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10th Annual Smuggs Ice Bash - January 22-24, 2016

This year the Smuggs Ice Bash hosts its 10th year of the festival, celebrating Vermont’s rich history in winter climbing, which began in the early 1950’s. The festival’s ice climbing clinics teach beginners (no climbing experience necessary) to intermediate and advanced climbers looking to improve their technique, knowledge and experience with professional guides from Petra Cliffs Mountaineering School and Guest Guides from all over the Northeast.


Special Events

Petra Cliffs Learn to Climb, Intermediate, Learn to Lead, and Women's Clinics

2016 is the Chinese Year of the Monkey! Get into the swing of climbing with our professional and fun instructors - select from classes geared toward the total beginner, for those with some skills who want to improve their technique, to those who want to explore the realm beyond top roping: Learn to Lead. Clinics are three weeks long and include the use of rental gear, plus an additional 3 visits to come practice outside of class. A great way to meet new people! Members receive 10% off.