Ice Climbing the Catskills

  • Participants

    Age 18 and up

  • Skill level : 1

    Beginner

  • Fitness level : 4

    Vigorous

When Winter cold sets in, it's Ice Climbing season! Come out with and experience the thrill of Ice Climbing. Whether you are an experienced rock climber, a gym climber or are completely new to climbing, REI Outdoor School partner, Alpine Endeavors, will provide you with all the necessary technical equipment and AMGA certified guides to take you on a climbing adventure in a relaxed learning environment. You will learn site awareness, technical ice axe and crampon use, rope handling systems, understanding ice protection, selection of proper clothing, how to fuel your body in frigid winter temperatures, and much more. Make the most of this winter, come learn how to Ice Climb! This course includes a full day of climbing. You will be driven picked up and driven to the Catskills Ice Climbing location. After getting equipped with the necessary boots, crampons and Ice tools, you will spend the day Top-roping on a variety of climbs.

Gear provided by REI

  • Climbing Harness
  • Climbing Helmet
  • Dynamic Climbing Rope - At least a 60m rope.
  • Group First Aid Kit - Contents include wound care items and over the counter medications for minor injuries and illnesses
  • Ice Tool - Ice climbing specific ice axe

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