2nd Annual Queer Ice Fest

Join us for a fun weekend of community, climbing, and fun in the winter playground of Keene Valley, NY. All abilities are welcomed!

Presented by the Adirondack Queer Climbers Alliance, this is the only ice climbing festival in the United States devoted to creating space for LGBTQIA+ climbers. Come meet and climb with folks from all over the northeast. Whether you’ve ice climbed a bunch, or never, you are welcome. Gear rental for the day on Saturday will be provided by CRUX at no charge.

  • Friday the 17th: meet and greet event coordinators and participants from 6-9pm.
  • Saturday the 18th daytime: climb with a beginner or intermediate group
  • Saturday the 18th evening: event celebration with Naussica Pitaressi playing her amazing music and Robbi Mecus giving a presentation on climbing in Alaska
  • Sunday the 19th: climb with a new friend or a group all day!

Gear provided by Crux Climbing and The Mountaineer.

Lodging discount offered by The Rooster Comb Inn.

Event space provided by the Keene Valley Public Library.

Climbing gear raffle provided by Grivel.

Musical performance by Nausicaa Pitaressi

Alaska climbing presentation by

Event limited to 40 people. Register online.