Outdoor Ice Wall

A big THANK YOU to all who participated in the 3rd Annual Ice Jam! With approximately 30 competitors and a brand new and exciting dry-tooling competition, it was our most successful Ice Jam yet! Thank you to our sponsors Beaver Sports, Petzl, Black Diamond, and REI for donating the amazing raffle prizes! 

Speed Ice Comp Top Finishers, Women:

1) Kyoko Okano (130.13 seconds)

2) Allison Mogensen (136.06 seconds)

3) Karolina Pavic (262.43 seconds)

Speed Ice Comp Top Finishers, Men:

1) Brennon Whitermore (59.9 seconds)

2) Adam McComb (80.99 seconds)

3) Nick Janssen (85.78 seconds)

Dry-tool Comp Top Finisher, Women:

Allison Mogensen (furthest on the "orange" route)

Dry-tool Comp Top Finisher, Men:

Adam McComb (furthest on the "pink" route)


The Ice Tower is OPEN for the season! 

We will be open our regular hours for Spring Break (3/14-3/21), and beginning on March 22 we will be open on Sundays too!

We will be closed on Easter day, April 5th. Please see the right hand column for a full list of our public open hours.

See below for more information about what we offer.

*If you have a group of more than 5 people we ask that you set up a rental time outside of our public hours. Find rental information here.

 Have questions about anchors, lead climbing, rappelling, places to climb, or other local knowledge? Tower staff will be happy to chat and help you out, or point you in the right direction!

 UAF Photo by Todd Paris

 UAF Photo by Todd Paris

Ice Wall Prices

 Day Pass           5-Punch Card     10-Punch Card
Students W/ SRC Membership         FREEFREEFREE
University Affiliate$10$30$50
General Public       $15$45$75

Who Can Ice Climb??

Beginners & experts are ALL welcome! We love teaching people and look forward to introducing you to the sport!

**We reccommend children be at least 10 years of age or older to ice climb due to the weight and nature of the equipment. 


All necessary equipment is included in the climbing fees and available for your use!  We have a full run of double plastic mountaineering boots, crampons, ice tools, harnesses, and helmets.

Ice Wall Closures

The Ice wall will shut down operation past -20 degrees F, both for safety and quality of ice. We will go off of the thermometer at the airport.

For more information contact:

Jaime Shorey
Outdoor Adventures Graduate Assistant
(907) 474-6306

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