Ice Climbing the Catskills

P.O. Box 58. Rosendale, NY

www.alpineendeavors.com

Being out there in the winter is really great. It's so silent and peaceful, and it's always changing. And the idea of climbing on frozen water is really exciting. You have to take many things into consideration when climbing ice, which requires being able to read the ice. They pay attention to the thickness, the formation, and the color or blueness of the ice. When ice climbing, top ropes are connected to trees or ice, and the ice screws can hold up to 4,000 pounds of weight. When you go out on a climb with Alpine Endeavors, they get you all set up and select a climb that's appropriate to your needs. Alpine Endeavors offers professional climbing instruction and guiding to climbers of all ability levels for rock climbing, ice climbing, alpine climbing, and mountaineering. Alpine Endeavors can help you reach your climbing goals.