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How to begin

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kevinhansen · · Albion Idaho · Joined Apr 2008 · Points: 130

I started my ice journey back in 2002 and haven't found anything better tan ice.
Too bad I can't live in an area where we get more months of ice.
Here is an article produced by Petzl that covers the basics.

George W · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Sep 2015 · Points: 8

Good post!
For me, it was a matter of reading and watching everything on the internet. Read everything Will Gadd had to say, and Mike House, too! Climb a fuck ton of ice on Top Rope, then lead well below my abilities. Climb with various other people. Good gear is important too, but that's a pretty concise summary in addition to fitness and general climbing movement.

Leading ice is not to be fucked with. You'll know when you're actually ready. Trust your gut!

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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