Crag of Doom, Central Oregon

You don't need ice for mixed climbing
- or at least not for drytooling. Chris
on his own Barfight (M8), Crag
of Doom, Central Oregon.
Photo: Nate Gerhardt



While we may not always have the best ice in Oregon, we do have more frozen rock than you can shake a tool at. Come get yourself primed for the alpine or just pumped silly for fun with longtime Bend local and IFMGA Mountain Guide Chris Wright on the finest steep choss the Cascades have to offer. This one-day clinic will introduce you to the fundamentals of the modern mixed game, covering everything from the tools and tricks of the trade to dry-tooling and movement on steep rock and various other frosty mediums. Whether you’re focused on big alpine routes or just good, clean, winter fun, with the right technique and some practice, you’ll be amazed how quickly you can step up your game. Plus who knew climbing rocks with ice tools could be so enjoyable?

No prior mixed climbing experience is required, but you’ll probably have more fun if you’ve done some rock and/or ice climbing before. The amount of actual ice available to climb varies with our beloved northwestern weather, but while route conditions vary, we can go climbing regardless. A longtime mixed aficionado and first ascensionist from Bend to beyond, Chris can’t wait to take you on a tour of his latest creations.

This clinic is run in conjunction with Timberline Mountain Guides, who have been getting climbers to the top of Oregon since 1983. To sign up, give their office a call at (541) 312-9242.


January 20 & February 17, 2018

Custom dates also available on request.



Bend, OR


$130 per person on scheduled dates.