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PO Box 6275
Bozeman, MT 59771

(406) 595-1784

Bozeman Ice Climbing Festival
Hyalite Canyon, Montana


ICE421: Women's Only "Leaving the Nest" Clinic

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ICE421: Women's Only "Leaving the Nest" Clinic


Whether you are an experienced alpinist or a beginning mountaineer, everyone can improve their systems to be more efficient, lighter and faster. This clinic covers the most important aspects of multi-pitch climbing, moving in the mountains and plenty of climbing plus theory to work out the skills, strategies and tactics that are most useful for you.

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

Saturday December 8: Featuring Kitty Calhoun and Anne Gilbert-Chase presented by BIF Heritage Sponsor Patagonia.

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Moving well in the mountains is a topic near and dear to us. And for the first time we are offering this popular clinic in a Ws Only format. This 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.

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


Saturday, December 8

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 (except “Free Solo”), 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.