This is a continuation of our basic mountaineering course featuring a review of basic mountaineering techniques before moving on to advanced instruction on protection placement, route finding (using map, compass, altimeter, GPS), alpine rock climbing, ice/snow climbing, crampon use, snow and ice hardware, protection systems, and multi-pitch climbing. You will then test your skills on a 4th/5th class route on one/or two of the 14,000 ft. peaks of the Palisade group. Peak climbs include: Mt. Sill (14,153 ft.), North Palisade (14,242 ft.), Thunderbolt Peak(14,003 ft.), Polemonium Peak (14,080 ft.) or others depending on group skills.
* July: 13-17/ 15-19
* August: 17-21 / 15-19
* September: 5-9/ 1-5
* October: 2-6/3-7
- Location: Sierra Nevada, Palisades
- Guide to client ratio: 1:2
- Experience level: intermediate to advanced previous basic mountaineering experience needed. Or our basic mountaineering course.
Airfare is not included in the tour price.
*Note: Additional dates maybe available by arrangement with 3 or more.
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