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Ice Climbing 101

Ice climbing is an action sport, an extreme sport and a winter sport. One thing it is not is a kids sport. We have pictures of this sport that is similar to rock climbing. Back to Article

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Razina
Razina wrote:
2013-04-22 10:55:15 -0700

It's very dangerous but cool. Some ppl think that it's not dangerous, but I don't think so..well, anyway It doesn't stop ppl.

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Amelia's mom_2019104
Amelia's mom_2019104 wrote:
2012-02-02 14:49:33 -0800

Ice climbing can absolutely be done by kids! As long as its done in a safe setting with people that know what they are doing. My daughter is only one, but my husband and I are already figuring out what gear we need to take her in a few years. San Juan Mountain guides starts kids at 8 in their kids climbing college. I have seen 5 year olds ice climb and do a great job. Sure, you can't be a couch potato and just go out there and do it, but it is fun and great for kids of all ages.

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Would You Ever Ice Climb?

  • Never! Not a chance!
  • Maybe.
  • Yeah, in a second.
  • If I had properly trained first.

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