Are you ready to take your ice climbing to the next level? Want to fine-tune your skills or climb an area classic with a top-notch guide? Then this blog post is for you! Today, we highlight the advanced clinics and guided climbs that will be offered during Ice Fest.

Once you’ve mastered the basics of climbing fat, steep, ice, it’s time to learn what to do when the terrain gets a little thinner. If you would like to learn how to safely tip-toe your way up inches-thick ice, then check out our  brand new clinic, Climbing on Thin Ice. We are super lucky to have guest guide Ian Osteyee on loan from the Adirondacks to share the tricks of navigating this tricky, often intimidating terrain. He will be teaching this clinic Saturday and Sunday, so you have two chances to score a spot!


Majka Burhardt climbs some thin ice on Diedre

Want to climb something long, difficult, or off of the beaten path? If you have an ambitious objective in mind, one of our guest guides can help you tick it off your list. Climb a New England classic like Repentance, Remission, Way in the Wilderness, or Dracula in a Hardman/Hardwoman Guided Climb.



Peter Doucette on Way in the Wilderness

These climbs will be offered on Friday and Sunday. There is a limited number of guides available, so snag one while you can! All of these guys are awesome climbers and are sure to give you a great day!

Friday’s Guides: Adam George, Erik Eisele, Matt McCormick

Sunday’s Guides: Erik Eisele, Karsten Delap, Matt McCormick