Ice Climbing



Starved Rock State Park

No experience or equipment is necessary for Ice Climbing! If you’re a climber, have climbed in a climbing gym or even if you’ve never climbed beforeYOU CAN ICE CLIMB!  AGES 12 AND UP…

Ice Climbing on Real Frozen Waterfalls!

Starved Rock State Park-2018


We offer top roping of ice routes for absolute beginners in areas around Wisconsin(Gov Dodge and other locations), Illinois(Starved Rock), and Lake Superior Ice Climbing. We supply all your equipment and the most experienced PCGI Trained Instructors and Guides the Midwest has to offer to introduce you to the intense sport of ice climbing. Come join us with your group, family or just by yourself for this refreshing adventure! You’ll be glad you did!  AGES 12 AND UP!  $145/person with a 2 person minimum for half day- 3 hrs….- Please contact us in advance to verify that a specific location is available on your date Before you book your tour….

Ice Climbing


Vertical Adventure lead guide Joel Taylor has trained in ice climbing under the close watch of world renowned Canadian ice climber Will Gadd. Joel and the VA crew learned safety, anchoring, and ice climbing techniques and are ready to pass on that knowledge to you when you join the in the fascinating and awesome world of Ice Climbing. We are offer a range of services like Starved Rock ice climbing, an ice climbing tower, and more! 

The Nice Ice ice tower- Monee, IL


The only and best place to train on ice! Learn the basics as you ascend a 25 foot man made ice tower located close by in the South Suburbs of Chicago. We have a warming area, gear rental, trained instructors, auto belays, and more!  New for the 2017-2018 season is our outdoor HOT TUB! Bring your swim suit/towel and soak the muscles after some great climbing! The ice tower will be open as soon as weather permits. Watch here or our Facebook page for details!

$25/person if you have your own or or $75/person with lesson and gear for a day of climbing

**** Are you visiting us from out of town? We have LODGING on location.  Just $35/person/night and includes a HOT breakfast!

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Ouray Trip 2018- Pix!