Smugglers Notch Ice Bash – 2014


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Coming this weekend, January 24th-26th, 2014, is the 8th Annual Smuggler’s Notch Ice Bash!  Don’t miss the Friday night kick-off party and dry-tool comp at Petra Cliffs, and be sure to attend the presentation by guest speakers Lindsay Fixmer and Whit Magro at the Smuggler’s Notch Inn and Tavern on Saturday night.  And all throughout the weekend there will be an array of clinics and great demo gear to check out.  It’s sure to be a superb weekend of camaraderie and climbing.

Check out the Smuggs Ice Bash website for a complete schedule of events:

Schedule of Events

Conditions in the notch are shaping up nicely!

“Smuggs has improved drastically since earlier last week. This past weekend groups were out in full force taking advantage of the mild weather and good ice. Large groups from neighboring Colleges and Universities were out, saw the Mtn. Warfare School up there training and multiple personal climbing partners playing around on Jeff’s, ENT, Grand Confusion, and several other spots throughout the Notch.

Seems the ice held in there just enough, and the cold weather returned quick enough to deliver us a good rebound. Much of the Notch’s classics are in fine shape to climb. Sounds like with the exception of Doug’s Route and Prenup, the South wall is in climbable shape as well.

The road is definitely ski-able with a couple inches of snow on it these past couple days.” –Tim Farr  (1/20/14)

There are still some open spots in some of the awesome clinics that are offered:


 January 25 – Clinic Offerings

  • Intro to Ice Climbing – 1 Spot Available
  • Steep Ice Climbing Technique – 4 Available
  • Learn to Lead (two-day) – 2 Spots Available


January 26 – Clinic Offerings

  • Women’s Ice Clinic – 3 Spots Available
  • Intro to Ice Climbing – Spots Available
  • Skill Building: Using Double Ropes – 2 spots Available
  • Learn to Lead (two-day) – 2 Spots Available
  • Intro to Mixed Climbing – 2 Spot Available
  • Ice & Snow Anchors – Spots Available

Last Update: 1/21/14

Please call to book your reservation in a clinic!  Call Petra Cliffs Climbing Center: (802) 657-3872 or toll free: 866-65-PETRA.


NEice can’t wait to be apart of Smuggs Ice Bash.  We have hot soup ready to go and helicopters tuned up for flying.  See you there!


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