CATSKILL ICE FESTIVAL 2014

Join the 16th Annual Catskill Ice Festival, February 7, 8, 9, 10, 2014

This year again will have multiple clinics on all the skills and techniques you need to get out on ice - from basic skills, to dry-tooling, to glacier travel techniques.

Slide shows on Friday & Saturday evening feature the Catskills - see an aerial view on Friday night with Marty Molitoris, Saturday night is T.B.D. Slide shows will be held at Rock and Snow at 8pm.

The demo gear will be located at Rock and Snow - so you can try out the latest Harnesses, Ice Tools, Crampons, and clothing from the best companies. You know them - Black Diamond, Petzl, La Sportiva, Outdoor Research & Rab. Click for location directions

Rates are $150 per person per event - Slide shows are free!

As an added bonus - Rock and Snow will offer 15% off for ice gear and apparel for all icefest registrants from the time they sign up through the end of the ice fest. All you need is to print out and show them the confirmation email we send when you register for it.

Clinics & Events Schedule

Friday, February, 7, 2014

Catskill Tour

Take a tour of some of the Catskill locations as you climb at a few locations during the day. We may even to go some NEW areas.

Limited to 8 participants on a 2:1 climber-to-guide ratio. All equipment provided.

Catskill Tour - Registration

Slide Show - Catskills Aerial

Join local guide and guidebook author, Marty Molitoris as he shows you an aerial view of the areas we all know and love, and some new ones as well...

Held at Rock & Snow, 8pm

Saturday, February, 8, 2014

Basic Ice Movement

New to ice climbing, never ice climbed before? We will introduce you to the techniques needed to ice climb.

Limited to 12 participant on a 4:1 climber-to-guide ratio. All equipment provided.

Basic Ice Movement - Registration

Steep Ice Techniques

Ice is always steeper than it looks. Learn some handy skills & techniques to help keep you calm and cool and fight off the screaming barfies.

Limited to 8 participant on a 4:1 climber-to-guide ratio. All equipment provided.

Steep Ice Techniques - Registration

Slide Show

Kevin Mahoney

Northeast climbing in the winter, and first ascents in Alaska and Nepal.

Held at Rock and Snow, 8pm

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Intermediate Ice Movement

For those who have climbed some ice, but not ready to move on to the grade 5's. We will introduce you to the techniques needed to climb effortlessly and efficiently.

Limited to 12 participant on a 4:1 climber-to-guide ratio. All equipment provided.

Intermediate Ice Movement - Registration

Mixed Climbs & Dry Tooling

What to do when the ice runs out, or starts a ways up there... Learn the many different ways to climb rock with your ice gear.

Limited to 8 participant on a 4:1 climber-to-guide ratio. All equipment provided.

Mixed Climbs & Dry Tooling - Registration

Glacier Travel & Crevasse Rescue

Looking to climb Mount Rainier, the Cascades, Denali or in other glaciated areas? Brush up on your glacier travel skills. We'll cover methods for tying-in, crampons and ice axe skills, and hauling systems and crevasse rescue skills.

Limited to 12 participant on a 6:1 climber-to-guide ratio. Limited technical equipment provided, see the gear list for what you will be expected to have.

Glacier Travel & Crevasse Rescue - Registration

Monday, February 10, 2014

Backcountry Day in the Ravines

Climb at one of the backcountry areas in the Catskills. Bushwhack in, climb, rappel, bushwhack out. A full day of activity and adventure.

Limited to 8 participants on a 2:1 climber-to-guide ratio. All equipment provided.

Backcountry Day in the Ravines - Registration

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