Flattlander wrote:This is a question for ice climbers out there: How did you learn? How did you get to the point where you could go out and climb waterfalls and gullies? Classes? More experienced friends? Just doing it?
The reason I ask is that I started learning last winter by taking classes. It was great experience, and I learned a lot and climbed some cool stuff in a controlled environment, with a guide on the sharp end. Then winter ended. I'm now thinking about this upcoming winter and asking myself, "How the heck am I going to continue my ice climbing education? I have no friends who climb ice, and I still have a lot to learn."
As I think about what my next move should be, I'm interested in hearing your stories.
ExcitableBoy wrote:I met a friend in college with similar inexperience as myself. We taught ourselves how to climb by reading Freedom of the Hills and then going to the crags to pratice. We did this with waterfall climbing as well, daring each other up leads. This is not the fastest way to learn.
Flattlander wrote:How did you learn?
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