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Blue Ridge Mountains rock to ice
Blue Ridge Mountains rock to ice

Rock to ice program in the Blue Ridge Mountains, VA

Enjoy a full fay rock to ice climbing program in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia with one of our AMGA certified guides.






1 Day


Jan - Mar, Dec






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  • Enjoy a full day rock to ice course in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.
  • Learn several important skills including ground anchors and more.
  • Ideal for rock climbers who want to transition to ice climbing.


Are you a gym or outdoor rock climber who wants to expand to the amazing world of ice climbing?  If so, this rock to ice course in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia is perfect for you.

For a full day, you will get to learn several skills that will make the transition from rock climbing to ice climbing easier and more fun.

There are several skills you will learn during this full day course in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Some examples include the following.

  • Gear essentials

  • Crampon use and technique

  • Climbing area hazards and management

  • Swinging an ice tool

  • Climbing movement on ice

  • Top rope belaying review

  • Belay stance positioning

  • Ground anchors

  • Winter climbing leave no trace principles

Along with these skills, we will also provide you with plenty of tips and advice directly from our own personal experiences.

Rock climbing and ice climbing, while quite similar, are also very different. However, the transition from rock to ice doesn’t have to be very difficult. That is why we believe this course is perfect for people who want to climb all year round, regardless if it’s on the rocks or on an ice fall. To take this course, all you have to do is send a request.

We also offer an introductory level ice climbing course in the Blue Ridge Mountains that you can enjoy here.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

Please contact us for pricing information.

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking

About the guide: Blue Ridge

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Blue Ridge

Rock Climbing Instructor

My name is Grant, and I serve as the head guide for the Blue Ridge Mountain Guides. We are based in Virginia, where I grew up climbing rock and ice, constantly searching for my next big adventure.

While I enjoy all types of climbing, I have to admit that I favor ice and trad. As much as I love climbing, I am equally dedicated to teaching. I have always had a great passion for sharing my love of this sport and the mountains with others. As a teacher, I am laid back, patient and adaptive in my teaching style. I strive to convey information and skills to my students in a way that easy to understand and retain.

I am certified by the American Mountain Guides Association as a Rock Instructor, Single Pitch Instructor and Climbing Wall Instructor. I hold a Wilderness First Responder Certification and am also an AIARE Level I Avalanche Course Instructor and Leave No Trace Trainer.

Blue Ridge Mountain Guides is also an AMGA SPI Assistant Provider.

When it gets too cold to climb back home, you can usually find me ice climbing and skiing in Utah, New York, Vermont and New Hampshire.



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