Ice Climbing



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…


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Ice Climbing on Real Frozen Waterfalls

We offer top roping of ice routes for absolute beginners in areas around Wisconsin, Illinois, and Lake Superior. 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….


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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 30 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 2016-2017 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 $95/person(2 minimum) with lesson and gear for 2-3 hrs of climbing

**** Are you visiting us from out of town? We have LODGING on location.  Just $30/person/night and includes a HOT breakfast!

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 Michigan UP Ice Climbing Trip planned! MI Ice Fest- Feb. 16-20, 2017

5 Days(4 nights) Ice Climbing Trip to Lake Superior and Pictured Rocks Lakeshore!
Join us as we climb on Lake Superior where the ice is blue and the skies are even bluer. This multi day trip is great for more advanced climbers or climbers that really want immerse themselves into the world of ice climbing. Climbers must be in good shape and able to hike up to 1.5 hrs in the snow to the climbs depending on where we climb. Snow shoes will be provided, if needed.

Lodging will be at the Munising, MI Holiday Inn Express. Soak the evenings away in the large hot tub and enjoy hot breakfasts before we head out to the ice each day. Rooms will be shared with others unless private is requested- extra fee will apply to private room requests.
Package includes: 3 and a half days of Ice Climbing and ice gear, guides, 4 nights lodging, and breakfast each day. Transportation, other meals, and gratuity not included. Carpooling can be arranged or you can meet us up there. Space Limited….Just $550 pp plus food and transportation  and Ice Fest registration