New! Free Clinics
This year the Michigan Ice Fest is offering free skill builder classes covering a broad range of topics. Space is limited so register early!
Looking to find the perfect gear for your climbing adventures? Join an industry rep as they discuss the perfect gear selection that professionals utilize before tackling the big routes. Join our staff and learn the tricks of the trade! Participants will not be climbing during this half day course. FREE!
Ice Tool Sharpening
Join the Michigan Ice Fest guides to learn some pro tips on how to keep your tools and crampons razor sharp. Participants will not be climbing during this half day course. FREE!
Ice Climbing Dress For Success!
Learn what to wear to stay comfortable during an Upper Peninsula ice climbing session! Join the Michigan Ice Fest guides and learn layering system, as well as some pro tips. Participants will not be climbing during this half day course. FREE!
Lakeshore Safety Class
Climbing along the backcountry of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore requires a certain set of skills. During this half day course participants will learn the different methods on how to safely ascend a rope. Participants will not be climbing during this half day course. FREE!
Yoga for Ice Climbers
The key to mindfully tackling tough ice pitches? Strengthen your finger grip, increase your chest-and-shoulder flexibility, and improve your agility. This morning class will warm up the spine and work on opening tight muscles by stretching and preparing for a day on the ice. FREE!