Ice Lessons

Vertical Endeavors Guided Adventures (VEGA) offers year-round outdoor ice climbing. All programs are led by guides who are required to have a solid base of personal experience and have completed VEGA guide courses. We are dedicated to providing you with the best experience possible. A signed VE Outdoor Waiver is required for all participants, climbers and spectators.

Ice Experience

Beat the winter blues and embrace the challenge of ice climbing with Vertical Endeavors Guided Adventures (VEGA) at Robinson Park in Sandstone, MN! This seven hour course from 9:00 AM–4:00 PM is great as both an introduction to ice climbing and to further your skills. No gear? No worry! VEGA provides all the technical equipment you will need.

Lesson includes:

  • 7 hours
  • Proper ice axe and crampon techniques
  • Coaching from our experienced guides while you climb
  • Placement of ice screws for lead climbing
  • Construction of ice anchors
  • Leashless ice climbing techniques
  • Dry tooling and mixed climbing concepts
  • Gear will be provided

Robinson Park – Sandstone, MN Time Rate: $225/climber
December 17, 2016 9:00 AM–4:00 PM Members receive a 10% discount!
January 7, 2017 9:00 AM–4:00 PM Members receive a 10% discount!
January 21, 2017 9:00 AM–4:00 PM Members receive a 10% discount!
February 11, 2017 9:00 AM–4:00 PM Members receive a 10% discount!

Don’t see a day that works for you? We offer private lessons to those that prefer one-on-one attention or small group settings. Want to schedule Ice Experience with your friends? We’ll guide unscheduled lessons with a minimum of six climbers. Our guides make sure that your experience is one that shouldn’t be missed!


NOTE: We must have a minimum of 6 participants to run each lesson (unless noted otherwise above).

Email to schedule your Outdoor Lesson today!

VEGA Refund/Cancellation Policy
A full refund/cancellation policy for Vertical Endeavors Guided Adventures (VEGA) is available here.

NOTE: Full payment is required to reserve your lesson, group or trip. If we need to cancel your lesson for any reason (including inclement weather), this will be done prior to the guide departing to meet your group and you may elect to transfer registration to another date (provided the same lesson is scheduled and space is available). If no lesson is available, a full refund will be provided by VEGA. Transportation not provided.

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