Ice Climbing Clothes

 Read about it: Iceventure!
In our winter edition, Kelsey Kennedy covers the growing sport of ice climbing in Colorado and highlights some of our state’s best spots to enjoy it. As a bonus feature to her article, we’re including clothing and gear recommendations from Colorado Mountain School (IG: coloradomountainschool). If you’re interested in giving ice climbing a try, Colorado Mountain School offers a robust schedule of Introduction to Ice Climbing from December to March. Check out all the courses and guide services they offer on their website:
 Click on the names of the products below to find them for more information or purchase.
Mountaineering boots: Scarpa’s Mont Blanc GTX or La Sportiva’s Nepal Cube GTX

Lightweight baselayer top: Rab’s Men’s or Women’s Merino + 120 Long Sleeve Zip Tee

Midweight baselayer top: Rab’s Men’s Merino + 160 Hoody  or Women’s Merino + 160 Long Sleeve Zip Tee

Softshell/Fleece jacket: Rab’s Men’s or Women’s Alpha Direct Jacket

Waterproof shell jacket: Rab’s Men’s or Women’s Latok Alpine Jacket or Latok Jacket

Synthetic/Down Puffy Jacket: Rab’s Men’s Zero G Jacket or Women’s Electron Jacket

Baselayer bottoms: Rab’s Men’s or Women’s Merino + 120 Pants

Softshell pant: Men’s or Women’s Upslope Pants

Waterproof shell pant with full-length zippers: Men’s Latok Alpine Pants or Women’s Firewall Pants

Light to mid-weight synthetic gloves: Rab’s Alpine Gloves

Heavyweight waterproof glove: Rab’s Guide Glove

Gaiters: Rab’s Latok Extreme Gaiters

Rab isn’t the only brand that offers excellent winter clothing options, but their performance clothing can help you determine what to invest in. Climbers will also want to remember necessities like synthetic/merino blend socks, a beanie, a buff/neck gaiter, a sun hat, sunglasses, lip screen and sunscreen, and a headlamp with extra batteries.

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