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Ice climbing day in the Catskills, New York

Ice climbing day in the Catskills, New York

Join one of our AMGA certified guides for a thrilling day of memorable ice climbing in the beautiful Catskills of New York State.






1 Day


Jan - Apr, Nov, Dec






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Based on 2 reviews

  • Enjoy a full-day ice climbing adventure in the Catskills.
  • We can also take you to the Adirondacks and other spots in the northeast.
  • All climbing locations are within a short drive to New York City.


Ice climbing is a thrilling and unforgettable activity. On this trip, you will get to enjoy a full day of ice climbing in the beautiful Catskills. And, if you want more variety, we can also take you to the Adirondacks as well as other wonderful ice climbing sites in the Northeast United States.

There are over 98 peaks exceeding 3000 feet in the Catskills, and several of those peaks offer an array of thrilling ice falls. Our full-day ice climbing trip will begin at approximately 9:00 am and end at approximately 5:00 pm. Therefore, you will have plenty of time to scale a number of awesome ice falls.

Furthermore, we will provide you with all of the climbing equipment you need, from helmets to crampons. So, all you have to worry about bringing is a lot of enthusiasm and lunch! Also, due to the physical nature of ice climbing, it is important that you have a good fitness level.

The Catskills are around 100 miles away from New York City, which makes it a top spot for a quick get away. If you are looking for a great ice climbing adventure, this is the trip for you. Contact us now and we’ll help you plan an unforgettable ice-climbing day. 

Would you like to do some rock climbing in the Gunks, also near New York City? Then join us on this marathon day trip that can last for up to 12 hours.

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 this trip



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.



It was a perfect day of learning to Ice Climb. The guide, Simon, was awesome! He picked, and fixed great routes for me to successfully scale, challenge myself, learn and have fun! Multiple successful first ascents on different difficulty lines! It was exactly what I wanted the day to be! The "Aprés Climb," at a local Brewery after was fun. Had a beer and an appetizer, a lot of laughs and good conversation! Well done mates! Well done!

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