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Thirty-five and Partly Sunny for First Clinic of Bozeman Ice Fest

BD Athlete Pete Tapley instructs particpants below Genesis One during the first clinic of the Bozeman Ice Fest. [Photo] Drew Ruderman

Climbers congregated under Hyalite’s Genesis One flow yesterday for the first day of clinics during the 15th Arc’teryx Bozeman Ice Fest. Long a favorite of Bozemanites, G1 has played host to many clinics, first leads, solos and beautiful climbing days. Thursday was no exception to that legacy, when Pete Tapley and Adam Knoff provided an excellent clinic for future hardmen and hardwomen looking to improve their technical skills. Participant Nick Frazee told Alpinist Correspondent Drew Ruderman, “Pete provided great pointers and was always encouraging. It was awesome!”

Today (Friday) the woman take over the ice for the women’s clinic. With perhaps the best collection of female guides and instruction in North America the Woman’s Clinic is sure to be amazing. We just hope the weather stays sweet and cool for them.

If you’re in Bozeman this evening make sure to check out tonight’s video memorial to Guy Lacelle, a great friend to Bozeman and the Festival who was tragically killed in the Hyalite Ice Breaker last year.

Tapely demonstrates good body position on one of Bozeman’s favorite pillars. [Photo] Ari Novak

Source:Drew Ruderman