Mountaineering Skills

10:00 AM  –  4:00 PM

Sprain Ridge Park Yonkers

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  • Fitness level  3: Moderate
  • Skill level  1: Beginner
  • Minimum age: 15
  • Group size: 12

The use of an ice axe and crampons is critical to anyone who wants to be able to move with comfort and safety in the mountains. This course will prepare you to deal with high summer snowfields and help develop the skills needed for the mountaineer's route at Mt. Whitney or other mountaineering adventures. We will cover skills such as self-arrest, crampon use, traveling on a rope team, negotiating 4th class terrain and placing snow protection. This course is appropriate for first time mountaineers or climbers looking to brush up on skills. Once you've completed this course join us on another occasion for a winter ascent of a classic peak.

  • Learn and practice techniques to safely climb and descend steep snow slopes
  • Learn and practice rope team setup and travel
  • Learn and practice movement through 4th class terrain

Sprain Ridge Park Yonkers

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Continue to end at light. Turn left onto Otis Drive and follow around outside of parking garage, then enter the parking lot for the REI Yonkers Store. There is a $3.00 parking fee for this lot for the day.