We have ice climbing in Sandstone Minnesota. Farmed ice, flooding the old quarry walls giving us Minnesota’s first Ice Park.
In the past few years piping for sprinkler heads have been installed above the cliffs in Robinson Park. The farmed ice draws in climbers from across the United States and has become a destination spot for many seeking frozen walls of ice.
The Sandstone Ice Festival started back in 2004, helping to open the park to the climbing community.
Ice Climbing in Robinson Park Quarry on the edge of the Kettle River.
The Robinson Park is open to the public for climbing year round, the Ice climbing starts in early December (or when it’s cold enough) and the Ice Festival happens January the first weekend in January.
Rent Ice Climbing Gear in Sandstone MN
Ice climbing gear is is available to rent in Sandstone, anyone looking to give the sport a try can easily get outfitted from local guide service – Hard Water Sports.
Ice climbing gear rental
Minnesota Ice Climbing
The ice climbing in Sandstone Minnesota has brought fame to the small town. The ice climbing park gets regular visitors from all ove the midwest including Iowa, Wisconsin, and Manitoba.
Ever year the Chicago Mountaineering Club returns to climb ice in Sandstone. We get school groups from Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin.
Guided Ice Climbing in Sandstone MN
Local guide shop, Hard Water Sports, can safely provide you with instuction for ice climbing. The guides will hang the ropes and help you get outfitted with all the proper ice climbing equipment.
Minnesota Guided Ice Climbing
Sandstone in the News – USA Today Sandstone Ice Climbing