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haleymay


Apr 22, 2010, 7:29 PM
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Ice Pit in Wisconsin?
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I just found some info about this place. I know its not ice climbing season anymore but I was curious if anyone has climbed there and what its like. I'm originally from WI but living in UT right now and am interested in possibly climbing there when I go back to visit family next winter. Thanks :)


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I just joined up there this year. Great climbing, great people.



It's a private organization and it's on privately own land.
To climb there you need to be a member or a guest of a member. "Guests" are limited to two climbing days a year.

It's also top-rope only and the ice is "enhanced".

let me know if you have any more questions.

Direct link to site:
http://www.theicepit.org/


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Thanks! How much is a membership (I suppose I could just check the website)? And can a member just refer a guest or do they have to go climbing at the same time?


granite_grrl


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We were thinking of checking it out on our way through the midwest for xmas last year. Looks like an awesome place, but freakn' expensive.


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Yup, guests need to go with a member. (Although I just emailed them and said I'd like to join and they paired me up with someone for a day).

It's $200 for the season. but for the Midwest...i'll take it. Fees cover gear (ropes, webbing etc) and access.

You can go twice a season as a guest (30$ a go) if you decide to join this will go towards your member fees.


patmay81


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so why dont they keep it open as a sport crag during the summer? it looks like its got potential, i might be wrong though.


shrug7


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it's very very chossy.

We do (try) some mixed climbing on it from time to time, and holds break constantly.


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cool, so its like northwest climbing! Wink


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