Ice Climbing

  • Michigan is home to one of the best ice climbing regions in the country. One of winter’s newest silent sports, ice climbing combines challenge and adventure. With ropes and harness, ice climbers ascend stunning natural ice structures. Icefalls, frozen waterfalls, cliffs and rock slabs are all waiting to be conquered. Ice climbing takes you to breathtaking scenery that few people experience.

    Ice climbing varies in difficulty; most beginners will start on a climb with a low incline until they are prepared for the challenge of vertical ice. Picture yourself swinging axes into the ice and using the handles to hold onto for balance. Use your feet to kick little steps into the ice and inch your way up like climbing a ladder.

    If you seek adventure and like winter, you will love ice climbing in Pure Michigan.

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