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February ice road trip?


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Ak Sasquatch · · Homer, AK · Joined Nov 2014 · Points: 80

Any advice on the best ice climbing road trip for February in North America?

Jim Amidon · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jun 2001 · Points: 880

Cody 

Detrick Snyder · · Michigan, for now · Joined Jul 2012 · Points: 140

+1 for Cody, WY. If you're looking for a different  experience, come to the upper peninsula of Michigan. For many of the climbs, you rap in, set an anchor as low as you dare, and lead out with lake superior nipping at your heels.  There's an annual ice fest every February.

Michael S. Catlett · · Middleburg, VA · Joined Oct 2014 · Points: 175

Canadian Rockies....Canmore, Banff, Lake Louise, and Field to Golden. More ice including numerous multi pitch lines than you can possibly climb in month long road trip. And even more if you want to head up the ice field parkway.


Feel free to contact me if you need beta.

Josh Hutch · · State of Jefferson · Joined Dec 2008 · Points: 90

Valdez AK

More ice than you could climb in a month, 3 minute approaches, and your already up there. Only problem would be finding partners.You MIGHT see 6 other people on the weekends. (Minus the ice fest weekend but it would be good to meet partners)

jon jugenheimer · · Madison, WI · Joined Apr 2006 · Points: 2,193

In NA, then the Canadian Rockies.  Hands down, upside down as Barry would say.  Banff, Jasper, Canmore, the Ghost, Field, David Thompson highway, Waterton, K Country...

Home to some of the biggest and longest ice in North America and home to the best mixed playground anywhere, The Stanley Headeall.  

Go now, book your trip and head north across the border and it will forever change your life.  

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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