Outdoor ice wall

Ice tower news

Ice Jam:

Please note:

The tower will not open until 6pm when Ice Jam starts.

We will NOT be open at 4pm.

Join us for Ice Jam!


Spring Break:

Please Note: 

The tower will be closed over Spring Break (March 11 - 14) due to staff availability. 

We apologize for any inconvenience.


Spring 2020 season

Come ice climb! No experience required!

See below for price.

Open hours are:

Wednesdays - Fridays 4-8pm

Saturdays: noon - 4pm

Ice tower 2020

Ice Jam 2020

Join us at the ice tower on Friday, February 21 for our annual ice climbing competition!

Ice climbing, food, prizes, fun!

See the flyer for info.

2020 Ice Jam ice climbing competition


Wether you're a season ice climber, or have never tried ice climbing before, the UAF ice tower is a great place to learn, train, or just hang out and get some laps in. Our friendly and helpful staff will get you set up and fitted with all the gear you need to climb, so don't worry if you don't have your own!

FREE for UAF students with an SRC membership!

Day pass fee applies to all others (see below). Passes may be purchased at the SRC front desk, or Outdoor Adventures during open hours. 

All technical gear is provided (double plastic boots, crampons, helmets, harnesses, ice tools). We have limited quantities.

UAF climbing wall certification is required to BELAY. You may CLIMB without a certifcation as the tower is staffed and the staff can belay for you.

uaf ice tower


Ice wall closures

The tower will be closed on the following dates:

  • Spring Break (3/7 - 14, 2020)

 The Ice wall will shut down operation past -20 degrees F, both for safety and quality of ice.

For convenience we go off of the thermometer at the airport.


Ice tower rental

Rent the ice tower for you next event!

Rentals include staff and all technical ice climbing gear (double boots, ice tools, harnesses, and helmets). Participants will need to bring apropriate clothing.

Please note:
If you have a group of more than 5 people we ask that you set up a rental time outside of our open hours.

Tower rental rates

Ice tower prices

  Day pass 5-punch card 10-punch card
Students W/ SRC membership Free Free Free
University affiliate $10 $30 $50
General public $15 $45 $75