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!
LOWA LATOK XT
A super-versatile vertical ice and low altitude expedition boot, the Latok XT is loaded with performance features for comfort and security on the mountain, including double boot construction, DuraTherm® insulation, and an outer CORDURA® cuff with TIZIP waterproof zipper. The I-Core insert in the sole package provides lightweight stability. Durably waterproof.
GRIVEL MACHINE 3.0
A totally new generation for technical climbing on all of the world’s mountains.
For the first time we present a shaft and head hot forged in a single piece! An unbelievable masterpiece possible only for people who hot forge metal since 1818!
Interchangeable ICE pick is tapered at the tip (3 mm) for easy penetration, even in cold ice. The stout Mix blade, 4.2 mm, will accept your “normal abuse” hooking on both ice and rock.
LA SPORTIVA ASTEROID JACKET
The La Sportiva Men’s Asteroid Primaloft Jacket features PrimaLoft Silver Active insulation to provide toasty warmth while expelling built-up perspiration. This synthetic insulation traps body heat while enabling excess moisture to rapidly escape during demanding activities, such as ski touring and alpine climbing.
Its clean design easily layers underneath your hardshell, also providing quick access to the zippered chest pockets. The reinforced upper body and sleeves won’t rip or fray prematurely, meaning it’ll withstand regular abuse on the mountain. Other key details include reflective hits, cord routing for on-the-go listening, and elastic-bound cuffs for extra warmth.
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.