 Spots Left
*midweek departure
Custom Groups & Private Dates — Give us a call 888.797.6867

Tech Ice Climbing

Advanced & Mixed Ice Climbing

$585 per person / 2 days

For the experienced ice climber or experienced rock climber who has attended our Intermediate Ice Climbing Course. Your SWS Ice Climbing Guides is a challenging and exciting advanced technical ice course with plenty of time spent on the ice. Instruction includes:

  • Advanced tool placement.
  • Protection placement.
  • Leading on-ice practice.
  • Establishing the belay on the ice.
  • Multi-pitch ice climbing.
  • Mixed tool placement.
  • Climbing techniques for unusual conditions.
  • Using mono/dual point crampon technique.
Dates 2022

Dates by Arrangement only mid-week preferred and recommended. Custom Dates Guide to Client ratio 1:2
Give us a call 888.797.6867

Still Have Questions? Give Us a Call! 1-888-797-6867

“I had a really amazing time, Kique and Matt are excellent guides”
“I learned a ton and will definitely be signing up for another trip in the future”

Basic Technical Ice Climbing – Lee Vining, CA.
Daniel – Mountain View, California

OFFICES

SWS Main Office 
210 East Lake St., Mount Shasta, California 96067

Bear Valley Office:
P.O. Box 5104
265 Bear Valley Rd, Bear Valley, California 95223

Lone Pine Office:
120 South Main St., Suite 1.5, Lone Pine, California 93545

888-797-6867
mail@swsmtns.com

SWS Bunkhouse & Apartment Lodging
212 East Lake St, Mount Shasta, California 96067