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CATSKILL ICE FESTIVAL 2020

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Join the 22nd Annual Catskill Ice Festival, January 24, 25, 26, 27, 2020
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 competition and one year anniversary Friday Night at BC's Climbing Gym

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

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, 24, 2020
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

Saturday, January, 25, 2020
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

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After Climb Mixer at Huckleberry
Join everyone after the climbing 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 26, 2020
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 27, 2020
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.


Event Details

    Jan. 24, 2020 - Jan. 27, 2020
    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM