My second time ice climbing. I have a little bit of experience with rock climbing, but was a little hesitant to try ice climbing. After watching a few other beginners, I gave it a go.
We had a wonderful time and my husband tried it also. We did two climbs in the South Park area, which is about a 20-minute hike away from the main park.
Both of my climbs were top-roped, which makes it very safe. I had my brother and his friend set up most of the belays. They are very experienced climbers so there wasn't much to worry about.