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IL Ice Fest- Sat. February 8- Climbing, Music, and Food!
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By Juggler
Jan 30, 2014
Ice at SR

Join us for the first IL Ice Fest to be held at the Frankfort Ice silo:

Chili Cook off Day so BRING your best batch of Chili for the day. Music, Clinics for beginners, and more! Climbing contests! Bring a dish to pass.... $10 extra for food if you do NOT bring a dish to pass..

The ice is HUGE this year so come and give it a go!

Mark's Famous slide show chronicling the history of Ice Climbing at Starved Rock State Park since the 80's.

Time: 10 AM till the party ends
Cost: $25(if you have your own gear) $55 if you need rentals

Climbing will also be open that Friday and Sunday! But call and let us know for these days

  • *Please save time and Sign the waiver on-line here before the event:

https://www.smartwaiver.com/w/5164522fcce09/web/

Please remember to join our FB page below if you have not yet done so.

Location: 8927 W. Steger Rd. Frankfort, IL Please call first to let us know you will coming and post up. 708-341-3255 Thanks


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By Woodchuck ATC
Jan 30, 2014
Rock Wars, RRG, 2008

? Update the former plans for Friday night climbing, any 'camp overs',, and Sunday climbing. Details for all asap to clarify uness it's now just a one day event.


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By george wilkey
From travelers rest sc
Jan 30, 2014
me

is there any place to camp on site?


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By Woodchuck ATC
Jan 30, 2014
Rock Wars, RRG, 2008

George, you will have to contact Juggler directly for that. He's at Michigan ice fest next few days..There is room out in farm field for tents, but a porta-potty facility is still needed for the event. I know nothing more about that yet,,keep asking but no decision yet.


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By george wilkey
From travelers rest sc
Jan 30, 2014
me

there would defiantly have to be at least a porta potty to get me to drive to Illinois, and some vegan chili at the chili cook off would be nice.


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By Woodchuck ATC
Jan 30, 2014
Rock Wars, RRG, 2008

I did a vegan (not even chicken) stew last time out,,,not a chili fan here either. I'm looking at least to come up with one of those small boating porta-pottys to have inside the old barn for use. But a regular size rental one is what has been suggested to those in charge.


Edit update of Feb 5th. The 50th anniv. of the Beatles arriving in American on Ed Sullivan is celebrated this weekend...with tons of Beatles era music on our sound system. Classics, including the sound tracks from 'Help and Vegas Cirque du Sole show 'Love'. ...and our usual playlist of Scorpions and AC/DC too!!


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By george wilkey
From travelers rest sc
Jan 30, 2014
me

you make sure there's a potty, make me some vegan stew, and show me how to ice climb and i'll drive out there.


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By Juggler
Jan 31, 2014
Ice at SR

george wilkey wrote:
there would defiantly have to be at least a porta potty to get me to drive to Illinois, and some vegan chili at the chili cook off would be nice.


Hey, we will have a place to take a crap, no camping, but you are welcome to stay at my place. Also, the chili depends on YOU. Since each person is supposed to bring their OWN batch of chili, whatever you like to share. Hope you can make it. Thanks

Joel


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By george wilkey
From travelers rest sc
Jan 31, 2014
me

is this just a one day thing? is there a website?


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By Juggler
Feb 1, 2014
Ice at SR

george wilkey wrote:
is this just a one day thing? is there a website?


We are climbing fri-Sun for anyone who wants to but the main day is Saturday. thanks

Just let us know if you want other days. No website, just nice Ice ice Climbing on FB

Joel


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By Woodchuck ATC
Feb 4, 2014
Rock Wars, RRG, 2008

Last bump' I'll do here. Thanks for contacting me George. I'll see you here late Friday afternoon I guess. Camp or stay here if you wish,, we will climb for sure on Friday night and all day/night Saturday too. Vegan stew is in the works for Saturday night group meal, bring your favorite fluids and other foods, snacks for rest of weekend. All gear will be available. Keep in touch.

Bulletin: I hear a suitable small porta potty will be available at the site for both days! Finally, chili dinner relief!!!


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By Juggler
Feb 6, 2014
Ice at SR

We are all set. Plowing is done, Ice is Great and food is ready to be cooked! C u there!


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By Woodchuck ATC
Feb 6, 2014
Rock Wars, RRG, 2008

Ready for climbing Friday night. Forecast is for low 20's on Saturday, with light snow in afternoon. Ice is thick, at least 5 topropes are set. Moved the extra couch outside for comfy viewing. Microbrews will be available to satisfy your thirst. Warm pot luck dinner on Saturday night, before the night climbs continue under the lights. Looks sweet for sure,,,all is finally ready. HUGE snow plow pile for those who want to dig out a large snowcave for something different to do with their tooltime!

Fat ice ready for weekend events.
Fat ice ready for weekend events.



Relax under the stars, throw insults at the climbers from comfort of the couch.
Relax under the stars, throw insults at the climbers from comfort of the couch.


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By Juggler
Feb 8, 2014
Ice at SR

Today- Come on out- Great Ice in IL!


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By Woodchuck ATC
Feb 9, 2014
Rock Wars, RRG, 2008

Great weekend,,didn't have a huge crowd, but lots of fun, great food and excellent ice. In recognition of the Fab'4 coming to the US 50 years ago today,,,we had eneless background Beatles music playing most of the day and night. A festive time..thanks to all who came out, participated and brought great food and snacks for all to enjoy.

Belay couch, with snow shield cushion in place. Blizzard conditions for a couple hours!
Belay couch, with snow shield cushion in place. Blizzard conditions for a couple hours!



Thick ice, deep snow, falling ice in the cold temps.
Thick ice, deep snow, falling ice in the cold temps.


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By Juggler
Feb 9, 2014
Ice at SR

George came a 2 day drive from South Carolina just for this little fest. First time ice climbing. He wins the award!


George
George



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Midwest Ice Climbing


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Midwest Ice Climbing


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By Juggler
Feb 9, 2014
Ice at SR


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By roger fritz from rockford, IL
Feb 9, 2014
Wichita Mountains, Sunshine Wall

Wish you were closer!!!


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By Juggler
Feb 9, 2014
Ice at SR

roger fritz from rockford, IL wrote:
Wish you were closer!!!


Yeah, don't you have your quarry to climb in?


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By Woodchuck ATC
Feb 10, 2014
Rock Wars, RRG, 2008

roger fritz from rockford, IL wrote:
Wish you were closer!!!


!! You're only 2 hours away on fast interstate roads all the way! We had George come all the way up from South Carolina just for his first ice experience. Keep in touch for usual weekend climbing days ahead.


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By Juggler
Feb 10, 2014
Ice at SR

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By Woodchuck ATC
Feb 11, 2014
Rock Wars, RRG, 2008

C'mon, take time to crop, brighten up pic, edit, to at least see it! Can't see a thing.


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