Top 5 Ice Climbing Destinations

1. Yosemite, California (Yosemite National Park)

Yosemite National Park offers several ice climbing options including The Widow's Tears, Silver Strand and Upper Sentinel Falls.

2. Valdez, Alaska (Valdez-Cordova)

Valdez, Alaska is often referred to as "the best ice climbing place in America" because there are literally hundreds of ice climbs in its vicinity.

3. Keene, New York (The Adirondack Wilderness)

The Adirondack wilderness offer several ice climbs including the Pharaoh Mountain, Trap Dyke and Avalanche Lake.

4. Mammoth Lakes, California

There are several climb options for skilled climbers at Mammoth Lakes including Deadman's Summit, Indiana Summit, the Geothermal Boulders, Rock Creek, Alabama Hills, and the Buttermilk.

5. Ouray, Colorado

Ouray, Colorado is the site of the Ouray Ice Festival. The festival was first held in January of 1996 and is widely recognized as being the premier gathering of its kind attracting ice climbers from all over the world.