Outdoor Ice Wall


Join us on Friday, February 26th for our annual ICE JAM!! FREE!!

  • Who: All ability levels are welcome!
  • What: Speed climbing competition and dry-tool competition.
  • Where: UAF ice climbing tower.
  • When: Friday, February 26th from 5pm-9pm.
  • Why: Because it'll be a blast!! 


Winter Carnival!! (Special Ice Tower Hours)

What: Saturday, February 27th UAF will be hosting our annual Winter Carnival. Due to this the ice tower will be open from 6pm-10pm. 


*If you have a group of more than 5 people we ask that you set up a rental time outside of our public hours. Find rental information here.

A big THANK YOU to all who participated in the 3rd Annual Ice Jam! With approximately 30 competitors and a brand new and exciting dry-tooling competition, it was our most successful Ice Jam yet! Thank you to our sponsors Beaver Sports, Petzl, Black Diamond, and REI for donating the amazing raffle prizes! 

Speed Ice Comp Top Finishers, Women:

1) Kyoko Okano (130.13 seconds)

2) Allison Mogensen (136.06 seconds)

3) Karolina Pavic (262.43 seconds)

Speed Ice Comp Top Finishers, Men:

1) Brennon Whitermore (59.9 seconds)

2) Adam McComb (80.99 seconds)

3) Nick Janssen (85.78 seconds)

Dry-tool Comp Top Finisher, Women:

Allison Mogensen (furthest on the "orange" route)

Dry-tool Comp Top Finisher, Men:

Adam McComb (furthest on the "pink" route)



 Have questions about anchors, lead climbing, rappelling, places to climb, or other local knowledge? Tower staff will be happy to chat and help you out, or point you in the right direction!

 UAF Photo by Todd Paris

 UAF Photo by Todd Paris

Ice Wall Prices

 Day Pass           5-Punch Card     10-Punch Card
Students W/ SRC Membership         FREEFREEFREE
University Affiliate$10$30$50
General Public       $15$45$75

Who Can Ice Climb??

Beginners & experts are ALL welcome! We love teaching people and look forward to introducing you to the sport!

**We reccommend children be at least 10 years of age or older to ice climb due to the weight and nature of the equipment. 


All necessary equipment is included in the climbing fees and available for your use!  We have a full run of double plastic mountaineering boots, crampons, ice tools, harnesses, and helmets.

Ice Wall Closures

The Ice wall will shut down operation past -20 degrees F, both for safety and quality of ice. We will go off of the thermometer at the airport.

For more information contact:

Christian Mogensen
Outdoor Adventures Graduate Assistant
(907) 474-6027

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