Ice climbing advice

Hey guys. I’m going to an ice festival and they will have beginner training.

Their options are either Saturday or Sunday, and either morning or afternoon.

Is one of those preferable, can someone give me advice please? I honestly have no idea which day to pick.

Would it be easier if the ice is less used? Which time of day would give a better experience?

Also it says I need a harness and belay device. Is a regular rock climbing harness ok? And can I buy a belay device used?

  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >day
    why would this matter

    >ice
    it will be easier if more people have already climbed the route

    >time
    morning

    >harness
    yes

    >used
    Up to you

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Should I aim for easier used up ice or for smoother ice to get the full experience?

      Day doesn't matter, unless one day the night time temperature is 35 and another it's 20
      Morning (when it's coldest)
      Rock climbing harness is good
      >used climbing gear
      No, never.

      Day would depend because Saturday the ice might be less used.

      Unfortunately it’s a month away so it will be hard to predict the temperature. Also not sure if a less busy day would be better. But I’m not sure if Saturday or Sunday would be less busy.

      Also what kind of belay device? Do they mean like a grigri?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Also what kind of belay device? Do they mean like a grigri?

        Only belay with a munter don't let scare you into using a device

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >he uses a munter and not a super munter
          unironically NGMI down anything longer than 50’

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >thinking you can belay with a super munter
            ISHYGDDT

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              It’s literally just an extra wrap so the rope doesn’t get twisted

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >It’s literally just an extra wrap so the rope doesn’t get twisted
                Also a lot of extra friction which would not be ideal for BELAYING. If you are a fatass the extra friction also helps you use less exertion on rappels

                I HAVE THE CHOICE RN SO IM ASKING WHICH ONE bro

                WHAT IF I DIE CUZ OF THE WRONG CHOICE

                If you die at a TR festival it was your time to go

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >extra friction bad
                With the rope most likely used to teach with I see your point.
                I typically use 6mm so it’s better to have it

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >I typically use 6mm
                There is no dynamic rope that small, I hope you aren't leading on that. P.S. YGD

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >6mm
                If you don't go outside then why do you post.
                Bump to embarrass your dumb ass.

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Day doesn't matter, unless one day the night time temperature is 35 and another it's 20
    Morning (when it's coldest)
    Rock climbing harness is good
    >used climbing gear
    No, never.

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Not intending to me mean, but Jesus Christ man, how helpless are you not to check out you tube and google to answer your own questions first.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Google should i go ice climbing on the first or second day of a festival
      >Google results: scratch your ass

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If it’s at an ice climbing park it doesn’t matter, they will probably water the ice over night so it’s fresh for the next day

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Bump

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Why are you bumping a thread that’s already at the top of the catalogue?
      Are you retarded?
      This is a slow board, chill out

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I have to get the ticket fast or they’ll sell out

        Also I’m just on my thread waiting for replies I have no clue where it is on the catalogue

        >Also what kind of belay device? Do they mean like a grigri?

        Only belay with a munter don't let scare you into using a device

        >he uses a munter and not a super munter
        unironically NGMI down anything longer than 50’

        >thinking you can belay with a super munter
        ISHYGDDT

        No clue what any of that means

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >I have to get the ticket fast or they’ll sell out
          Just buy a ticket for whatever day/time you can. Never get second hand textiles, used metal goods are fine but belay devices aren't that expensive to begin with. You are going to an ice climbing festival, most the variables have been controlled, it will be fun so stop being an antsy bitch and go with the flow

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I HAVE THE CHOICE RN SO IM ASKING WHICH ONE bro

            WHAT IF I DIE CUZ OF THE WRONG CHOICE

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Then fate has chosen to forever combine your spirit with the mountain

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Is it in Colorado?

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