NH Ice Fest 2014: North Conway, NH ( Sunday Climbing Only )

NH Ice Fest: Ice climbing festival in No, Conway NH

Note:    Sunday    Climbing Only…!!!

There is three Meetups for this weekend... One for each day.. Fri - Sun..

Sign up for those days you want to climb... Signing up for one Meetup doesn't carry over to all other days...

2014 BENEFICIARY IS: American Alpine Club  (AAC)

 This Ice fest is for all abilities.. Beginner  --- Advance Climbers.. If you enjoy ice climbing and enjoy the alpine lifestyle you will enjoy a weekend at the festival... 

The Team's:    Everyone Gets Wait Listed..!!!

As always the size of the Meetup is based on how many people the area can handle & the number of lead climbers who RSVP for the Meetup....!

For each lead climber we need one experienced belayer and then we can add one newbie climber/Follower.

Its always the understanding that the "Newbie/Follower" as at a minimum has climbed on ice before with a guide service or other. Also, has knowledge of the climbing knots and all the gear required for climbing ice. From the Experienced Belayer we ask, to the show the newbie how too clean gear and climb past challenges on the route, Etc.  Both the leader and the Belayer assist the Newbie/Follower and keep a eye out for their lack of experience.

Sign up...  First to RSVP is the first to fill a opening based on experience needed.

Questions @ RSVP:

You must answer all the questions! Too be a candidate for any trips. All we want to know is are you a leader or follower? Climbing grade that you can climb, if a leader? Your contact info? Also, the agreement and understanding that you read the waiver and the risks

If they are not answered I will have to overlook you being an attendee... Sorry

Link to the climbing Teams:


There is three (3) Meetups for this weekend... One for each day.. Make sure you are on the correct day that you want to Attend...!!!

Hotel/Motel Stay:

Link: http://www.nereledgeinn.com/

Great place and very climber friendly!

Many other places just minutes away...

Link: http://www.kayak.com/#/hotels/North-Conway,NH-c32305/[masked]/[masked]/2guests


Jay/I plan on crashing in the back of my truck. Shit Bag style!

Note: We car campers or Tent folks have a location just outside town to crash each night. Get in touch with me for details... Will also email to the group all this info the Thursday before the fest....

Estimated Drive Time: 3 Hours from Boston

Things to do at the Fest:

There will be guide services available through the Festival many famous and crazy strong climbers showing you how to be Bad-Ass.... If you do go to the Festival for the clinic's you will find many organized classes. Many of the clinic's cover topics like, Glacier travel, Anchor building, Snow Shoe Mountaineering trips, even ski kite sailing! So, many more!

For the folks not taking clinics or climbing with a professional guides. us other climbers weak'er humans will find plenty of climbing of all abilities in some of the other lesser known areas to climb to stay away from the crowds that rarely get to when in No Conway. Several areas for top roping options for the overflow of followers...

As a group:

If you are of climbing "Only" Interest "Not" going to take a clinic, and need a partner for the day. I will try to pair up climbers into teams. Either for multie pitch climbing on water ice (or) Alpine climbing - Snow & easy Ice (or) Top Rope only all as leaders are available. As only I can only pair up climbers as I have lead climbers available to the day of climbing and which I can pair up new-ish climbers.

Post Pairing overflow of followers will need to get on Top roping locations. which there is many. Fun and challenging and sloping and easy places we just need leaders.

Always can email me for Q&A


The Plan:




7:00 am  Speak with your Lead Climber for a good location for Breakfast in a Location convenient to the climbing for the day out with your team.

Breakfast Location Suggestions:   

Climbing off the Kank 

Bea's Cafe in Conway NH  on route 16 White Mountain Highway. ** Just south of MB Tractor where route 16 & 113 intersect. In a large plaza.

 Pinkham Notch or Frankenstien

Glen Junction 12 US Rt 302. ** At intersection of route 16 & 302.

Sunrise Shack 644 White Mountain Hwy. **On route 16 just before the turn off for Jackson or Pinkham Notch.


8:00 am Ice Fest Guided climbing and Clinics Meet – IME Welcome's Climbers
ALL COURSES meet at IME on 2733 Main Street in North Conway Village for gear check, outfitting, and clinic orientation.


8:00 amMeetup Members Meet: We pair up for those arriving early and get out climbing.

**Check Climbing Team List.** To see who your partnered with...!


4:00 - 5:00 pm Roll home fulfilled with great memories starting the wait for next years Ice Fest.


Ice festival Links:

#1:  http://www.mwv-icefest.com/

#2:  http://www.mwv-icefest.com/blog/



More Info: as it becomes available I will post...


Waiver:  Read !!!

Be Warned!

Mountaineering, Skiing – Alpine or Back Country, Rock & Ice Climbing. Even Hiking can be by its very nature is an extremely hazardous activity.

Falling off any part of a climbing route or bouldering challenge or other associated activity's, hiking or backpacking to a destination could result in injury or death. Weather, it be Trail conditions, or be it a slip on a trail or falling objects like rocks, climbing gear or tree’s from above, including avalanche, can all incur injuries’ and/or death. You are always attending at your own risk!

Any information on this Meetup group page is for the basic understanding of what could be encountered. We do not guaranty any type of accuracy on this information. You should always, seek your own additional resources of information for any Meetup.  You as an active member! Perhaps? lacking any of the following, experienced knowledge, professional training, good judgment, moral caricature or a conscious or even good . We or anyone on any Meetup-Mountaineers cannot be held responsible in anyway.

When arriving at any Meetup you should always use your own best judgment. Weather or not the conditions “ both physical or mental” are in your best interests. The judgment, Is this a place you should or shouldn’t be?

If you get hurt! Don’t even think about blaming someone else. You made all the decisions and where warned.  Stepping out of bed and driving to the meeting location. Too walk up to the activity and participate is on you. We are not guides or leaders in any event held. Just the organizers of finding a meeting location that people with similar interests can meet and socialize and participate in doing activities in which we have chosen an interest in performing..

It’s always your right to back out at any time and live the good life at home in front of the television for the day….

That said have fun! Play safely! And take the responsibility of your own actions.

The Organizers…



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  • Tom S.

    pffff... 2pm? Me and Ashley arrived at Rumney 4:30pm, throw a top rope down, headlamps on and up we go.... haha that was a first for me

    2 · February 3, 2014

  • Jay B.

    Great Times... Climbing started about 2pm.. Smart folks not me, put on the headlamps when we geared up. only after limping the truck to the repair shop. Its a bitch with no power brakes or steering.. White knuckles for sure. Transferred all the gear to a Subaru and off to Frankenstein. standard Route with the pine tree finish then off to Dracula and a rap and walk out in the dark... What a weekend for sure..

    1 · February 3, 2014

  • Jay B.

    Hey my climbers meeting at Beas breakfast place at 7am. Or you can meet us at the parking lot for champney falls off the Kank at 9am ready to head in. If you have questions call me[masked]

    February 1, 2014

  • David F

    It seems like I have no ride, so have to cancel

    January 31, 2014

  • Tom S.

    sunday breakfast @ Sunrise Shack?!??!?!? yup, at least for my team? Chris @ Geoff you guys game?

    January 30, 2014

    • Courtney D.

      Yeah. I could be there. Depends on my sleeping situation.

      January 30, 2014

  • David F

    anyone driving from cambridge/somerville or south of boston for one day and can give me a ride? I live right by 93.

    January 27, 2014

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