Nice Ice Climbing Silo- South Suburbs of Chicago! Celebrating our 7th Season of Ice!


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Juggler · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Sep 2009 · Points: 1,090
Open Climbing: See website below for details. OPEN WEEKDAYS OR NIGHT BY APPOINTMENT

WEBSITE: NiceIceSilo.com

OPEN STARTING JAN. 15TH, 2016

Great Ice and no long drive in the snow! Call to confirm your attendance- 708-341-3255- Joel

$35 climb fee if you have your own gear. $60 with gear rental.

PM us with your plans to attend and for location details. This is a PRIVATE residence..... Thanks

We are in our 7th season at the silo tower in South Suburbs of Chicago.

If you can make it call me at 708-341-3255 right away and I will give you costs and location details. You must commit to coming out before location will be revealed.


We have gear for rent and a heated lounge area

Checkout our Facebook Group page:

http://www.facebook.com/groups/108607705892132/

We will be farming ice all the time(when temps permit) that we can and will post updates in this thread so keep watching HERE
Thanks

Joel and Ed

N-Ice

Ice Fest- Feb. 28, 2015

ice view
westside

nice day

http://tinyurl.com/kqusyno
Juggler · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Sep 2009 · Points: 1,090

Nice Ice!

Tues, Feb. 10, 2015 7- 10 AM

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S Denny · · Aspen, CO · Joined Sep 2008 · Points: 20

leashes are required? weird

Juggler · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Sep 2009 · Points: 1,090
S Denny wrote:leashes are required? weird
Leashes are Optional-
ebnhils · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2011 · Points: 0

You would think insurance would want you to tie in correctly, not using a carabiner through the belay loop.

Juggler · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Sep 2009 · Points: 1,090
UPDATE: Will Gadd, expert ice climber, has said that climbing with a carabiner locked into your BELAY loop is perfectly fine!
Marc H · · Denver · Joined May 2007 · Points: 250
Juggler wrote:Yes, we do usually, though this way helps keep your hands warmer. It is usually tough to tie in with gloves and leashes on and it moves things quicker.
As long as your hands are staying warm and you're moving as many people through the silo as possible (to make as much money as possible), I'm sure your insurance company will be OK with it. Haha
NickinCO · · colorado · Joined Sep 2010 · Points: 155

Wow.. taking a lot of grief for this... It's Chicago and it's climbable... I guess when you live in Colorado you really don't see the issue =) I don't think there's any ice left after all this rain anyways.

S Denny · · Aspen, CO · Joined Sep 2008 · Points: 20

didn't realize this was commercial... thought it was more of a boys club deal

Juggler · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Sep 2009 · Points: 1,090

Yes, no ice right now but we start making ice again Thurs. night.

Our group is a non profit club and we do have guest passes and memberships if anyone needs info. We are NOT commercial. Thanks

Erik Tasker · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Oct 2010 · Points: 30
ebnhils wrote:You would think insurance would want you to tie in correctly, not using a carabiner through the belay loop.
Haha! +1
Andy Novak · · Golden, Co · Joined Aug 2007 · Points: 305

You guys look like the biggest nOObs ever. Just Sayin.

Juggler · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Sep 2009 · Points: 1,090

We usually climb it with NO ropes! LOL That takes away the whole issue.... just sayin :)

J. Albers · · Colorado · Joined Jul 2008 · Points: 1,793
Andy Novak wrote:You guys look like the biggest nOObs ever. Just Sayin.
Given your comment, perhaps you guys have something in common then. Just sayin.
Juggler · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Sep 2009 · Points: 1,090
J. Albers wrote: Given your comment, perhaps you guys have something in common then. Just sayin.
Just sayin....AMEN. The end
roger fritz from rockford, IL · · Rockford, IL · Joined Aug 2009 · Points: 60

I am a Illinois Ice climber and I am quite envious that you have a ice silo at your fingertips. I enjoy the 2-6 hour drive to get to good ice, but in the back yard...awesome!

Bud Martin · · Bozeman, MT · Joined Apr 2010 · Points: 380
Juggler wrote:Thanks...not so weird, really
Nope, pretty weird.
Juggler · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Sep 2009 · Points: 1,090
roger fritz wrote:I am a Illinois Ice climber and I am quite envious that you have a ice silo at your fingertips. I enjoy the 2-6 hour drive to get to good ice, but in the back yard...awesome!
Thanks.. it is nice to have this available. Join us sometime. Check here for updates. Your words of support are appreciated

Look who stopped by to climb:

Ho Ho...
Stich · · Colorado Springs, Colorado · Joined Jan 2001 · Points: 1,470

Dude, I loved the Battle of the Just Sayins. Awesome.

Have fun with your silo ice, you Chicagoans!

Woodchuck ATC · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Nov 2007 · Points: 3,110

Several articles have been written in the mags over the years covering the 'woes of a midwest climber'. It continues and we adjust for what we can get each year. We can't all live in rock and ice country.

roger fritz from rockford, IL · · Rockford, IL · Joined Aug 2009 · Points: 60

In your 2nd photo of the thick ice last year, you wrote: "built in hazards". I love to climb big icicles! There is something about placing tools and crampons into hangers and keeping them intact for the next guy to try! I call that a built in opportunity! Just sayin!

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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