Ouray Ice Festival Clinics

2018 Ouray Ice Festival Clinics  –

Online Registration is Now OPEN!

About the Ice Fest Clinics

The online registration and sale begins at 0800 on Thursday November 16, 2017. The clinics are very popular and fill up quickly so mark your calendars and make sure to register early!

  • If you are not seeing the “Book This Clinic” link, you may need to refresh your browser and/or clear your cache for the page to update. You can also try using an “Incognito” or “Private” Window to complete the transaction.  
  • If the “Book this Clinic” link still appears then there is at least 1 spot left on that clinic or seminar  
  • Questions or problems? Call 800-642-5389. If that line is busy leave a message or call 970-946-3973. You can also send an email to icefestclinics@mtnguide.net.
  • OIP Membership Discount ($10 off clinics/seminars) is on the climber’s honor code! Not a member?? Click here to purchase your Ouray Ice Park Membership today!
  • A short description of each clinic/seminar and relative difficulty level will expand by clicking on the clinic title in the schedule. No matter what your ability level you are certain to learn valuable info in each program!

San Juan Mountain Guides is the Official Concessionaire of the Ouray Ice Park, and each year in collaboration with the Ouray Ice Park Inc., organizes over 80 unique, informative, cutting-edge ice and mixed climbing clinics and seminars. Each clinic/seminar is taught by a mixture of professional athletes and guides – each of whom represent the very best in knowledge and instruction about the clinics we have scheduled them to teach. The clinics are provided and sponsored by vendors such as Black Diamond, Outdoor Research, La Sportiva, The North Face, Patagonia, Mammut, Scarpa, Gore-Tex, and many many more.

How to Shop and Register for the Clinics

  • Use the tabs above to navigate and view the clinics and seminars that are offered on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday during the Ice Fest.

1 Cart Method

Click “Book this Clinic” where indicated and it will add that product to your cart. Go through each day and add the clinics or seminars you want to attend, then when you are done click on “View Cart” and go through the registration process. You will have the option to register multiple attendees when you register for the clinics.

Please do not hesitate to call us at 800.642.5389 or email us at icefestclinics@mtnguide.net with any questions!

Ice Festival Clinics Information

  • The 2018 Festival Clinics will be held January 18, 19, 20, & 21, 2018.
  • Clinic Schedules are available by navigating the tabs on this page, i.e. the “Fri. AM” tab corresponds to all the clinics that are available for registration on that day – Friday Morning, and so on and so forth for Saturday and Sunday.
  • Online Clinic Registration will begin at 0800 MST on Thursday November 16, 2017.
  • All registrations must be done online on this website using the secure registration process. Simply shop which clinics you would like to buy, click the “Book This Clinic” button, follow the prompts, submit your payment and you are registered. Registrations are non-refundable and subject to availability. Once a clinic or seminar fills with the max number of participants it will be sold out but you will have the option to add yourself to the wait list.

Please contact the Clinic Manager at icefestclinics@mtnguide.net with any questions.

Ouray Ice Park

Essential Info

  • If you are a Ouray Ice Park Individual Member for the 2017/2018 Season, you will receive $10 off each clinic or seminar.  There will be two prices to choose from during the check out process. Ice Park Members should choose the “OIP Member” price. All others should select the Non-OIP Members Price.  Selection of the OIP Members Price is on the climber’s honor code system!! 
  • Not a member?? Click here to purchase your Ouray Ice Park Membership today!

  • You will register and pay online, then receive a confirmation via email shortly afterwards. This means you registered for the clinics listed in that email. If you need to make changes to your registration, please contact us at icefestclinics@mtnguide.net and provide your order confirmation number.
  • In your confirmation email there will be a prompt to fill out our Acknowledgement of Risks and Liability Waiver Online. This must be done prior to the start of the Ouray Ice Festival or your space in the clinics will not be confirmed!!
  • There will be an additional Final Clinic Information email sent out to all clinic participants one week prior to the start of the Ice Fest on January 12, 2017.
  • Please note that there are NO REFUNDS for Ouray Ice Festival Clinics. If you need to cancel your clinic registration, please notify us by email. If we are able to fill your spot, a voucher towards a future trip with SJMG (less a 20% re-booking fee) will be issued.

Clinic & Seminar Descriptions

Clinics are 2.5 hours long. There will be between 6-8 participants in each climbing clinic. Up to 10 in non-climbing clinics. These will be instructed by one Sponsor Athlete per clinic.

Seminars are 5.5 hours long. There will be 8 participants in each seminar. Seminars will be instructed by one Sponsor Athlete, there will also be a SJMG Guide assigned to each Seminar.

Clinics are $59, Seminars are $119.  Backcountry Full Day Seminars are $189.  Ouray Ice Park Members will receive $10 off each clinic or seminar they register for.

Clinics will be held in the Schoolroom, Trestle, Kids Wall, Popsicle, Fingers, and Scottish Gullies areas. Seminars will be in South Park and the Sh!thouse Wall areas. All of these areas will be closed to the public and competitors all day Friday and Saturday, and until 12pm on Sunday.

At the Ice Fest:

Make sure you have all your gear together at least 15 minutes before the start of your clinic.To get a Festival gear card to demo gear from sponsors, go to the Festival Information Booth with your Driver’s License and Credit Card. Once you have your Gear Card, go to the different Sponsors to demo all of the required gear. We recommend you bring your own gear as well if you have it, especially harness and helmet.

Once you have all your gear together, go to the appropriate clinic sponsor tent. I.e. if you registered for Clinic #3 Intermediate Ice. La Sportiva. Will Mayo. FRI 0900 – Go To the La Sportiva tent at 0845 with your gear, ready to sign a release form and head out.

REQUIRED PARTICIPANT EQUIPMENT LIST (for climbing, anchor, and other on-rope clinics)

UIAA Certified Climbing Helmet
UIAA Certified Climbing Harness
2 Ice Tools
Crampons
Ice Climbing Boots
Belay Device and locking Carabiner

I wanted to let you let you know about our recent trip to Ouray. We have used San Juan Mountain Guides every year since 2001 for our ice climbing about at the Ice Park and in the surrounding backcountry areas. This was our first year at the Ice Festival and what a great time it was! We know that every year SJMG will teach us and test us on the best climbs in the area. Thank you and your staff for everything and we look forward to seeing you guys next January. – G. Brauer. Ice Fest 2011

January 19, 2018 – AM Half Day Clinics

Below is a list of the half-day clinics that are available at the Ouray Ice Festival on Friday morning January 19, 2018. Click on the Clinic Title to view a short description of each clinic’s topic and relative difficulty level.

Clinic # Day Time Sponsor Athlete  
Registration
1
Fri
0900-1130
Kitty Calhoun

Intermediate Ice

2
Fri
0900-1130
Aaron Mulkey 

Steep Ice

3
Fri
0900-1130
Alan Rousseau

Intermediate Ice

4
Fri
0900-1130
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Chad Jukes

Novice Ice

5
Fri
0900-1130
Shingo Ohkawa

Intro to Ice

6
Fri
0900-1130
Sam Magro

Intermediate Ice

7
Fri
0900-1130
Andres Marin

Steep Ice Techniques

8
Fri
0900-1130
Raphael Slawinski

Moderate Mixed

9
Fri
0900-1130
 
Conrad Anker

Intro to Ice Leading

10
Fri
0900-1130
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Scott Bennett

Intro to Ice

11
Fri
0900-1130
Dawn Glanc

Intro to Ice

12
Fri
0900-1130
Anna Pfaff

Intro to Ice for Women

13
Fri
0900-1130
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Ryan Vachon

Advanced Ice

14
Fri
0900-1130
Jewel Lund

Intro to Ice

15
Fri
0900-1130
Sarah Hueniken

Intro to Mixed Climbing

16
Fri
0900-1130
Dale Remsberg

Intermediate Ice – Footwork Fundamentals

17
Fri
0900-1130
Katie Bono

Novice Ice – Focus on Your Footwork

January 19, 2018 – PM Half Day Clinics

Below is a list of the half-day clinics that are available at the Ouray Ice Festival on Friday afternoon January 19, 2018. Click on the Clinic Title to view a short description of each clinic’s topic and relative difficulty level.

Clinic # Day Time Sponsor Athlete
Registration
18
Fri
1230-1500
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Jesse Huey

Intermediate Ice-Focus on your Footwork

 
19
Fri
1230-1500
Kitty Calhoun

Women’s Specific – Focus on Your Footwork

Clinic FULL
20
Fri
1230-1500
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Ryan Vachon

Steep Ice Techniques


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21
Fri
1230-1500
Shingo Ohkawa

Novice Ice – Focus on Your Footwork

Clinic FULL
22
Fri
1230-1500
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Aaron Mulkey

Skills for the Ice Leader


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23
Fri
1230-1500
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Katie Bono

Intermediate Ice


Clinic FULL
24
Fri
1230-1500
Rudi Hauser

Hard Ice


Clinic FULL
25
Fri
1230-1500
Andres Marin

Moderate Mixed

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26
Fri
1230-1500
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Fabrizio Zangrilli

Novice Ice


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27
Fri
1230-1500
Margo Talbot

Intro to Ice for Women

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28
Fri
1230-1500
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Intro to Ice

Clinic FULL
29
Fri
1230-1500
Raphael Slawinski

Novice Ice

30
Fri
1230-1500
Conrad Anker

Advanced Ice

31
Fri
1230-1500
Patrick Ormond

Belays & Transitions for Multi-Pitch Ice

32
Fri
1230-1500
Alan Rousseau

Anchors

33
Fri
1230-1500
Vince Anderson

Intermediate Ice

 34 Fri  1230-1500 bluewater.ropes.logo Dawn Glanc

Intro to Mixed Climbing

Clinic FULL
35 Fri 1230-1500 sterling_rope_logo_02  Dale Remsberg

Intro to Ice Leading

36 Fri  1230-1500 bluewater.ropes.logo Chad Jukes

Adaptive Ice Climbing – Paradox Sports

January 20, 2018 – AM Half Day Clinics

Below is a list of the half-day clinics that are available at the Ouray Ice Festival on Saturday morning January 20, 2018. Click on the Clinic Title to view a short description of each clinic’s topic and relative difficulty level.

Clinic # Day Time Sponsor Athlete
Registration
37
Sat.
0900-1130
Paul McSorley

Intermediate Ice

38
Sat.
0900-1130
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Janette
Heung

Using your Hips for Max Balance and Security on Ice

Clinic FULL
39
Sat.
0900-1130
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Elaina Arenz

Women’s Specific – Focus on Your Footwork


Clinic FULL
40
Sat.
0900-1130
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Karsten Delap

Novice Ice

Clinic FULL
41
Sat.
0900-1130
Raphael Slawinski

Advanced Ice


Clinic FULL
42
Sat.
0900-1130
 Jess Roskelley

Intermediate Ice


Clinic FULL
43
Sat.
0900-1130
Dale Remsberg

Steep Ice Techniques


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44
Sat.
0900-1130
Heidi Wirtz

Intro to Ice Leading


Clinic FULL
45
Sat.
0900-1130
Karen Bockel

Novice Ice – Women’s Specific


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46
Sat.
0900-1130
Sam Magro

Moderate Mixed


Clinic FULL
47
Sat.
0900-1130
Margo Talbot

Intro to Ice Leading


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48
Sat.
0900-1130
Jesse Huey

Skills for the Ice Leader

Clinic FULL
49
Sat.
0900-1130
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Chad Jukes

Novice Ice


Clinic FULL
50
Sat.
0900-1030
Kitty Calhoun

Ice Screw Placements & Anchors


Clinic FULL
51
Sat.
0900-1130
Doug Shepherd

Belays & Transitions for Multi-Pitch Ice


January 20, 2018 – PM Half Day Clinics

Below is a list of the half-day clinics that are available at the Ouray Ice Festival on Saturday afternoon January 20, 2018. Click on the Clinic Title to view a short description of each clinic’s topic and relative difficulty level.

Clinic # Day Time Sponsor Athlete
Registration
52
Sat.
1230-1500
Heidi Wirtz

Ice Screw Placements & Anchors


Clinic FULL
53
Sat.
1230-1500
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Marcus Garcia

Intermediate Ice


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54
Sat.
1230-1500
Karen Bockel

Women’s Movement Skills – Balance & Efficiency


Clinic FULL
55
Sat.
1230-1500
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Ari Novak

Leashless Climbing for Tool Techniques


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56
Sat.
1230-1500
Margo Talbot

Intermediate Ice


Clinic FULL
57
Sat.
1230-1500
Doug Sheperd

Advanced Ice


Clinic FULL
58
Sat.
1230-1500
Dale Remsberg

Leading Steep Ice


Clinic FULL
59
Sat.
1230-1500
Kitty Calhoun

Moderate Mixed for Women


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60
Sat.
1230-1500
Carlos Buhler

Intro to Ice Leading


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61
Sat.
1230-1500
Graham Zimmerman

Advanced Ice

Clinic FULL
62
Sat.
1230-1500
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Novice Ice

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63
Sat.
1230-1500
Alan Rousseau

Novice Ice – Focus on Your Footwork

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64
Sat
1230-1500
Karsten Delap

Belays & Transitions for Multi-Pitch Ice

 65  Sat  1230-1500 bluewater.ropes.logo  Chad Jukes  

Adaptive Ice Climbing – Paradox Sports

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January 21, 2018 – AM Half Day Clinics

Below is a list of the half-day clinics that are available at the Ouray Ice Festival on Sunday morning January 21, 2018. Click on the Clinic Title to view a short description of each clinic’s topic and relative difficulty level.

Clinic # Day Time Sponsor Athlete
Registration
66
Sun
0900-1130
Heidi Wirtz

Intermediate Ice

67
Sun
0900-1130
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Jeff Witt

Intermediate Ice – Moving with Efficiency


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68
Sun
0900-1130
Aaron Mulkey

Intermediate Ice – Footwork Fundamentals


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69
Sun
0900-1130
Andres Marin

Novice Ice

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70
Sun
0900-1130
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Chad Jukes

Intro to Ice Climbing


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71
Sun
0900-1130
Carlos Buhler

Intermediate Ice


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72
Sun
0900-1130
Jim Shimberg

Steep Ice Techniques


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73
Sun
0900-1130
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Leashless Climbing for Tool Techniques


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74
Sun
0900-1130
Kitty Calhoun

Rescue Clinic: The Second


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75
Sun
0900-1130
Marcus Garcia

Intermediate Mixed Climbing


Clinic FULL
76
Sun
0900-1130
Vince Anderson

Intro to Mixed Climbing


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77
Sun
0900-1130
Karen Bockel

Intro to Ice Climbing – Women’s Specific

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78
Sun
0900-1130
Patrick Ormond

Steep Ice Techniques


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79
Sun
0900-1130
Katie Bono

Intro to Mixed Climbing


Clinic FULL
80
Sun
0900-1130
Alan Rousseau

Intermediate Ice


81
Sun
0900-1130
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Jayson Simons-Jones

Belays & Transitions for Multi-Pitch Ice


82
Sun
0900-1130
Sarah Hueniken

Skills for the Ice Leader


83
Sun
0900-1130
Graham Zimmerman

Advanced Ice


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84
Sun
0900-1130
Anna Pfaff

Novice Ice


85
Sun
0900-1130
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Karsten Delap

Learn to Lead Ice


 

January 19 & 20, 2018 Full Day Seminars

Below is a list of the Full-Day Seminars that are available during the Ouray Ice Festival on Friday January 19, 2018 and Saturday January 20, 2018. Click on the Seminar Title to view a short description of each seminar’s topic and relative difficulty level.

Friday January 19 – Full Day Seminars

Seminar # Day Time Sponsor Athlete    
Registration
A
Fri
0930-1500
Marcus Garcia

Intermediate Ice


B
Fri
0930-1500
Carlos Buhler

Novice Ice


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C
Fri
0930-1500
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Jayson Simons-Jones

Intermediate Ice


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D
Fri
0930-1500
Doug Shepherd

Learn to Lead Ice


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E
Fri
0930-1500
Angela Hawse

Learn to Lead Ice: Women’s Specific

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F
Fri
0800-1500
Karsten Delap

Backcountry Ice Climbing – Skylight Area



G
Fri
0800-1500
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Nate Smith
Backcountry Ice Climbing – Ouray Area
H
Fri
0930-1500
Dave Weber
Self-Rescue Skills Clinic
I
Fri
0930-1500
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Jeff Witt

Intro to Ice Climbing

 

Saturday January 20 – Full Day Seminars

 

Seminar # Day Time Sponsor Athlete   
Registration
J
Sat
0930-1500
Patrick Ormond

Intro to Ice Climbing


K
Sat
0930-1500
Elias de Andres Martos

Novice Ice


L
Sat
0930-1500
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Jim Shimberg

Intermediate Ice


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M
Sat
0930-1500
Jewell Lund

Learn to Lead Ice


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N
Sat
0800-1500
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Fabrizio Zangrilli

Backcountry Ice Climbing – Skylight Area


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O
Sat
0800-1500
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Jeff Witt
 

Backcountry Ice Climbing – Ouray Area


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P
Sat
0930-1500
Shingo Ohkawa

Intermediate Ice


Q
Sat & Sun
0930-1500
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Nate Smith

Fast n’Light Alpinism

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Thursday January 18, 2018 – Full Day Seminars

If you are coming to the Ouray area early for the Ouray Ice Festival and would like to get some instruction and guiding from one of our AMGA or IFMGA Certified Guides this is an excellent opportunity to do so in a less crowded setting before the real deal begins on Friday!

Special Note: Guided Ascents in Silverton are $289 pp with a 2:1 max ratio. Guided Ascents in Ouray on this day are $229 pp with a 3:1 max ratio

Seminar # Day Time Sponsor Athlete    
Registration
T1
Thr
0730-1530
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Nik Mirashemi

Guided Ascent: Whorehouse Ice Hose


T2
Thr
0730-1530
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Sheldon Kerr

Guided Ascent: Skylight Area


Clinic FULL
T3
Thr
0730-1530
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Micah Lewkowitz

Perfecting Ice Movement Skills


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T4
Thr
0730-1530
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Chad Peele

Introduction to Ice Climbing


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T5
Thr
0730-1530
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Marcus Garcia

Intro to Mixed Climbing


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T6
Thr
0730-1530
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Clint
Cook 

Learn to Lead Ice


T7
Thr
 0730-1530  sjmg-ice-fest  Patrick Ormond

Guided Ascent: Stairway to Heaven

T8
Thr
 0730-1530  sjmg-ice-fest  Steve Johnson

Intermediate Ice Climbing

 

 

 

 

 

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