Ice Climbing Private in Tahoe

Climbing ice in Tahoe is a rewarding experience. Ice climbing is an ephemeral medium and Tahoe's ice epitomizes that. Climbing on Donner Summit or Cold Stream Canyon will provide some great experience on a variety of ice and sometimes mixed terrain.
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We'll show yoy the best ice in North Lake Tahoe

  • Objectives - This is a private day geared to fun movement on ice and in alpine-style terrain. Routes are typically a mix of snow approach, ice and mixed climbing. Venues depend on the current conditions, but we offer climbing in both Donner Summit and Cold Stream Canyon areas. We can also help you build ice climbing skills.

  • Skills Covered Can Include:
    • Knots
    • Ice Anchors
    • Multipitch Efficiency
    • Rappelling and Lowering
    • Belaying
    • Ice Movement
    • Descent Choices: rappelling vs walking off.

This program is a private and flexible program based on the objectives of you and your team. We’ll build the itinerary based on what you’re looking for and we’ll pick a start time based on your schedule and current weather. Below is an example itinerary:

  • 7:00-8:00am - Meet your Guide & Review the Plan for the Day. - Your guide will discuss the weather, climbing skills you’ll cover and the route options for your objectives. After a quick gear check, the team will approach the climb and begin.

  • 8:30am - Begin Skills & Climbing - We will pick and change venues based on the objectives for the day and which zones offer the best climbing and settings for skills.

  • 12:00pm - Lunch Break

  • 4:00pm - Course Ends - We will circle back to the original objectives for the day and make sure that we answer any remaining questions. We’ll close with a recap on what we learned and what’s next for you and your team.

Here are the skills and fitness you'll need for your course:

  • This is a program for all levels! - We can take any level of climber, from never climbed outside to 5.10 trad leaders. You let your guide know what you are looking for and we’ll set up a great day of climbing and skills for you and your team.

  • Basic Fitness - Able to spend an active day outside, climbing

  • Rock Climbing Gear - Come prepared with your own gear or rent from us
Shop Recommended Gear OR Visit our Rentals Page

Here's what's included with your course:

  • Experienced AMGA Trained Guide
  • Ropes and Gear for training
  • Group Safety Gear - your guide will be equipped with a first aid kit
  • Wag bags for human waste disposal - in with compliance 'Leave No Trace' principles
Not Included
  • Climbing Harness
  • Climbing Shoes
  • Climbing Helmet
  • Guide Gratuities

Ice Climbing Gear

  • Helmet, UIAA/CE approved for climbing
  • Harness with belay loop
  • Climbing Boots
  • Crampons
  • Ice Tools
  • Layers for cold weather - Large Puffy is Mandatory!
  • Non-locking Carabiners, 5 carabiners
  • Locking Carabiners, 5 carabiners
  • Belay Device
  • 1 Prusik loop
  • Double Length Sewn Runner


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SKILL LEVELBeginner Intermediate Advanced
ELEVATION7,000-8,000'
LocationTruckee, CA

Price $550.00
Private Programs
Duration: 1 Day
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Private Programs

Blackbird Mountain Guides offers both scheduled group programs and private programs.

Private programs are simply above and beyond what Blackbird Mountain Guides currently has scheduled. Scheduled courses are not always less expensive. Before booking a trip with Blackbird Mountain Guides, clients are encouraged to review the differences between these types of programs, and to decide what works best for them.

SCHEDULED PROGRAMS

Scheduled Programs have fixed dates, itineraries, objectives, curriculum, and costs. They typically appeal to solo individuals or small groups or who are looking to share the cost of their program with a larger group. Correspondingly, scheduled programs are less expensive for smaller groups (1-2), and they provide the opportunity to meet others with similar interests. If you have a large group (3+), Scheduled programs will often be more expensive. They can fill up quickly, and scheduling flexibility is obviously limited.

Scheduled programs will have advertised dates. All scheduled programs can be run as private programs with private dates/rates as well.

PRIVATE PROGRAMS

Private programs have scheduling freedom. They typically appeal to those who would like some flexibility in planning their own trip or course. In this regard, Itineraries and objectives can be tailored to suit current conditions as well as client goals. Private programs are normally less expensive for larger groups (3+). If you have a small group (1-2) private programs will be more expensive.

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This program is a private and flexible program based on the objectives of you and your team.  We’ll build the itinerary based on what you’re looking for and we’ll pick a start time based on your schedule and current weather.  Below is an example itinerary: 

8:00 am  Meet your guide and review the plan for the day. Your guide will discuss the weather, climbing skills you’ll cover and the route options for your objectives.  After a quick gear check, the team will approach the climb and begin.

8:30 am  Begin skills and climbing.  We will pick and change venues based on the objectives for the day and which zones offer the best climbing and settings for skills.

12:00 pm Lunch Break. 

4:00 pm  We will circle back to the original objectives for the day and make sure that we answer any remaining questions.  We’ll close with a recap on what we learned and what’s next for you and your team.

We'll show yoy the best ice in North Lake Tahoe

  • Objectives - This is a private day geared to fun movement on ice and in alpine-style terrain. Routes are typically a mix of snow approach, ice and mixed climbing. Venues depend on the current conditions, but we offer climbing in both Donner Summit and Cold Stream Canyon areas. We can also help you build ice climbing skills.

  • Skills Covered Can Include:
    • Knots
    • Ice Anchors
    • Multipitch Efficiency
    • Rappelling and Lowering
    • Belaying
    • Ice Movement
    • Descent Choices: rappelling vs walking off.

This program is a private and flexible program based on the objectives of you and your team. We’ll build the itinerary based on what you’re looking for and we’ll pick a start time based on your schedule and current weather. Below is an example itinerary:

  • 7:00-8:00am - Meet your Guide & Review the Plan for the Day. - Your guide will discuss the weather, climbing skills you’ll cover and the route options for your objectives. After a quick gear check, the team will approach the climb and begin.

  • 8:30am - Begin Skills & Climbing - We will pick and change venues based on the objectives for the day and which zones offer the best climbing and settings for skills.

  • 12:00pm - Lunch Break

  • 4:00pm - Course Ends - We will circle back to the original objectives for the day and make sure that we answer any remaining questions. We’ll close with a recap on what we learned and what’s next for you and your team.

Here are the skills and fitness you'll need for your course:

  • This is a program for all levels! - We can take any level of climber, from never climbed outside to 5.10 trad leaders. You let your guide know what you are looking for and we’ll set up a great day of climbing and skills for you and your team.

  • Basic Fitness - Able to spend an active day outside, climbing

  • Rock Climbing Gear - Come prepared with your own gear or rent from us
Shop Recommended Gear OR Visit our Rentals Page

Here's what's included with your course:

  • Experienced AMGA Trained Guide
  • Ropes and Gear for training
  • Group Safety Gear - your guide will be equipped with a first aid kit
  • Wag bags for human waste disposal - in with compliance 'Leave No Trace' principles
Not Included
  • Climbing Harness
  • Climbing Shoes
  • Climbing Helmet
  • Guide Gratuities

Ice Climbing Gear

  • Helmet, UIAA/CE approved for climbing
  • Harness with belay loop
  • Climbing Boots
  • Crampons
  • Ice Tools
  • Layers for cold weather - Large Puffy is Mandatory!
  • Non-locking Carabiners, 5 carabiners
  • Locking Carabiners, 5 carabiners
  • Belay Device
  • 1 Prusik loop
  • Double Length Sewn Runner

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