About Ice Climbing - Equipment

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Climbing as an outdoor activity that refers to the act of scaling or ascending either exposed rock faces of mountains or those same faces covered with ice in the winter. The climber generally ascends with safety ropes controlled by another person known as the belayer. The climbs can utilize safety attachment points for the ropes (pitons), or can be done without safety equipment (free climb). Climbing can also be done indoors on climbing “walls” which have artificial handholds built into the vertical surface.

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Posted In Ice Climbing - Equipment on Friday, December 13th 2019
Ice climbing gloves have two very distinct definitions.
Posted In Ice Climbing - Equipment on Friday, December 13th 2019
The ice axe is your best friend next to your crampons and ropes.
Posted In Ice Climbing - Equipment on Friday, December 13th 2019
Ropes are the climber
Posted In Ice Climbing - Equipment on Thursday, December 12th 2019
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Posted In Ice Climbing - Equipment on Thursday, December 12th 2019
Picks come in basically two types, B and T. They are basically CE ratings given as a rating of their relative strength, but have more to do with their thickness.
Posted In Ice Climbing - Equipment on Wednesday, December 11th 2019
The crampon is an absolutely necessary tool the ice climber needs in his repertoire to attach the ice walls and slopes he will come in contact with.
Posted In Ice Climbing - Equipment on Wednesday, December 11th 2019
While they may not make you a better climber, or get you up the wall faster or safer, leashes serve a very important role in the ice climber