Join the 21th Annual Catskill Ice Festival, January 25, 26, 27, 28, 2019

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.

Bouldering clinic Friday Night at BC's Climbing Gym at 7pm

LNT Clinic focused on climbing in the Gunks and Catskills - T.B.D.

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 for all events - Slide shows are free!

As an added bonus - Rock and Snow will offer 25% off for apparel and 15% off ice gear 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, 25, 2019

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

Bouldering Clinic

Come by and check out the ways to train for ice climbing indoors! Get a pump on while bouldering some routes at the new opened BC's Climbing Gym.

7pm; BC's Climbing Gym, New Paltz, NY 234 Main St, New Paltz, NY

$12 entry pass required

Saturday, January, 26, 2019

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 - T.B.D.

Saturday, January 26th. 8:00pm Rock and Snow

Still working on it...

Held at Rock & Snow, 8pm, FREE


After Climb Mixer at Huckleberry

Join everyone after the climbing and slideshow at Huckleberry in New Paltz to share stories and fuel up for Sunday. The first beer for all ice fest participants in on Rock and Snow (please be sure to get a voucher at the slideshow).

Sunday, January 27, 2019

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

Monday, January 28, 2019

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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