Michigan Ice Fest
Feb 19

Michigan Ice Fest

FEB. 14 - 19, 2017

This wonderful grassroots event has been taking place since the early 1990’s, making it one of the oldest Ice Fests in the country. During Ice Fest there will be opportunities to try out the latest climbing gear and clothing, instructional courses, clinics on a variety of ice climbing related subjects, as well as interesting and inspiring slide shows from world-class climbers.

We hope that you will all come and enjoy the incredible ice routes that the Upper Peninsula has to offer, and become part of our eclectic, fun, amazing growing group of friends. From first time climbers to the seasoned veteran, the Michigan Ice Fest offers an educational experience where one can bond with other adventurous souls, in one of the most beautiful setting one can imagine. 

Chicago Chapter Whipper Clinic
8:30 am08:30

Chicago Chapter Whipper Clinic

  • First Ascent Avondale

The AAC Chicago Chapter is hosting a Whipper Clinic at First Ascent Avondale. If you've ever been afraid of falling, this clinic will (hopefully!) leave you with a better lead head so you can feel more confident when working through cruxes on your projects. In addition, we plan on covering how to give a soft catch and its importance if it's a skill you need to brush up on.

Please note: you must be lead certified to participate in this clinic! 

We would love to get a rough estimate of who is attending, so please either post on the event page - HERE - or change the status of 'I'm interested' to 'Attending.'

We looking forward to seeing you there!

Sep 18


SEPT 16TH - 18TH, 2016

Calling all AAC Members! This fall the Great Lakes Section of the American Alpine Club and Down Wind Sports will host the third annual: CLIMB UP!

This four day event is organized for our American Alpine Club Members and Midwest rock climbers to gather, climb, socialize and celebrate another year of adventure. Our event location will be at Silver Mountain in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Activities will include slideshows, slacklining, sport and trad climbing, new route development, clinics, and shoe demos. Climb UP! is a celebration of climbing , and community and we encourage all climbers to bring their families and friends to enjoy the fantastic climbing the Upper Peninsula has to offer.

Participants are encouraged to rustic camp at the climbing site and enjoy evenings around the bonfire. Tell your friends and mark it on your calendar! SEPT 16th-18th 2016

MORE INFO: http://downwindsports.com/mainSite/events/climb-up/