CATSKILL ICE FESTIVAL 2016

Join the 18th Annual Catskill Ice Festival, January 29, 30, 31 - February 1, 2016

Choose from 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 show on Saturday evening held at Rock and Snow at 8pm.

Demo gear will be located at Rock and Snow - so you can try out the latest harnesses, ice tools, boots, crampons, and clothing from the best companies. You know them - Black Diamond, DMM, La Sportiva, Outdoor Research & Petzl.

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, January, 29, 2016

Catskill Tour

Take a tour of the Catskills 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

Saturday, January, 30, 2016

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 - Nick Bullock; 8pm Rock and Snow

Nick's multi-media presentation It Takes a Big Dog includes:

  • Canadian Alpinism
  • Including the second ascent of the 1,000m House - Anderson on Mount Alberta
  • The Rive Guache Affair Nick Bullock meets his smooth French counterpart Jeff Mercier at the Rive Gauche, a steep mixed climbing crag in France.
  • Scottish Winter Climbing - where it all began

‘Nick Bullock is undeniably one of the UK's leading Alpinists. His CV of expeditions spans both continents and decades and his bold first ascents across the globe reek of commitment and drive. Bullock is not a young man, and at the tender age of 49 he still lives the dirtbag lifestyle, travelling, climbing, living out of a van and burning through climbing partners as his appetite for adventure, be that on ice or rock, is never satisfied.

Not one for the modern upside-down world of 'sport dry tooling', Bullock keeps fit on the hill, swinging his axes in to steep traditional terrain in the Alps or Scotland, interspersed with summers of climbing unprotected rubble on the sea cliffs of North Wales. He's a traditionalist. He's opinionated. He lives on a shoe string, and he climbs mountains that would make most of us quake with fear.’

Sunday, January 31, 2016

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 1, 2016

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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