Competitive ice climbing is a fledgling sport in the USA that is continuing to grow.


Our Mission

To support US competitive ice climbing, mixed climbing, and drytooling athletes with finances, training, competitions and safety standards. 

The ultimate victory in competition is derived from the inner satisfaction of knowing that you have done your best and that you have gotten the most out of what you had to give.
— Howard Cosell

What we strive for

  • Increased participation in competitive ice climbing, mixed climbing and drytooling.
  • Ice climbing included in the 2022 Beijing Olympic games.
  • Olympic ice climbing supported by the US Olympic Committee
  • An annual North American Ice Climbing Championships
  • A consistent US Ice Climbing World Cup competition.
  • Acceptance of indoor drytooling by US climbing gym owners.
  • Higher standards for safety equipment during UIAA speed climbing events.
  • An annual US ice climbing competition circuit.