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Ice Season Opener

The Ice Season Opener is an event held by MMA in December to celebrate Ice Climbing. It is a venue for aspiring and competitive ice climbers alike to practice their skills. Various workshops are offered including; Ice Climbing 101, Ice Anchors, Ice Screws on Lead, and Piton Craft. Here are a few photos from this year’s event courtesy of Greg Switzer.

The Ice Season Opener is a great place to ask questions and become more knowledgable with climbing techniques, protection, and safety evaluation.

MMA board members manned the tent and provided chili and hot chocolate for participants.

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Participants prepare for various workshops.

Participants in the 'Ice Screws on Lead' workshop practice "mock leads."

The event is held in the infamous Hyalite Canyon.

Participants practice placing ice screws.

Participants in the 'Ice Climbing 101' workshops started by learning technique.

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MMA instructors coordinate the event.

Special thanks to ProLite Gear for all of their support throughout the event.

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