Basics of Ice Climbing

Basics of Ice Climbing

Ice climbing is a popular sport that is very similar to rock climbing. This activity can be dangerous, but that is part of the thrill of ice climbing. Anyone interested in trying this activity must have the proper equipment and basic knowledge of what this experience is going to be like. This exciting sport can be taught to anyone willing to learn the basics of ice climbing.

To begin with, you will need the proper tools and equipment. A traditional ice tool or leashless ice tool will help you a lot. You use the ice tool like an axe by swinging it into the ice and then use it to hold onto as you use your legs to pull yourself up. The traditional ice tool comes with a leash so that you do not drop it. Leashless versions are available for professional ice climbers. It allows them to be able to change tools easier and faster. The right ice tool will depend on the person climbing and their needs. Ice screws and rope are also important tools for climbers.

The right boots and crampons are also important when you are learning the basics of ice climbing. When you are climbing a low-angled slope, be sure and have all of your crampon points flat down. When you are climbing vertically, that is when you will need your ice tool. It is going to be very important and helpful once you learn how to use it correctly. A helmet is also important.

Black Diamond Sabretooth Crampon Ice Climbing Cleats Adjustable Size
Black Diamond Sabretooth Crampon Ice Climbing Cleats Adjustable Size
$74.99
End Date: Monday Aug-15-2016 17:14:59 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $74.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
Black Diamond Ice Axes (50cm)
Black Diamond Ice Axes (50cm)
$50.00
End Date: Thursday Jul-21-2016 13:26:09 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $100.00
Buy It Now | Bid now | Add to watch list



Black Diamond Sabretooth Crampon Ice Climbing Cleats Adjustable Size
Black Diamond Sabretooth Crampon Ice Climbing Cleats Adjustable Size
$74.99
End Date: Monday Aug-15-2016 17:14:59 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $74.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
TRANGO 60 cm HOOK ICE CLIMBING ICE AXE TOOL
TRANGO 60 cm HOOK ICE CLIMBING ICE AXE TOOL
$39.95
End Date: Thursday Jul-21-2016 14:32:44 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $39.95
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
Fritsch & Co. Ice Climbing Axe, 1950’s Zurich, Switzerland.
Fritsch & Co. Ice Climbing Axe, 1950’s Zurich, Switzerland.
$67.00 (13 Bids)
End Date: Thursday Jul-21-2016 18:47:15 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list
TRANGO 65 cm HOOK ICE CLIMBING ICE AXE TOOL
TRANGO 65 cm HOOK ICE CLIMBING ICE AXE TOOL
$39.95
End Date: Thursday Jul-21-2016 14:32:44 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $39.95
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
12-teeth Snow Ice Shoe Boot Spikes Grips Cleats Crampons Chain Anti Slip Hiking
12-teeth Snow Ice Shoe Boot Spikes Grips Cleats Crampons Chain Anti Slip Hiking
$17.99
End Date: Thursday Jul-28-2016 23:51:27 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $17.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
Chouinard Ice climbing tools
Chouinard Ice climbing tools
$200.00
End Date: Monday Jul-25-2016 19:12:15 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $200.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
Black Diamond Ice Axes (50cm)
Black Diamond Ice Axes (50cm)
$50.00
End Date: Thursday Jul-21-2016 13:26:09 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $100.00
Buy It Now | Bid now | Add to watch list
Ice Snow Anti Slip Spikes Grips Grippers Crampon Cleats For Shoes Boots Overshoe
Ice Snow Anti Slip Spikes Grips Grippers Crampon Cleats For Shoes Boots Overshoe
$7.64
End Date: Sunday Jul-24-2016 8:37:18 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $7.64
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
Petzl Quark Ice Tools Axes!!! Ice Climbing, Alpine, Mountaineering
Petzl Quark Ice Tools Axes!!! Ice Climbing, Alpine, Mountaineering
$398.85
End Date: Thursday Aug-18-2016 10:29:07 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $398.85
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
Grivel Ice Axe Courmayeur Made in Italy NICE Mountain Climbing
Grivel Ice Axe Courmayeur Made in Italy NICE Mountain Climbing
$32.99
End Date: Monday Jul-25-2016 10:49:22 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

Tags: , , , , ,

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

*