The event is from Fri Dec 13 to Sun Dec 15 but the plan is leave TC on Fri Dec 13 evening and back in TC on Sat Dec 14 evening if anyone wants to carpool.
Please post your interests for the different events, which days you are interested to go, and if you would like to share or make your own arrangements for lodging. You can email me here with any questions, or call or text (no voice message) my google cell:[masked]-8868.
The Minnesota Climbers Association is organizing the 2013 Sandstone Ice Festival
- Ice Climbing Clinics,
- Intro to Ice Climbing
- Intro to equipment, clothing, keeping warm tips, crampon fundamentals, swing and hooking the tools, reading ice, removing tools, testing placement, planning the line, the climbing “flow,” resting, pulling bulges, down-climbing
- Intro to Mixed Rock and Ice Climbing
Hooking on sills, turning pick sideways on features, Brew-meisters, pick jamming and torquing, laybacks off features, switching to rock climbing and back, matching tools (leashless)
- Intermediate and Advanced Technique
Monkey-hanging, back-stepping, stemming, high stepping, reaching and stepping through, staggering placements, matching tools (leashless), pacing, traversing, efficiency, cauliflowers and chandelier ice, rotten ice, pillars, hanging pillars and curtains, thin ice.
- Women’s Ice Climbing Clinic
Women's clinic covers a diverse array of techniques, approaches and styles from beginner to advanced, depending on the needs of the attendees. There is no prerequisite for experience, and all levels of expertise are welcome.
*Clinic participants should come dressed for the cold weather and are required to bring their own harness, boots, and helmet. There will be a limited supply of demo gear available, please show up an hour early for clinics if you need demo equipment.
For climbing clinic questions email icefestinfo.com
Ice Climbing Clinic - http://www.sandstoneicefest.com/ice_climbing_clinics.html
Winter Climbing - http://www.sandstoneicefest.com/winter_camping.html
Frozen Kettle Chili Cookoff - http://www.sandstoneicefest.com/frozenkettle.html
Family Nature Walk (by Audubon) - http://sandstoneicefest.com/icefest_Nature_walk.html
Hotel - https://www.grandcasinomn.com/grand-casino-hinckley/where-to-stay.aspx
Lodging - http://www.audubon-center.org/crosby.htm
Looking for somewhere to stay that's close by and an alternative to the casino atmosphere?
Stay here at the Audubon Center of the North Woods, less than 6 miles west of Robinson Park in Sandstone, and enjoy peace and quiet on our peaceful lakeside nature reserve with over 7 miles of trails for skiing or snowshoeing.
Perfect for families!
Lodging rooms each have private bathroom and 4 sets of bunkbeds.
In conjunction with the Sandstone Ice Festival, we are offering the following lodging packages.
LODGING & BREAKFAST PACKAGES
One night lodging and continental breakfast - $60/room for up to 4 adults (or family of 4)
Two nights lodging and continental breakfasts - $100/room for up to 4 adults (or family of 4)
We encourage you to bring your own sleeping bag/linens, pillow and towels.
Add $5/person if you would like to use our linens (sheets, pillow, blanket and towels) - please let us know at the time of reservation.
Climbing Wall option:
We will schedule an open session on our indoor climbing wall on
Saturday, Dec. 15 from 7:30-10:00 p.m. for our guests if there is enough interest - $7/adult, $5/child.
Please indicate when making reservations if you are interested in this climbing wall option.
To make lodging reservations, please call[masked]