Cornell Tree Climbing Institute

Ice Climbing - Fingerlakes

Ice Climbing - Fingerlakes

Join us as we tiptoe up frozen waterfalls. Come learn the fundamentals of this incredibly unique form of climbing while enjoying two full days in the beauty of a Northeastern winter. Emphasis is on front pointing and belayed technical climbing - techniques best suited to the steep water ice typically found in the Northeast. Covers equipment, German technique (front pointing), tool selection and placement, and winter safety and comfort. Attendance Policy: Attendance at all classes is mandatory.

Course Schedule

Date Time Activity
Mon Jan 27 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm Class
Sat Feb 1 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Outing
Sat Feb 8 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Outing
Sat Feb 22 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Alternate Outing

Enroll Now

Courses are open to everyone. Students can enroll on Student Center. Anyone may also enroll by contacting Amy Woodin:

Amy Woodin
(607) 255-6183

The Essentials

Prerequisites: Basic rock climbing or equivalent experience.
Course Fee:
$295.00 (students)
$325.00 (CU faculty/staff)
$370.00 (community)
Interested in Financial Assistance? Download an application and see if you qualify.
Drop Deadline:
Friday, January 24, 2014
PE Credit
Available for PE credit.
P ED 1654 (ID #9963)
Course Coordinator
Rob Cook
(607) 254-8255

First Class:
Attendance at first class is required. Bring completed medical forms and health insurance information.

Equipment Needed:
Please see course coordinator.

See the equipment list for this course. You may also find our list of Sources of Outdoor Gear helpful.