USAIC Drytool Training Camp 2017



USA Ice Climbing is hosting a drytooling training camp for all levels of youth and adult athletes.  The camp is 2 days of climbing, discussion, and camaraderie. Join the training camp for the opportunity to learn a very fun and unique style of climbing from experienced athletes. Peabody Ice Climbing has multiple drytooling structures, on-site accommodation, and is 10 minutes from Fenton, MI restaurants.   

Open to all athletes 12 years old and over. Athletes welcome from all countries.

Time: Friday Nov 10th 6pm to Sunday Nov 12th 4pm

Location: Peabody Ice Climbing (Fenton, MI)

Cost: $175

If you would like to attend only part of the training event, please contact Kendra Stritch at The cost can be modified for your participation level.


Included in the Price

-          Accommodation (wood heated bunkhouse)

-          Coaching by Experienced Ice Climbing World Cup Athletes

-          Saturday Dinner

-          2 Days of Climbing

-          Use of competition tools


Drytooling Technique

-          Typical movement

-          Kicking into plywood

-          Figure 4s

Competition Strategy

-          Typical Holds

-          Getting the most out of route preview

-          Effective Warm-Ups

-          How to get your best mental focus

-          Competition preparation & visualization

-          Mock-Competition

Required Equipment

-          Climbing Helmet

-          Climbing Harness

-          Pants & Long-Sleeve Shirt

-          Light-weight Gloves (golf gloves recommended)

-          Crampon compatible boots

Suggested Equipment

-          Fruit Boots

-          Drytooling Tools

-          Crampons