During Ice Fest our headquarters is the ultimate “toy shop” that a climber can dream of. From clothing to gear if it is made for ice climbing, you’ll find it here! All of the leading manufacturers will have booths set up displaying and selling the latest and greatest gear with sales representatives on hand to answer any questions you might have. And that’s not even the best part! As a participant at the Michigan Ice Fest you are entitled to a 20% discount on all purchases made during the festival.
From now until Ice Fest we will be giving you a sneak peak on a small sampling of what you can expect to find in the sponsor booths!
Black Diamond Stinger Crampon
Designed to tackle serious ice and mixed lines on winter crags and alpine faces the world over, the Black Diamond Stinger is our lightweight stainless steel crampon with a replaceable monopoint. An asymmetrical design fits the contours of modern mountain boots, and thin, low-profile heel and toe wires offer a precise fit for less weight.
Lowa Women’s Weisshorn GTX
LOWA’s most technical mixed-route alpine boot, the Weisshorn GTX® is a great all-arounder, perfect for a trip to Mt. Rainier or the Canadian Rockies. The FLEXFIT-SYNCHRO articulated ankle design allows for easy ankle flex in steep, glaciated terrain. The Double Tongue design, with a removable & adjustable inner tongue creates a perfect fit across the top of the foot, while foot-hold and lacing is enhanced with the I-LOCK lacing cam. The I-CORE sole insert reduces weight, provides rigidity. Durably waterproof/breathable, automatic crampon-compatible and made on a women’s-specific last.
Deuter Gravity Expedition 45+
The Deuter Gravity Expedition 45 climbing pack was designed specifically for the needs of our professional guides. Bringing together years of backcountry and high alpine climbing experience, we’ve created a minimalist and ultra light weight but highly functional companion for extreme tours.
Cassin X-Gyro Lanyard
The innovative X-Gyro lanyard system uses a patented swivel design that allows each attachment point (harness left axe right axe) to rotate completely independently from the others. This means no more tangles and no more twisting. The rewind elastic webbing cords stretch easily for swinging and contract back to their original length to keep them out of the way. Attachment to the axe can be done in two ways. For maximum security, use the loop of cord to girth-hitch the spike or handle of the axe. Or make it easy to attach and detach the axes with two small connecting carabiners included. Available in two lengths to fit all climbers.
Mountain Hardwear Dragon Hooded Softshell Jacket
Perfect for long climbing days in the backcountry- this alpine soft-shell workhorse has incredible stretch, durability, and weather protection all packaged in a new, lightweight, decidedly featured silhouette.