Outdoor Ice Wall

Ice tower closed

The ice tower is now closed for the season due to the warming weather and unstable ice.
We'll have to wait a few weeks until the snow and ice is gone around the front of the tower to open for rock climbing. Stay tuned for more info about the rock climbing season at the tower.
Like last year, we will continue with dry-tooling at the tower on Thursdays from 6-8pm.



*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.

A big THANK YOU to all who participated in the 4th Annual Ice Jam! We had approximately 20 participants compete in the ice climbing speed comp, and the dry-tool comp. Thank you to our sponsors Beaver Sports, the Eastern Alaska Range Avalanche Center and the Department of Recreation, Adventure and Wellness for donating the amazing raffle prizes! 

*Speed ice comp scores were calculated from the combined time of the competitors' top three climbs.

*Dry-tool comp scores were calculated from the number of points accumulated on the climbed routes. 

Speed Ice Comp Top Finishers, Women:

1) Allison Mogensen (2 minutes, 30 seconds)

2) Kirsten Johnson (3 minutes, 13 seconds)

Speed Ice Comp Top Finishers, Men:

1) Trevor Creed (1 minute, 2 seconds)

2) Ryan Adickes (1 minute, 11 seconds)

3) Bryan Robinson (1 minute, 16 seconds)

 Dry-tool Comp Top Finisher, Women:

1) Kirsten Johnson (415 points)

Dry-tool Comp Top Finisher, Men:

1) Ryan Adickes (1375 points)

2) Bryson DeRonde (1100 points)

3) Philip Windsor (750 points)



Photos: Christian Mogensen 

 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:

Christian Mogensen
Outdoor Adventures Graduate Assistant
(907) 474-6027

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