During Ice Fest our headquarters is the ultimate “toy shop” that a climber can dream of. From clothing to gear if it is made for ice climbing, you’ll find it here! All of the leading manufacturers will have booths set up displaying and selling the latest and greatest gear with sales representatives on hand to answer any questions you might have. And that’s not even the best part! As a participant at the Michigan Ice Fest you are entitled to a 20% discount on all purchases made during the festival.
From now until Ice Fest we will be giving you a sneak peak on a small sampling of what you can expect to find in the sponsor booths!
La Sportiva Womens Nepal Cube
The Nepal Cube GTX Women’s is the ultimate in mixed climbing footwear. Protective insulation guards against harsh conditions while technical details make this lightweight mountaineering boot a top performer across the most challenging terrain.
The Raptor is our top of the line ice and mixed tool. The grip is one-piece molded rubber for comfort, durability and reduced fatigue. The pick penetrates the hardest ice, cleans easily, and comes with removable weights for added versatility. Includes pick covers.
Rab Vantage Pants
As winter blows in and the rime hardens you’ll find the Vantage Pants come into their own. Extremely wind and water resistant with a brushed fleece back you can be sure of staying warm and dry as you tackle the ice and spindrift.
Made from Rab’s own Matrix fabric these pants have four-way stretch allowing outstanding mobility over technical terrain. Alongside this, features such as reinforced panels on the knee and instep, and loops for under boot attachment allow you to make a seamless transition from rock to ice.
STERLING 8.4 DUETTO ROPE
The Duetto is built to be lightweight with a great hand. The smooth, abrasion resistant sheath glides over the snow and ice and through gear effortlessly. The Duetto is the half rope to turn too when you need something a little thicker than our Fusion Photon. This rope is also available in shorter lengths for alpine touring and glacier travel. Evolution series are the original ropes that Sterling offered and are engineered for an ideal balance of diameter to weight.
The simplified handling of the LIM’ICE screw sharpener makes drill sharpening faster and easier. The two sharpening guides optimize precision sharpening on both sides of the drill teeth.