Scarpa Phantom Tech Could Be Our New...

Scarpa Phantom Tech Could  Be Our New Favorite Boot!

You’ll see them in the park at Ouray, sending big in Cody, and definatly in Michigan where the temps often plummet. For good reason, too–we love the sensitivity and low weight for steep ice pitches. Nothing lets you climb better than warm, dry feet. Quick lacing for a customized fit. The same materials as our […]

Petzl Lazer Speed Light Ice Screw

Petzl Lazer Speed Light Ice Screw

Haven’t had a chance to fondle these beautiful screws?  Now is your chance- be sure to head on over to the Petzl booth at Ice Fest headquarters and talk to the Petzl rep and Munising Ice Pioneer James Loveridge to get the lowdown! The Petzl Lazer Speed Light ice screws are ultra-light and reduces every […]

Black Diamond QC Lab- Gear Doesn̵...

Black Diamond QC Lab- Gear Doesn’t Last Forever

    If you have never read the BD Blog QC you should head on over for some interesting reading on gear.  Pretty interesting stuff…..and reminded me that I should look at my gear a tad bit closer. “This month is first part of a series the QA engineers are doing on gear lifespan. Gear, […]

Score First Climb Of The Day With A P...

Score First Climb Of The Day With A Petzl Tikka XP!

  Many a Michigan Ice Fest veteran knows the only way to get on a climb first is to leave early!  If you are getting out to Dairyland and want first crack at the climb be sure to throw a Petzl Tikka XP in the pack and begin your Dawn Patrol in good light! The […]

Ice Conditions Report 2016/17

Ice Conditions Report 2016/17

Every year we are chomping at the bit to get out for the first climb of the season and we know a lot of you are as well.  The staff at Michigan Ice are keeping our eyes on the temps and are excited to be your go to for up to date ice conditions reports. […]

CAMP Climb 2017!

CAMP Climb 2017!

  Back for the 2017 Michigan Ice Fest will be CAMP CLIMB.  On Saturday and Sunday out at the Demo Curtains, Brett Merlin of CAMP USA will have a route set up where you can demo Cassin Climbing tools and crampons!  Be sure to come out and give this route a spin with these beautiful […]