Outdoor ice wall

Ice tower news

Spring 2024 Season

Closed for the season, BUT...

Come dry tool with us on Mondays from 6-8pm!

We will keep the dry tool wall open as long as there's interest.

FREE for UAF students and SRC members.

$25 day pass fee for all others.
Purchase options:
  • online
  • In person:
    • SRC front desk
    • Outdoor Adventures office
  • Phone:
    • SRC: 907-474-5886
    • OA: 907-474-6027


Ice farming December 2023

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 with your 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.

MINORS: Please note that minors MUST be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to participate. Parents of minors aged 15 to 17 may submit a minors exception form, which will allow them to participate without a parent or legal guardian. This form can be found at the SRC front desk.

Click here to see photos!

uaf ice tower

Ice wall closures:

The tower will be closed on the following dates:

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  
Purchase day pass at SRC front desk or OA office Or online at mynookrec
  Day pass
UAF Students and SRC members Free

Non-SRC members

Must present receipt