Endorsed by Curators:
Come with us on a wintery outdoor adventure. We'll be headed up to The Gunks where we'll rope up to scale features such as icefalls, frozen waterfalls, cliffs and rock slabs. Instruction on winter climbing technique and safety will be offered by guides from the EMS School. No previous ice climbing experience required must be experienced top roping and top rope belaying.
The time reflects the class start time, please plan your travel to arrive at The EMS School 15 minutes early.
Ice climbers of all levels and climbers with experience top roping and top rope belaying.
Lunch and snacks
At least two liters of water
A dry set of clothes for the ride home
Waterproof winter apparel (ski or snowboarding gear works well)
Waterproof hiking boots with wool socks
Warm, waterproof gloves or mittens
Ice boots, crampons, and ice axe rental
Day pass for the preserve
Transportation is not provided by CRUX, however, we make every attempt to help participants coordinate travel plans. Participants can use this rideshare document to coordinate travel with fellow participants.
Trip costs include class fees, costs for tipping our wonderful guides, and Eventbrite fees. If you would like to pay CRUX directly so as not to incur fees from Eventbrite, please contact email@example.com.
Weather-related cancellations are fully refundable and decided by the EMS Climbing School guide on the day of the event. Weather cancellations are very rare and mostly happen if roadsare impassable or unsafe for regular passenger vehicles.
If conditions do not allow for climbing, you'll be notified by the Friday afternoon of your trip. We will work with the EMS school to arrange alternative instruction. Topics covered will be based on the desires of event attendees.
A minimum number of participants is required in order to run this trip. If enough people have not paid in full by the EMS Climbing Schools refund/cancellation deadline, the event will be canceled and tickets refunded.
Full refunds will be given to participants that cancel at least one week prior to the trip. A 50% refund will be given to participants who cancel prior to 5 PM the Wednesday before to the trip. No refund will be given after 5 PM the Wednesday before the trip. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org 50% refunds.