Ice Ax Mountain Clinics

Mt Shasta & Bear Valley

mt shasta ice ax clinics

Ice Ax & Crampon Clinics

$185.00  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 ax, ice ax self-belay, ice ax self-arrest (from all positions), crampons boot fit and adjustment, walking in crampons, flat-footing, French technique, German technique, using the front points, and glissading.
Dates 2022

Bear Valley Ice Ax Clinics
January – 8th – 5 Spots Left
January – 22nd – 5 Spots Left
February – 12th – OPEN
February – 26th – OPEN
March – 12th – OPEN
March – 26th – OPEN

Mt Shasta Ice Ax Clinics

April 9th – OPEN
April 16th – OPEN
April 30th – OPEN
May 7th – OPEN
May 14th – OPEN
May 21st – OPEN
May 28th – OPEN
Memorial Day
June 4th – OPEN
June 7th* – OPEN
June 11th –  OPEN
June 14th* – OPEN
June 18th – OPEN
June 21st* – OPEN
June 25th -OPEN
July 2nd – OPEN
4th of July
* midweek departure
Custom clinics available with 3 or more give us a call.

ice ax mountain clinics

Basic Mountaineering Clinic

$195.00  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 ax and crampons techniques. Come out and spend the day with our guides/instructors for a full review of “what’s new” or learning new techniques to stay safe on your climbing adventures.
 
 
Dates 2022

Bear Valley Mountain Clinics
January – 9th – OPEN
January – 23nd – OPEN
February – 13th – OPEN
February – 27th – OPEN
March – 13th – OPEN
March – 27th – OPEN

Mt Shasta Ice Ax Clinics

April 10th – OPEN
April 17th – OPEN
May 1st- OPEN
May 8th – OPEN
May 15th – OPEN
May 22st – OPEN
May 29th – OPEN
Memorial Day
June 5th – OPEN
June 8th-* – OPEN
June 12th –  OPEN
June 15th* – OPEN
June 19th – OPEN
June 22nd* – OPEN
June 25th -OPEN
July 3rd – OPEN
4th of July
* midweek departure
Custom clinics available with 3 or more give us a call.

Weekend Ice Ax Clinic

Ice Ax & Mountain Clinics

$330.00  per person / 2 day – 6-8 hrs a day

Mt Shasta & Bear Valley Locations

Combine our Ice Ax Clinic Mountain Clinics in one weekend and  SAVE $50.00.

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

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

Dates 2022

Bear Valley Mountain Clinics
January – 8-9 – OPEN
January – 22-23 – OPEN
February – 12-13 – OPEN
February – 26-27 – OPEN
March – 12-13 – OPEN
March – 26-27- OPEN

Mt Shasta Ice Ax Clinics

April 9-10 – OPEN
April 16-17 – OPEN
April 31- May 1- OPEN
May 7-8 – OPEN
May 14-15 – OPEN
May 21-22 – OPEN
May 28-29 – OPEN
Memorial Day
June 4-5 – OPEN
June 7-8* – OPEN
June 11-12-  OPEN
June 14-15* – OPEN
June 18-19 – OPEN
June 21-22* – OPEN
June 24-25 -OPEN
July 2-3 – OPEN
4th of July
* midweek departure
Custom clinics available with 3 or more give us a call.

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 Ax Clinic —
Mike – Kennesaw, Georgia

OFFICES

SWS Main Office -- We've Moved
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