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Ice Climbing: Roped Climbing: Belaying on Ice
As in other forms of roped climbing, ice climbers may use running belays or fixed belays. They also have the use of boot/ice-screw belay techniques.
Ice Climbing: Roped Climbing: Ice Anchors
Ice climbers have several options for anchors to use in belaying or rappelling, including ice bollards and the Abalakov V-thread, discussed here.
Ice Climbing: Roped Climbing: Protection on Ice
In addition to modern ice screws, which offer dependable security on ice climbs, ice climbers make some use of natural protection.
Ice Climbing: Techniques: Climbing with Crampons
Ice climbers usually employ features of 2 basic techniques, depending on steepness of slope, ice conditions, and their ability and confidence level.
Ice Climbing: Techniques: Climbing without Crampons
Negotiating short sections of ice or frozen snow without crampons requires balance climbing, moving up from one position of balance to the next.
Ice Climbing: Techniques: Placing Ice Tools
Combining proper technique and equipment should enable you to secure an ice tool for as long as it takes you to climb through a particular section.
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