This Saturday, Adams State Adventure Programs is providing an ice climbing trip at Wolf Creek Pass–don’t miss this awesome opportunity! If you’ve never been ice climbing before (or climbing of any sort), this is the perfect chance to try it out.
I’ve had the chance to ice climb several times now, and it is a blast! Somewhat different from traditional rock climbing, ice climbing incorporates tools such as ice axes and crampons, giving it a unique feel and rhythm; a couple friends of mine who don’t enjoy traditional rock climbing still discovered ice climbing to be super enjoyable and intuitive. Ice climbing also allows you to explore areas that are often impossible or extremely difficult to reach by other means. Earlier this winter, I climbed Zapata Falls with a good friend, and I got to see the interior of the upper canyon, a place not often visited. If you’re interested in seeing more of what ice climbing looks like, check out this video of the Ouray Ice Climbing Festival by Petzl (don’t worry, we won’t begin with anything this extreme at Wolf Creek Pass): http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x508el_ouray-ice-festival-ice-climbing-eve_sport
To sign-up for this weekend’s trip to ice climb at Wolf Creek Pass, stop by the ASAP Rental Shop in the SUB. Hurry in, though, because registration closes at 6:00pm on Thursday, March 4th!
I hope you can join us! -Ryan Sailors