Ice climbing Techniques – Ice screw placement, anchors and V-threads | Petzl Tech Tips

This film shows correct ice screw placement technique, along with the best ways to set an anchor and a v-thread in waterfall ice. We will go over the key technical elements, but keep in mind that when swinging your tools into the ice, it is essential to understand the medium on which you are climbing. The quality of the ice, its structure, the terrain above, current changes in temperature – all these aspects and others should be considered before you step off the ground and onto the ice.

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Ice climbing Techniques - Ice screw placement, anchors and V-threads | Petzl Tech Tips

This film demonstrates proper ice screw placement technique, as well as how to set an anchor and a v-thread in waterfall ice. We will discuss the key technical elements, but remember that when swinging your tools into the ice, it is crucial to understand the medium on which you are climbing. The quality of the ice, its structure, the terrain above, recent changes in temperature - all these factors and others must be considered before you step off the ground and onto the ice.

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