Mountain Clinics

Mt Shasta & Bear Valley

mt shasta ice ax clinics

Ice Axe & Crampon Clinics

$225.00  per person / 6-8 hrs

Mt Shasta & Bear Valley Locations
Our one-day Mt Shasta Ice Axe clinics are for anyone who wants to ascend Mt. Shasta via Avalanche Gulch but lacks the necessary technical skills. Or for climbers or hikers who want to learn about the essential tools and techniques of climbing snow. Our clinic is developed to give you the essential information you need to hike or climb over snow-covered terrain encountered while climbing the Avalanche Gulch route on Mt. Shasta. Topics include: Walking with the Ice axe, ice axe self-belay and self-arrest (from multiple positions), crampon fitting and adjustment, walking in crampons, flat-footing, French technique, German technique, using the front points, and glissading.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rope & Anchors Clinic

Rope & Anchor Clinic

$245.00  per person / 6-8 hrs

Mt Shasta & Bear Valley Locations
Perhaps the best value for climbers looking to hone their mountain skills. This one-day climbing course is designed for individuals and groups who want or need to learn additional mountaineering techniques for their adventures.  As well as add to their knowledge base for climbing steep snow slopes, the latest in belaying and rope techniques, with instruction in a variety of climbing techniques. Topics include:  Rope team travel, climbing knots, snow anchor placement, snow belays, and advanced ice axe and crampon techniques. Come out and spend the day with our guides/instructors for a full review of “what’s new” or learn new techniques to stay safe on your climbing adventures.
 
 
Weekend Ice Ax Clinic

Ice Axe / Rope & Anchor Clinic Combo

$400.00  per person / 2 days – 6-8 hrs a day

Mt Shasta & Bear Valley Locations

Combine the Ice Axe Clinic with the Rope & Anchor Clinic in one weekend!

Ice Axe Clinic Topics include: Walking with the Ice axe, ice axe self-belay, ice axe self-arrest (from multiple positions), crampon fitting and adjustment, walking in crampons, flat-footing, French technique, German technique, using the front points, and glissading.

Rope & Anchor Clinic Topics include:  Rope team travel, climbing knots, snow anchor placement, snow belays, and advanced ice axe and crampon techniques. Come out and spend the day with our guides/instructors for a full review of “what’s new” or learn new techniques to stay safe on your climbing adventures.

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

“We had a great day with Alex teaching us how to climb and self arrest properly. He definitely built our confidence and allowed us to have a safe climb yesterday. We summited in a day as we planned, beautiful mountain and great trip! Please let him know we made it, he was both professional and a lot of fun to be with. We would travel with SWS and Alex again!”

— Mt. Shasta Ice Axe Clinic —
Mike – Kennesaw, Georgia

OFFICES

SWS Main Office:
110 Alpine 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