Outdoor ice wall

Ice tower news

2022 season coming soon! 

We are currently spraying the ice tower to get it ready for the season. 
Due to the somewhat unpredicatible nature of ice farming, we do not have an open date set yet. However, we are tentatively expecting the tower to be ready early February. Stay tuned!

Ice tower 2020

Picture from Spring 2020 season

Whether you're a seasoned ice climber, or have never tried ice climbing before, the UAF ice tower is a great place to learn, train, or just hang out and get some laps in. Our friendly and helpful staff will get you set up and fitted with all the gear you need to climb, so don't worry if you don't have your own!

FREE for UAF students with an SRC membership!

Day pass fee applies to all others (see below). Passes may be purchased at the SRC front desk, or Outdoor Adventures during open hours. 

All technical gear is provided (double plastic boots, crampons, helmets, harnesses, ice tools). We have limited quantities.

UAF climbing wall certification is required to BELAY. You may CLIMB without a certifcation as the tower staff is happy to belay for you.

uaf ice tower


Ice wall closures - Closed for the season

The tower will be closed on the following dates:

  • Spring Break (3/6 - 15, 2021)

For safety reasons the ice tower will shut down operation at -20 degrees F.

To avoid confusion we go off of the thermometer at the Fairbanks airport.



Ice tower rental

Rent the ice tower for you next event!

Rentals include staff and all technical ice climbing gear (double boots, ice tools, harnesses, and helmets). Participants will need to bring apropriate clothing.

Please note:
Group rentals must be set up outside of open hours. 

Rentals are subject to staff availability. 

Tower rental rates

Ice tower prices

  Day pass 5-punch card 10-punch card
Students W/ SRC membership and SRC members Free Free Free

University affiliate (staff, students w/o SRC membership)

Must present receipt

$10 $30 $50

General public

Must present receipt

$15 $45 $75