Intro to Ice Climbing Equipment List

Intro to Ice Equipment List


  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Water Bottle / Thermos (1L min)
  • Lunch
  • 35-40L pack
  • Toilet Paper (or WAG bag)
  • Camera (optional)
  • Poles (optional)
  • Warm Single or Double Boots


  • Wool or Synthetic Socks
  • Non-Cotton Base Layer
  • Thin Jacket
  • Puffy Jacket
  • Waterproof Breathable Jacket (Gore-Tex or similar)
  • Thick Softshell or Gore-Tex Pant
  • Toque (Beanie)
  • Face Warmer
  • Light Climbing Gloves
  • Insulated Belay Gloves


  • Helmet
  • Harness
  • Belay Device
  • 2 Locking Carabiners
  • 2 Non-Locking Carabiners
  • 7mm Accessory Cord
  • 120cm Sling
  • Ice Climbing Boots
  • Crampons (mountaineering crampons will work)
  • V-Thread Tool (optional)


  • Ice tools are provided (If you have ice tools then bring them)
  • Ropes are provided
  • We will not be accessing any avalanche terrain and so do require anyone to bring transceiver, probe and shovel though this is equipment that is generally used when climbing. If you have any questions about this please bring it up during the course.