Alpine Training on Petit Bleu
  • Duration 6-7 Hours
  • Technical Climbing

The perfect way to get exposure to the skills and terrain needed to climb technical peaks

Our Alpine Training day is a perfect way to get some exposure to the skills and terrain needed to climb one of our technical 14,000 ft peaks. You will experience climbing on moderate alpine rock with exposure, and use different rope work techniques that are appropriate for 3rd to easy 5th class terrain. In late Spring and early Summer, the peaks are best climbed with crampons and axes. We can instruct crampon technique, self-arrest skills, snow protection and anchor techniques typically from mid April to early June.

Typical objectives for an Alpine Training day may include climbing 13,000′ Petite Bleu – a beautiful granite buttress that sits above Lincoln Lake high on Independence Pass; the Geissler Peaks – 13,000′ summits easily accessed from the top of Independence Pass; or snow skills training off of Independence Peak.

Trip Details


6-7 Hours


All levels

Maximum Guide Ratio



  • AMGA and AE trained/certified mountain guide 
  • All technical equipment (helmet, harness, climbing equipment, ropes, packs, etc.)

Not Included

  • Lunch/snack food & water
  • Guide gratuity

Trip Itinerary

Your guide will contact you the day before at the phone number you give us to discuss an appropriate plan for you and to confirm a meeting place and start time. You will go over the necessary gear to pack and meal planning.

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