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PO Box 6275
Bozeman, MT 59771

(406) 595-1784

Bozeman Ice Climbing Festival
Hyalite Canyon, Montana

Waitlist Clinics

Waitlist - "Leaving the Nest" presented by Camp/Cassin

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Waitlist - "Leaving the Nest" presented by Camp/Cassin


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 with a short theory session followed by an intensive field session where we work on the implementation of the skills, strategies and tactics that are most useful for you. A comprehensive curriculum and gear list will be provided in advance.

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

Thursday, December 6
Friday, December 7
Sunday December 9

All three dates, featuring Nate Smith, representing Camp/Cassin & Jeff Shapiro representing Camp & RAB.

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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 6
Friday, December 7
Sunday, December 9

Skill Level

Must have some ice climbing experience with a solid foundation in climbing knots, belay and anchor systems. Fitness for approaches up to an hour, climbing with a pack.

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.