Outdoor ice wall
Ice tower news
2022 season coming soon!
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.
All climbers must make an ice time reservation.
Online - click HEREIn person - SRC or OA front deskPhone - OA: 907-474-6027
All climbers must sign in at the tower yurt.
All climbers must have a current waiver on file with us.
UAF climbing wall certification is required to belay.
Staff is available to belay for you if you don't have a UAF belay cert.
Hours of Operation Spring 2021 - closed for the season
Starting Wed. 2/24
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.
Group rentals must be set up outside of open hours.
Rentals are subject to staff availability.
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
Must present receipt