Minnesota Ice Climbing Guide

Minnesota Ice Climbing Guide- Guided Ice Climbing Adventures

Minnesota Ice climbing guide

Contact Hard Water Sports for Private and Small Group Ice Climbing Lessons.  Minnesota Ice Climbing Guide – contact Hard Water Sports for your next adventure.
651 302 1774

Hard Water Sports will custom fit a Minnesota ice climbing lesson to your climbing level.  We reenforce safe climbing practices while introducing the skills for ice climbing.

  • Use of ice tools, swinging techniques, resting hangs
  • Crampons, efficient kicking and stances.
  • Tricks to staying warm and comfortable.

The Minnesota ice climbing season doesn’t last long, call today to get information about classes and private Minnesota ice climbing guides.

Ice Climbing in Sandstone, Minnesota

Our guide service is located right in Sandstone, Minnesota – just minutes from the Ice Park.  We can provide complete outfitting and guided adventures for solo climbers and small groups.

Guided Minnesota Ice Climbing

Looking to give the sport of ice climbing a try ? A guide from hard Water Sports can get this adventure started.  We know how to provide a safe and fun climbing adventure, give us a call for your next adventure. 
651 302 1774

Ice Climbing Gear Rental in Sandstone, MN

Ice climbing gear rental available right in downtown Sandstone from Hard Water Sports – Ice Climbing Gear Rental  We have recently adding ice climbing gear to our rental department including; Black Diamond crampons, Grivel crampons, Petzl Nomic ice axes, Grivel Monster ice tools, boots from Scarpa, Vasque and La Sportiva.

Ice Climbing Gear Rental

Guided Ice Climbing Cancellation Policy

To protect the safety of our clients and staff Hard Water Sports reserves the right to cancel ice climbing classes due to extreme cold temperatures. Classes canceled due to weather will be rescheduled at a later date in the season.

Cancellations made 14 days or more in advance of the day of the tour will receive a 100% refund. Cancelation made within 14 days to 48 hours will receive a 50% refund. Cancellations made within 48 hours will not receive a refund.

  • Reservations are non-transferable under the cancellation date.
  • Make sure everyone in your group has read and understands the cancellation and refund policy as this will reduce misunderstandings and cancellation disputes.
  • Ice Climbing classes may be canceled of severe winter weather. Do not assume – call if you have weather relater concerns.
  • If there is a weather cancellation, students will be able to reschedule for the same class at the time of their choice.
  • We reserve the right to alter or cancel a class without prior notice due to severe weather, conditions beyond our control or in the best interest and safety of the trip.
  • We reserve the right to refuse services to anyone under the influence of drugs or alcohol and no refunds will be made.
  • All participants must sign a Waiver and Release of Liability form.
  • If minimum class size is not met, class may be moved to a later date.
  • Your safety is our number one priority, we reserve the right to make changes to our policies to better ensure a safe adventure for our clients and staff. Please check back for updates to the above policies.
Minnesota ice climbing guide

Gear-UP for Ice Climbing

ice climbing gear

Essential Ice Climbing Gear

Check out the list below for the gear you need for your next ice climbing adventure.


ice tools, special design for steep ice,
crampons, attach to boots, front points for kicking into ice and bottom points for stepping on ice ledges.
helmet, protect your melon
harness, climbing harness that fits over snow pants
boots, stiff soles to hold the crampons
belay/rappel device –
rope, designed for climbing with a dry coating
water resistant shell jacket – plenty of opportunities to get wet ice climbing
waterproof pants –
wool base layer – or synthetic, just not cotton
belay parka – fluffy down coats are awesome
gloves and mittens – several pairs, they get wet and it’s good to have a back up
hat – one that fits inside a helmet
ice screws -for setting anchors or leading
thermos – nice to have a warm drink when ice climbing
snacks – important to keep the calories coming in


Ice Climbing Gear Rental Hard Water Sports has ice climbing gear available for daily rental; crampons, ice tools, mountaineering boots.

Ice Climbing Instruction – contact Hard Water Sports  651 302 1774 and get your Minnesota Ice Climbing Guide

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