ANNUAL ICE FEST


2018 Annual Ice Fest - November 9 and 10, 2018

CityROCK’s Annual Ice Fest is a two-day event to celebrate all things ice. Ice Fest gives spectators, novices, and pros a chance to learn about, participate in, and discuss the disciplines of ice and mixed climbing. Ice Fest culminates in an epic dry tooling competition and mega raffle of gear from our sponsors!

This year, we partnered with the Access Fund to raise money and awareness. The Access Fund is the national advocacy organization that keeps U.S. climbing areas open and conserves the climbing environment. For more info, go to www.accessfund.org. $5 of the $10 entry fee for Saturday and all raffle proceeds will go directly to Access Fund.

GENERAL SCHEDULE
Friday, November 9, 2018
5:30 to 7:30 PM: Evening Clinics
7 PM: 2018 Ice-Breaker Party (Music by Woodshed Red starts at 8 PM)

Saturday, November 10, 2018
8 to 11 AM: Youth Competition
9 to 11 AM: Morning Clinics
12 PM: Vendors booths and Demos
12 to 5 PM: Qualifiers Comp
6 to 9 PM: Finals Comp
9 PM: Raffle
10 PM: (or as soon as the raffle is over) Award Ceremony

ICE-BREAKER PARTY
The “Ice-Breaker” is the official “Grand Opening” with the purpose of having the Pros meet the non-professional climbers and community. It’s a free, informal party with live-music from Woodshed Red, and refreshments held at the Ute & Yeti. Competitors participating in Saturday’s comps, along with the gym’s members and clients, are invited to attend the event for a time of sharing, socializing, and fun. Upslope Brewing Co. will be onsite and will give out Upslope goodies. The Ute & Yeti will have food and drink specials available for the duration of the event.

Days: Nov 9 and 10
Cost: Friday: Free

Saturday: $10 Entry fee. 1 Raffle ticket with entry

Extra Raffle Tickets:

1 for $5

5 for $10

12 for $20


CLINICS

BASIC ICE AND MIXED CLIMBING TECHNIQUES WITH KENDRA STRITCH

Want to learn to ice/mixed climb, but don't know where to start? Learn the basic techniques of ice and mixed climbing with this introductory course taught by the 6th fastest female speed ice climber in the world, Kendra Stritch.

Kendra Stritch was the first American to win a stage of the UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup. She is one of the fastest females in speed ice climbing.

Days: Friday, Nov 9
Times: 5:30 to 7:30pm
Cost: $55 Members

$60 Non-Members

Includes use of tools if you do not have your own.


Days: Saturday, Nov 10
Times: 9am to 11am
Cost: $55 Members

$60 Non-Members

Includes use of tools if you do not have your own.


TRANSITIONING FROM INDOORS TO OUTDOORS AND ROCK TO ICE WITH PHIL WORTMANN

Learn the ethics of outdoor climbing and how it differs from indoors. Learn how to train and transition from rock climbing to ice/mixed climbing with local hardman and Pikes Peak Alpine School guide Phil Wortmann.

Phil Wortmann has a strong resume of ascents and first ascents in the Rockies, Cascades, and Alaska. He excels at mixed climbing. His attention to finer details and high standards for safety make him one of the best guides in the Rocky Mountain Region. Photo credit Stacie Scott, The Gazette

Days: Friday, Nov 9
Times: 5:30 to 7:30pm
Cost: $55 Members

$60 Non-Members

Includes use of tools if you do not have your own.


Days: Saturday, Nov 10
Times: 9 to 11am
Cost: $55 Members

$60 Non-Members

Includes use of tools if you do not have your own.


MENTAL TRAINING AND STRATEGIES FOR ICE AND MIXED CLIMBING WITH CHRIS SNOBECK

Learn how to mentally train for ice and mixed climbing, strategies for approaching routes that test your physical and mental abilities, and intermediate to advanced mixed climbing techniques with elite mixed climber Chris Snobeck.

Chris Snobeck is the second American to climb M15- with his red point of Saphira in Vail. He is an athlete with CAMP USA, BlueWater Ropes, Julbo Eyewear NA, Hyperlite Mountain Gear, Himali, and Nuun Hydration.

Days: Saturday, Nov 10
Times: 9 to 11am
Cost: $55 Members

$60 Non-Members

Includes use of tools if you do not have your own.


Competitions (Saturday all day)

YOUTH COMP

Time: Saturday from 8 to 11 AM
Format: Redpoint
Cost: Member $20 Non-Member $25
Top 3 youth competitors will win prizes from our sponsors.
Top competitors have the option to compete in qualifiers and finals.


QUALIFYING COMP

Time: Saturday from 12 to 5 PM
Format: Redpoint (high point zones)
Cost: Member $30 Non-Member $35
Maximum of 50 competitors.
Top 10 men, top 10 women will move on to finals.
9 Top rope, 1 Lead route


FINAL COMP

Time: Saturday from 6 to 9 PM
Format: On-sight (high points)
10 women and 10 men will compete for the highest scores in this lead-only competition. 3 routes. 6 minutes to climb, 1 minute to transition, 6 minutes to rest, 1 minute to transition, repeat. Top 3 women, top 3 men will be awarded cash purse prizes of $500, $350, $175.


Demos, Vendors, and Sponsors

Pikes Peak Alpine School, Mountain Chalet, Heuberger, Adidas/Terrex, Access Fund, Upslope Brewing, CAMP USA, and others will set up vendor booths from 12 PM to 9 PM, offering interactive challenges where you can win awesome prizes, games, demos of equipment, and more. No experience necessary, everyone can participate.