Ice, ice, baby. Defy frigid temperatures and learn to make the most of the short ice climbing season.
Mixed climbing is a hybrid of ice and rock climbing. Climbers use ice tools and crampons to climb sections of a route that aren't covered with ice.
Ice climbing takes place anywhere there are frozen waterfalls or steep ribbons of ice. Ice climbs include anything from thick pillars to smooth, thinly glassed rock faces.
Leashless tools can be more efficient, less awkward, and allow moves that are difficult if you have wrist loops connecting your hands to your ice tools.
Crampons are designed to help you walk over steep snowfields or let you climb up frozen waterfalls.