Boy Scout Troop 194
Ice Climbing at Camp Alexander
During our 17-19 January winter camping trip to Camp Alexander, Scouts (and Scouters) who are 13 years-old and older may particpate in Ice Climbing. Slots are limited, so please sign up early if you are intersted.
IMPORTANT NOTE: There is a seperate sign-up for the camping trip, this is only for ice climbing.
The focus is on learning the fundamental concepts and techniques of ice climbing and building a solid foundation for further development. Basic climbing skills will be introduced and general climbing etiquette. Specific ice climbing techniques will be taught and explored while using a top rope set up. The climbs can be used for the requirements for the Climbing Merit Badge.
Personal Gear List (BRING THESE ITEMS)
Waterproof pants and jacket for winter conditions. Please be aware the crampons are sharp and may cut your pants if your not careful.
Gloves. Tight fitting so that you can grip the Technical Ice Axe as you climb. Waterproof gloves work the best and you may need to bring two sets.
Sunglasses or ski goggles. Depending on weather conditions goggles may be necessary to stay warm and continue climbing.
Wool or Fleece hat. To wear under the helmet to stay warm as you climb. Along with any other winter clothing to stay warm.Date: 01/18/2020 (Sat.) Time: 9:00am - 11:00am MST Location: Camp Alexander