I'd like to give it a try. How can I get started?
It's strongly recommended that you take a course, or at least be accompanied by a very good mentor. Since any fall is dangerous, you can't improvise yourself as a climber.
You also have to work on a brittle surface, so you need to develop good reflexes.
In our courses, we learn how to handle the rope, how to position yourself to avoid injury, how to abseil and how to belay your partner. Safety is extremely important.
What equipment do I need?
Climbing equipment, including boots and ice axes, is provided during the course.
The climber must wear very warm clothing, such as a down jacket and padded pants. Ice climbing is one of the winter sports where you stay static the longest. We alternate between intense climbing and the motionless belaying of our partner. So it's crucial to have several layers to remove or add as needed.
Why choose this sport?
One you are self-sufficient, ice climbing allows you to discover the land in a different light, revealing hidden treasures.
You can climb on tiny frozen nets in the backcountry, or big walls in the city. Every outing is an adventure in itself!
Introductory courses, lasting 5 h 30, will be offered twice this winter.
To reserve your place, visit RikiBloc.com