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PO Box 6275
Bozeman, MT 59771

(406) 595-1784

Bozeman Ice Climbing Festival
Hyalite Canyon, Montana


ICE421: Leaving the Nest

Coming Soon

ICE421: Leaving the Nest


Presented by Camp/Cassin.

Whether you are an experienced alpinist or a beginning mountaineer, the benefits of the light & fast approach are indisputable.

  • Being lighter means using less energy with every step we take and more comfortable when we are in motion.

  • This clinic covers the most important aspects of the light & fast approach, moving in the mountains and multi-pitch climbing.

  • This is an advanced level clinic. A high level of fitness and comfort on WI4 ice is required.

Note: participants will NOT be leading. All students will be on a top rope.

Thursday, December 12
Friday, December 13
Saturday, December 14

Sunday December 15

All dates, featuring Nate Smith and Scott Bennett, representing Camp/Cassin

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Light & Fast Alpinism is a topic near and dear to us. The Light & Fast Alpinism clinic is designed to go deeper into the skills, strategies and tactics that help us distill the big mountains down to something we can climb faster and safer, ultimately allowing us to set our sights ever higher.

You can find the curriculum for the clinic below. Each clinic features the theory and head space behind Light & Fast followed by a day traveling around in the mountains finding and climbing pitches where we will be able to focus on hands-on skills and tactics.

Athletes teaching this exciting new seminar are CAMP-CASSIN athlete Nate Smith, fresh off crusher seasons in the mountains.

Topics Covered

  • The Skills

  • The Fitness

  • The Gear

  • Preparation & Planning

  • Assessing & navigating terrain

  • Moving in alpine terrain

  • Systems with ropes and gear

  • Alpine fitness

  • Gear choices


Thursday, December 12
Friday, December 13
Saturday, December 14

Sunday December 15

Skill Level

This is an advanced class requiring a high level of fitness and previous ice climbing experience.

Max Number of Participants:


Clinic Cost:

+fees - includes gear demos, admission to in-town events & films, and world-class instruction.

Cancellation & Transfer Policy:

Prior to November 20, you may have a one-time cancellation for a partial refund less a $50 deposit. After midnight on November 20, all clinic sales are final. Clinic registrations are non-transferable. That is, giving your clinic spot to a friend creates considerable challenges for our registration process so is not allowed.


Greater Genesis area may include routes on or around Scottish Cliff, G1, G2, Hangover, Greensleeves.

* Instructors, clinic locations and class size may change without notice due to conditions and weather.