The spring season is trying hard to get started and despite lots of snow on the ridge it's clear that the corner has been turned.

Last season a number of guides volunteered their time and gave free clinics on climbing safety. This will be happening again this year. The clinics will be held for a couple of hours on Saturday evenings at six in the Uberfall and will cover basic anchoring techniques, rappelling and various other tricks that keep us alive playing this dangerous game.

The first clinic will be on April 6th and the current plan is to hold them each weekend through May and then to go every other weekend starting in June. For people visiting the area that are interested in helping to get the word out, there will be a pile of posters just inside the door of Rock and Snow, please take some and put up at your local gym, climbing shop or whatever.

These clinics were a lot of fun to be involved with last season, they were as much a social event as anything. They are dedicated to Stephanie Prezant who was killed falling from Easy Keyhole last spring, her very first climb on real rock.

See you out there, Joe.