Cornell Tree Climbing Institute

Ice Climbing & Mountaineering - Adirondacks

Ice Climbing & Mountaineering - Adirondacks

(TO SIGN UP email, as the student center is generating errors.) Join us as we tiptoe up frozen waterfalls and climb to the top of snowy peaks in the beautiful setting of the Adirondacks. Come learn the fundamentals of this incredibly unique form of climbing while enjoying the beauty of a Northeastern winter. Emphasis is on front pointing and belayed technical climbing - techniques best suited to the steep water ice typically found in the Northeast. Montaineering portions covers techniques needed to climb a peak in the Adirondacks, including use of snow shoes, crampons and ice ax. Covers equipment, German technique (front pointing), tool selection and placement, and winter safety and comfort. Attendace Policy: All classes mandatory.

Course Schedule

Date Time Activity
Mon Feb 10 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm Class
Wed Feb 12 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Class
Fri Feb 14 - Tue Feb 18 5:00 pm - 3:00 pm Trip

The Essentials

Prerequisites: Basic rock climbing or equivalent experience.
Course Fee:
$385.00 (students)
$425.00 (CU faculty/staff)
$480.00 (community)
Interested in Financial Assistance? Download an application and see if you qualify.
Drop Deadline:
Friday, January 24, 2014
PE Credit
Available for PE credit.
P ED 1654 (ID #9866)
Course Coordinator
Rob Cook
(607) 254-8255

First Class:
Attendance at first class is required. Bring completed medical forms and health insurance information.

Equipment Needed: