FOR NEW ICE CLIMBERS ONLY!!!
If you have previous ice climbing experience, please do not sign up.
For climbers and club members interested in continuing their addiction through the colder months, try out ice climbing! This event will provide climbers the chance to develop their skills over three days of top roping on easy and moderate ice climbs under the supervision of experienced ice climbers. On Sunday, weather and leaders-comfort dependent, there will be the opportunity for new climbers to get some exposure on multi-pitch ice climbs.
Participants will be required to organize their own gear: two ice tools appropriate for ice climbing, (not mountaineering), crampons, appropriate boots and clothing.
Location: Adirondack Mountains (location may change due ice conditions).
Dates: 30JAN – 31JAN
SAT, 30 JAN
0800: Meet & Gear up at the Cascade Pass parking area on Rt. 73 between Keene and Lake Placid.
0900-1700: New ice climber clinic w/ TR ice climbing
SUN, 03 JAN
0800-1400-ish: More TR ice climbing at different ice crag. Possibly pair up two followers with ice leader for a multi-pitch ice climb.
Additional details will be provided to participants as we get closer to the event.
Club Member in good standing with waiver on file.
Some climbing experience preferred.
Participants are responsible for all travel, lodging, and personal equipment.
How to apply: Login to the PATC-MS website, find the New Ice Weekend under events, fill out the registration form and done. It’s that easy!
Max number of participants: 12
How to get there:
It’s about a 8-10 hour drive from DC area. Seek directions to Keene, NY.
Carpooling is recommended. Will create spreadsheet to coordinate carpools in near future.
Clothing and Gear:
Key to staying warm is layers. Please NO COTTON.
Pack clothing as if you were going mountaineering on Mt. Washington. Minus the cooking and camping gear. Gloves a guaranteed to get wet, please bring multiple gloves.
Bring all necessary gear required to ice climb. To include: helmet, harness, belay devise with two lockers, (2) ice tools, crampon compatible boots and crampons.
Needing gear? Check with the PATC-MS gear closet for options. Rental gear is available at The Mountaineer in Keene.
Group Equipment Needed: 3-4 TR Rigs
Bring plenty of water and snack to include lunch for the days we will be ice climbing. A thermos full of coffee or hot chocolate will be very beneficial.
******PATC-MS will host one group dinner (venue TBD)******
Lodging: Encourage all participants to stay at ADK Trail Inn. http://www.adktrailinn.com/
Mention PATC-MS for 5% discount.
Questions: Feel free to contact the trip leader, Dustin Sanderson.
Trip Leaders: Dustin Sanderson, Shane Van Hoesen & Andy Weinmann
FYI…Climbing is a dangerous sport and serious injury may occur.