2011 Ice Climbing News

Brrrr….it’s getting chilly out there. You know what that means? Ice season is almost here!

ice_1If you’re looking for a new challenge, add ice climbing to your winter season wish list. Take a swing at synthetic ice on the walls of the gym or join Earth Treks for three spectacular days of ice climbing in the Adirondacks of New York!

New to the world of ice? Mark your calendars for the upcoming Ice Nite! Come meet Earth Treks’ Ice Climbing Guides, swing your axes at synthetic ice and climb the walls in mountain boots. Participants will have the chance to place ice screws and learn to build V-threads in a 300 pound block of ice. Ice Nite is a totally FREE event and a ton of fun! Register Online.

  • Columbia: December 6th from 7:00-9:00pm
  • Rockville: December 7th from 7:00-9:00pm
  • Timonium: December 8th from 7:00-9:00pm


Looking for the next step? Consider enrolling in Earth Treks’ Introductory Ice Climbing Seminars, which are taught in the Adirondacks of New York near Lake Placid. The “Dacks” boasts exceptional single and multi-pitch climbing, stunning scenery, and reliable ice climbing conditions. No experience necessary, only belay skills and a yearning for a frosty winter adventure.  Register Online.

  • Where: The Adirondacks, New York
  • When: January 28-30, 2011and February 5-7, 2011

Worried about clothing options and how to stay dry during your ice adventures? Join Gary on December 16th in Timonium for a discussion on outdoor clothing and how to stay warm and dry in a cold & wet environment. The clinic is FREE and is being held from 7:00-8:30pm in the Timonium gym. He will discuss clothing options that are not much different than what you may already have as a skier or snowboarder!