Ice Climbing

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The North Shore is the Midwest’s premier ice climbing destination. Combine frozen waterfalls with spectacular scenery and you have the ultimate winter adventure. Ice climbing with our professional guides instills the knowledge and confidence necessary to enjoy this exhilarating winter activity.

If you are a new climber who needs instruction or an experienced climber who wants to hone your skills, call us at 218-387-3136 to schedule a high voltage day of ice climbing.

Contrary to popular opinion, the North Shore does have a summer season. If you are looking for some warm weather options, check out our rock climbing tours.

DUE TO CURRENT STATE RESTRICTIONS, ALL TOURS ARE UNAVAILABLE RIGHT NOW. We can’t wait to climb with you, once it’s safer to do so! If you are looking for other outdoor activities you can do on your own, check out our rental options here. If you prefer to have your own gear, stop in or give us a call at 218-387-3136 and we can help you find a winter sport that is perfect for you.

When we are allowed to have our tours, they may look a little different, but Stone Harbor is here to help you recreate safely on the North Shore with our experienced guides. We are following the recommended guidelines from the CDC, WHO, and the state of Minnesota for guide policies and enhanced cleaning procedures.

We have always operated with small groups and continue to do so. If you do not wish to participate with others, you can request a private tour, although there is an additional cost for this. Outdoor recreating allows social distancing to be easily achievable most of the time, however we ask that you wear masks during closer interactions of six feet or less. Due to this recommended guideline, our complimentary transportation to and from the tour sites is unavailable until further notice.


Intro to Ice Climbing

Picture of ice climberIce Climbing tours are $150/person for groups and $275 for private individual tours. Meet at Stone Harbor at 9:00 am to get geared up. Before we start climbing, we review fundamental ice climbing techniques, communication and safety procedures. After that, your guide transports you to one of  the North Shore’s stunning ice climbing locations for a full day of thrills.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


What We Provide
  • Helmet
  • Crampons
  • Mountaineering (ice climbing) boots
  • Harness
  • All climbing equipment
  • Lunch & warm beverages

 

Recommended Packing List
  • Warm clothing that allows for plenty of movement (We recommend that you dress in layers to accommodate variable weather conditions and different levels of exertion throughout the day.)
  • A top and bottom waterproof shell for your outer layer
  • Wicking base layer
  • Warm socks that go up to mid shin
  • Warm, waterproof gloves that offer good dexterity
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses & strap
  • Head lamp or flashlight with fresh batteries
  • Water bottle or hydration pack (we have filtered water here at the store, if you need to fill it)
  • Cup for hot/cold beverages (unbreakable, travel-style mug)
  • If needed: medications; eye glasses and/or contact lenses and spare
  • Optional: camera in a waterproof, protective case

 

Are you missing something from the equipment list? All participants receive a 10% discount at Stone Harbor on the day before and the day of the trip. You can also check out our rental department if you prefer to rent winter outerwear.


All Stone Harbor tours and instruction require active, physical participation on the part of the guest. You must sign the Stone Harbor Guided Tours and Instructional Activities Waiver and Release of Liability form and the Stone Harbor Confidential Medical History form prior to participating in any Stone Harbor tour or instruction. Please call us at 218-387-3136 if you have any questions about the physical requirements or the risks associated with the activities.

Stone Harbor Wilderness Supply requires tours to be paid in full at the time of booking. If a cancellation notice is given greater than 48 hours before the scheduled tour, a full refund is granted, minus the $20 processing fee per person. No refund is given for cancellations within 48 hours of the tour.

If Stone Harbor Wilderness Supply cancels a tour ahead of time due to weather or other unforeseeable events, a full refund is given. Please note that light rain, snow, fog, or cooler temperatures do not cancel a tour. We are prepared with the correct equipment for different weather conditions.

We are committed to your safety. Our safety policy can be found here.

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