Program // Clinics

Mixed Climbing

Thursday, February 22, 2024

Friday, February 23, 2024

9:00am - 3:00pm
Intermediate level
8 places available per day
Clinic appointment time: 8:30 a.m.
Meeting point: Festiglace site reception (see map)


During this clinic, participants will have the opportunity to improve their climbing technique by learning methods for climbing steep rock and ice faces. This is one of the most intense forms of climbing, requiring sustained effort and technique. Participants will learn the techniques needed to better master rock and ice. This course is designed for those wishing to take up mixed climbing.


The participant must have experience in ice and rock climbing. Equipment required: Individual equipment (boots, crampons, helmet, ice axe, belay gear, etc.).


Please note that the temperature can be very cold and variable. As a result, bring adjustable layers of clothing, from functional T-shirts to intermediate layers of fleece or wool, a down jacket, a GORE-TEX jacket, Softshell pants, GORE-TEX pants, a hat, a pair of thin and warm gloves, and consider bringing a spare pair.

Compatible crampons for mountaineering boots, technical ice climbing crampons, climbing harness, climbing helmet, 2 ice climbing axes (possible to borrow from our partner’s shop), 2 screw-lock carabiners, a belay system like Reverso or similar, a dynamic lanyard, a charged headlamp, and an approximately 30L backpack.

Sun protection (sunglasses, high SPF sunscreen, lip balm), enough food for the clinic duration, and water (at least 2 liters) for a full day in the mountains. It’s also nice to have a hot beverage in a YETI thermos.

Don’t forget your phone or camera to capture beautiful memories of your experience

$165 per person

*Taxes not included.

Marcus Garcia

Marcus is an all-around climber with over 29 years of experience, and has established over 200 new routes, including everything from traditional, sport, and mixed climbing. However, his biggest accomplishment and legacy is not how hard he can push himself, but what he passes on to the next generation of climbers as a coach and mentor. Marcus is helping develop the next generation of Olympic Caliber athletes.