Ages: 16 years & over with participating adult
Fee: $130 (Includes gear, instruction, transportation to Michigan, and lunch).
An ice ax, harness, helmet and crampons could only mean one thing...it's time for an ice climbing adventure! Learn how to ice climb as we travel to Fenton, Michigan to climb a 45' and 72' ice tower created by the Peabody Ice Climbing Club. To prepare, we'll spend an evening inside at Kendall Cliffs climbing gym to learn climbing and belaying techniques essential for ice climbing. Upon successful completion, participants will become belay certified. Dress for the weather; layers suggested. No experience necessary. The Pre-Trip Meeting is mandatory and exclusive for all paid trip participants. Feel free to call our office if you have additional questions or are interested in planning your own trip. Please bring a completed waiver to the Mandatory Pre-trip meeting.
The following is included with your trip:
Pre-trip meeting at Kendall Cliffs Climbing Gym to teach you how to belay and prepare you for your trip
Gear, as needed
Dinner and snacks
Personal Gear (clothing, toiletries, etc.)
Specific information about what you need to bring and the trip itinerary will be discussed at the mandatory pre-trip meeting. The pre-trip meeting is exclusive for all paid trip participants.
Participants are expected to have everything on the list for the trip. Outdoor Recreation can provide items with an “*”, so if you don’t have that item you don’t need to go out and buy it. The most important thing you might need is non-cotton layers, which can be found at home, borrowed, or at a thrift store.
Registration opens December 15 and ends at noon February 7. $15 late fee applies January 28.
Pre-trip meeting: February 12, 5:15 - 7:45 OR 7:30 - 9:45 p.m. at
Kendall Cliffs, 60 Kendall Park Rd, Peninsula, OH 44264
Trip : February 17, 6 a.m. - 8 p.m. Meet at
Garfield Park Center, 11350 Broadway Ave., Garfield Hts., OH 44125
- By registering, you acknowledge that you have read and understand the cancellation policy:
- Program fees and deposits are not refundable or transferable unless Cleveland Metroparks finds it necessary to cancel a program. Participants assume risk of all changes in personal health and affairs.
- If Cleveland Metroparks cancels a program, the cancellation will be posted on the registration page for that program. For programs other than races, participants will also be notified by e-mail and/or phone.
- With our professionally trained staff and ability to make equipment adaptations, most programs are accessible to anyone who would like to participate assuming they meet the essential eligibility criteria. Please make a request at the time of registration but no later than 5 business days prior to the program. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 216-341-1704.
General Essential Eligibility Criteria that all participants must meet. A participant….
- …must meet minimum age and pre-trip meeting requirements for each individual program.
- …must meet program fee requirements for each individual program.
- …must be able to remain adequately hydrated, fed, and properly dressed in order to avoid environmental injuries such as hypothermia, heat-related illnesses, sunburn, and frostbite.
- …must refrain from use of alcohol and tobacco before or during outdoor recreation activities and any illegal drugs throughout the duration of a program.
- …must be able, either alone or with the aid of a personal care attendant, to manage, administer and protect any prescription medications currently prescribed to him or her. All medications, including over-the-counter medications shall be declared in medical history section of the registration form.
- …must be able, either alone, with the aid of an augmentative communication device, or a personal care attendant to follow directions and communicate needs.
- …must not exceed manufacturers’ maximum recommended weight limit for equipment being used.
- …must be able to manage personal mobility either alone, with a reasonable amount of assistance, with the aid of a personal care attendant, or with adaptive equipment.
- …must be able to independently wear and maintain wearing all safety equipment correctly.
- …must be able, either alone or with the aid of a personal care attendant or adaptive equipment to travel at least 1 mile on varying terrain as well as be able to carry their own gear on backpacking trips.
- …must be able to, for backcountry programs only, travel in a physically demanding, remote backcountry environment for the uninterrupted period of the trip length, which can range from one to ten days with varying temperatures and environmental conditions including but not limited to, rain snow, hail, sun, and wind. The remoteness is such that cell signal may be unavailable, and it may require at minimum an hour, but perhaps in excess of 2 days travel to reach the nearest road and advanced medical care; participant assumes all costs associated with rescue.
Cleveland Metroparks staff can adapt many programs to be accessible to anyone who would
like to participate assuming they meet the essential eligibility criteria. Reasonable
accommodation can also be made. Please make a request at the time of registration but
no later than 72 business hours prior to the program. Contact us at
or at these telephone numbers.