Redstone Festival Ice Climbing Clinics

  • Join the Intro to Ice Climbing Clinic on Saturday, February 7 from 8:30 am - 3 pm and learn the basics of ice climbing, the tools used to climb and the fun of it all! 

    Already an ice climber? Join the Advanced Ice Climbing Clinic on Sunday, February 8 from 8:30 am - 3 pm and learn advanced climbing techniques on ice and mixed ice routes.

    All clinics offer a low student/guide ratio. 


  • Duration: Day Tour -  Approx 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

    Location: Meet at the Ice Tower in Redstone at 8:30 am the day of the clinic. The vendors will help outfit you with the necessary gear.

    Maximum Guide Ratio:  4:1 

    Fitness Level: All tours are custom and suited for your physical ability and needs.

    Includes: AMGA trained/certified guide, use of all technical ice climbing equipment

    Not included: lunch/snack food, guide gratuity.

  • Prep- Meet at the Ice Tower in Redstone at 8:30 am the day of the clinic.

    You will be provided with all the technical ice climbing equipment necessary(boots, crampons, harness, helmet).

    The Day - Meet your guide Ice Tower in Redstone at 8:30 am the day of the clinic. You will climb frozen waterfall ice. (lunch/snacks are not included)



      • Socks: Wool or synthetic ski socks
      • Base layers: Synthetic, wool or silk bottom, underwear and top
      • Mid Layer: Synthetic or wool zip shirt
      • Hard Shell or Softshell pants: A pair with side vents are best. 
      • Insulated vest or jacket: down or synthetic. 
      • Hard or Soft shell jacket: waterproof and breathable, no or little insulation. 
      • Gloves: a pair of heavy gloves and a pair of medium weight gloves
      • Hats: one with brim, one for warmth
      • Neck Gaiter or Balaclava: optional, but nice to have
      • Helmet (recommended)
      • Sunglasses
      • Goggles 


      • Water bottle
      • Small thermos: (Optional)
      • Sunscreen and lip balm: water/sweat-proof
      • Headlamp
      • Toiletries, Personal first-aid kit: for your personal meds/needs
      • Camera or Smartphone
      • Lunch/Snack food 
    • Participants will travel through the winter backcountry for field days on skis, splitboard with skins, or snowshoes. Come dressed appropriately with warm layers for moderate physical exertion in cool and wintry weather. 


      It is suggested that you maintain a good level of physical fitness. Maintain and build heart and lung endurance with cardiovascular activities such as swimming, cycling, running and hiking. Hike up hill, up stairs or do squats to prepare your legs for mountain travel.


      Follow a day of ice climbing with another day of ice climbing.


      Booking/Cancellation policy: AE requires a full credit card or cash/check payment to hold your reservation. Cancellations made within 7 days of a scheduled course will be charged full price. Travel Guard insurance is available via website.

      Risk Management

      Please note: AEW's number one priority is your safety. Many conditions affect our guides' decisions in the mountains, including client fitness and comfort, weather conditions and route conditions. There are inherent hazards in mountain travel such as inclement weather, avalanches, rock fall, ice fall that our guides manage yet cannot eliminate. The combination of our guides' formal training and wealth of experience assures that their sound decision create an enjoyable and safe mountain experience. Aspen Expeditions reserves the right to turn around or change routes without refunds or credits under any conditions. 

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