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Adirondacks ice climbing
Adirondacks ice climbing
Adirondacks ice climbing
Adirondacks ice climbing

1+ day Ice climbing in the Adirondacks, New York

Come and join one of our AMGA certified guides for one or several days of thrilling rock climbing on the Adirondacks of New York.




+1 Day


Jan - Mar, Dec






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Based on 2 reviews

  • Experience some great ice climbing in the Adirondacks of New York State.
  • Choose from different spots, including Chapel Pond Slab and Chouinard's Gully.
  • Enjoy routes that range from WI2 to WI5.


Full of ice covered crags and frozen walls, the Adirondacks of New York State are home to many spectacular ice climbing locations. And on this trip, we would like to guide you to and through the best spots.

Many of the potential ice climbing locations are easily accessible. However, there are also a number of more remote, harder to reach spots as well. The different choices also range in size and difficulty level. Hence giving us plenty to work with when it comes to choosing the perfect ice climbing location for you.

Some of our favorite ice climbing options in the Adirondacks includes the Chapel Pond Slab, which has routes that range in level from WI2 to WI3, Chouinard’s Gully, which has WI3 routes, and the Chapel Pond Canyon, which has routes that range from WI2 to WI5.

Pristine, remote options can also be found at scenic Avalanche Lake, including the 2000 foot high Trap Dike (WI2), Avalanche Gully (WI4) and Adirondike (WI3). There is also the Poke-o-Moonshines steep soaring cliffs that offer easy access to classic climbs like Positive Thinking (WI5-) and Neurosis (WI4-).

You can rest assured that regardless of your skill level, we will see to it you are expertly guided. Thus giving you an experience that will be as safe and secure as it will be fun and adventurous.

If you are an ice climbing enthusiast, and you find yourself in the state of New York, this trip in the Adirondacks is for you. To be a part of it, just send us a request. We look forward to hearing from you and guiding you.

We also offer an ice climbing expedition in Vermont, near the city of Burlington, which you can enjoy here.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

Along with the guiding fee, all necessary climbing equipment is included in the price. Please contact us for larger groups so we can provide you an accurate price quote.

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking


More info

Please contact us to properly tailor your trip to your personal preferences. Also keep in mind that no hidden or extra fees exist.

Meeting point

To be determined, based on where exactly you would like to climb.

About the guide: Adventure Spirit

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Adventure Spirit



Mountain Guide

At Adventure Spirit we provide Rock, Ice and Alpine Experiences. We are based in the Northeast, USA (Winter), and Pacific Northwest, USA (Spring/Summer).

Our guide operations are led by Kel Rossiter. After stints in the military, the corporate world, and a Zen monastery, Kel began pursuing climbing as his professional passion. A Washington native, his first summit was an all-cotton ascent of Mt. Adams (12,281'). Fortunately, he went on to get appropriate training and since then he has climbed and guided rock and ice in twelve different countries on four continents. Now based in Vermont for most of the year, Kel owns and operates Adventure Spirit LLC, a rock, ice, and alpine guide service specializing in Northeastern climbing destinations.

Kel is also active in higher education, serving as a faculty member/instructor at several area colleges and holding a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies. He has complemented his university studies with American Mountain Guide Association (AMGA) training, having become an IFMGA Mountain Guide.

Kel is an Ortovox Athlete/Guide Ambassador, and he also enjoys bringing the mountain experience to people through writing and has been published in Climbing Magazine, Alpinist, and The Seattle Times, among others. In between his stints in the mountains, Kel serves on the boards of CRAG-VT, Vermont’s climbing access organization and the Vermont Outdoor Guide Association. And though he left the Zen monastery long ago, he still does see the value found in just sitting still.


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What people are saying about this trip



Our guide did a great job, he was able to ease us into ice and provide some challenging routs as our experience progressed. He was extremely knowledgable, safe and fun to climb with. We took time to do some anchor building activities too. We didn't get do multi pitch because of all the snow but that just means we have more reason to come back. Next time!



Just a BIG thank you for the 5 stars climbing day. I loved every minute of it and the technical info, the patience, the attention to safety and all of the beta. I was very exited last year when I saw the ice by the road and so glad you made it come alive today! What a day!  

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