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2-day Ice climbing course in the Catskills, New York

Come to the beautiful Catskills of New York and enjoy a 2-day ice climbing course with one of our experienced and AMGA certified guides.






2 Days


Jan - Apr, Nov, Dec




All levels


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  • Enjoy a 2-day ice climbing course in the Catskills.
  • Learn new skills, while also improving upon the ones you already have.
  • Open to people of all skill levels.


The Catskills in the state of New York offer some fantastic ice climbing spots. And on this 2-day course, you will get to enjoy and learn about climbing at many of those spots. Thus providing you with the skills necessary to enjoy more challenging ice climbing adventures in the future.

There are many spectacular ice falls in the Catskills. And with our experience, based on your skill level, weather conditions and your personal preferences we will select the right spots for you. When we reach those spots, you will get to spend approximately 7 to 8 hours per day climbing to your heart’s content. Moreover, you don’t have to worry about having to bring or rent the necessary climbing equipment, as we will gladly provide it for you.

When it comes to the teaching aspect of this trip, you will get to learn at your own pace. We will cover everything from basic ice climbing skills to mixed techniques. And, because this course is open to people of varying skill levels, you will not only get to learn new techniques, but also improve upon the ones you may already have.

Our goal during this trip is for you to have a safe, exciting and informative experience. If that sounds like something you would like to be a part of, please send us a request. We look forward to hearing from you and guiding you.

We also offer a 1 day ice climbing trip in the Catskills as well, which you can enjoy here.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

In addition to the guiding fee, the price also includes all necessary ice climbing equipment, including helmet, harness, boots, crampons, ice tools, rope, etc. However, the price does not include snacks and personal items.

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking

About the guide: Alpine

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Alpine Guide

AMGA Certified Alpine and Rock Guide, New York State Licensed Guide, Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician, AIARE (avalanche training) Level I, II and III, Leave No Trace Master Educator, General Class Amateur Radio Operator -KC2IZD, Eagle Scout. Author of "An Ice Climber's Guide to the Catskill Mountains", and co-author of "A Rock Climber's Guide to the Peter's Kill Climbing Area".

I began climbing in 1988, and guiding in 1991. My first visit to the Gunks was during Columbus Day weekend in 1990. After a good number of return visits, I began guiding here in the fall of 1995 commuting (from my hometown in PA) for work until moving here in 1997. During the season of 1997, I worked part time at Rock and Snow until becoming a Level One Certified Rock Guide in October. From then on, I have guided full-time and consider myself lucky to be able to make a career out of guiding. I have shared the experience of climbing with many guests at many different locations throughout the country - some guests have climbed with me regularly for over 20 years. Over that time I have swapped leads, shared experiences, grown friendships, and set future climbing goals.

While I enjoy all types of climbing, I prefer the solitude, self-reliance, and commitment you gain from climbing traditional multi-pitch routes.

I strive to offer the most professional services possible, and continually work on improving my standards. I have been involved with the AMGA since 1993; participated in the Basic and Advanced Rock Guides courses, successfully completed two rock exams - Level One and Rock Guide, participated in both the Alpine and Advanced Alpine Guides courses, successfully completed the Alpine Exam, and continue to work toward my ski certification. I served two full terms on the AMGA Board of Directors (2009 - 2015) and Accreditation Committee, and as an instructor for their Rock Instructor and Single Pitch Instructor Courses.





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What people are saying about Alpine


Had the best time. Finally got to climb Sky Top. It's been closed to the public since 1997 and Alpine Endeavors hold the only permit. Will definitely book again.


Great experience ice climbing. Everything went smoothly from the time we arrived at Rock and Snow to get our equipment until the time we finished climbing. Simon was a great guide who got everyone in our family climbing up some great ice. We can't wait until we do it again. Marty was very responsive to any question we had prior to going.


We booked a party of 2 rock climbing class 101 with Alpine Endeavors in the Gunks. Our guide Jaron was super knowledgeable and helpful in showing us the ropes! Due to our skill level, we even had the opportunity to do a few multi pitch routes which was exactly what we were looking for. Super challenging and definitely well worth the price tag knowing we're were in good hands! Jaron was VERY down to earth and answered ALL of my annoying questions. I'd highly recommend this company to anyone who is looking for a new adventure with confident guides!!! Thank you again for such an amazing experience!!!


Amazing climbing experience in the Gunks. It was my first time climbing outdoors and I can't wait to go again. Alan was great and took us on some multi-pitch climbs and was able to set the day to the skill level of the group.


Very knowledgeable guide, John, was positive and hard-working. Felt safe and had an excellent experience

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