Introductory Ice Climbing
This is what winter is all about here in New Hampshire, climbing on exquisitely beautiful ice formations, getting to play with high-tech tools, and enjoying the pristine winter landscape.
Prepare to watch yourself climb steeper taller ice than you ever expected. Our focus is on getting you climbing while teaching about gear, knots, belaying and movement on ice that is needed for a safe fun day. Individuals new to the sport or with limited experience will enjoy learning from our professional guides who take the time to cater to you. We take the pressure off of trying something new by keeping the atmosphere lite and fun.
Dates:Daily (December to March)
$225 group of two
$175 group of three
All prices per person.
Guided Ice Climbing
Dates: Daily November to March
Cost: $450 Private; $300 Group of two; prices per person equipment included.
Specifically set up for families and groups of 4-10 climbers. MMG provides the guides, gear, and support to have an excellent climbing day. Climbers from beginner to advanced are welcome.
MMG has hosted many groups for their day: Nature Girls, NH Woman's Hiking Group, iRobot, Thermacell, Dartmouth College, Brown University, Boy Scouts, Navy Academy.
Lake Willoughby is one of the finest steep waterfall ice climbing areas in the United States. In terms of sheer volume of vertical ice there is no place in the eastern United States like Lake Willoughby.
The Lake is located in Vermonts Northeast Kingdom in a spectacular setting. The cliffs of Mt Pisgah rise up for hundreds of feet from the narrow fiord like valley that cradles the deepest lake in Vermont. These sheer rock walls are plastered with ice columns up to 500 feet high.
On MMG’s one and two day steep ice climbing trip we will ascend of a few of the Lakes challenging multi pitch ice climbs. The climbs are steep and long, the weather can be cold and windy, the wind chills can be extreme.
If we get lucky and climb on a sunny windless day, the ice may turn plastic and we will be bathed in the afternoon sunshine – perfect conditions!
This is the place to climb if you are looking for the longer, more challenging steep ice routes in the northeast.
$300 group of two
$750 group of two
All prices per person.
To ice climb in the mountain environments of the Northeast, one must be prepared. Assembling the necessary gear is an essential step in achieving your goals.
Mooney Mountain Guides provides all the technical gear for it’s ice climbing courses and guided climbs. This includes: boots, crampons, ice axes, ropes, and harnesses.
Guests climbing with MMG are required to provide their own personal gear. This includes: clothing, food, water, backpack, gloves, mittens, and balaclava. To see an exact gear list click here.