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Urban Base Camp

For the 17th Annual Bozeman Ice Climbing Festival,
the ice is coming to downtown Bozeman!

On Saturday and Sunday, December 14 and 15, we will be holding the internationally sanctioned Open North American Ice Climbing Championships  presented by Lowa and Voke Tab on a man-made ice-tower erected on the lawn directly adjacent to the Emerson Cultural Center. In addition to the climbing
spectator events, we will be hosting a community winter carnival, the “URBAN BASE CAMP.” We invite you to be a vendor and become part of what will be the most talked about event of the winter.

Emerson Lawn Map
Download the Urban Base Camp Map

The “Urban Base Camp” is an opportunity for our ice festival sponsors, local businesses, conservation groups and other like-minded winter enthusiasts to get outside, farmer’s market style, celebrate winter, and experience an Olympic-caliber, extreme sporting event. Come share your brand and products and meet hundreds of local and visiting winter enthusiasts, as well as your Bozeman neighbors.

The “Urban Base Camp” will consist of tent and table spaces lining the perimeter with the impressive ice tower the centerpiece on the north end of the park. There will also be climbing gear demos on a unique “Ice Boulder,” food vendors, activities for kids, fire pits and plenty of Montana hospitality.

Come visit these Urban Base Camp Vendors

Stay tuned for as we list more vendors at the 2013 Urban Base Camp.

SCHEDULE FOR THE 2013 URBAN BASE CAMP

 

Friday, October 17

Deadline to reserve special package with space at the Urban Base Camp AND Ad Space in printed Official Program.

Monday, December 1

Deadline to reserve space at the Urban Base Camp. Space is limited to 50 vendors.
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm: Intro to Anchors and Ice Screw Clinic. Register below.
2:00 pm: Begin setting up tents and space at the Emerson Park.

Saturday, December 14

8:00 am: Begin setting up tents and space at the Emerson Park.
10:00 pm to 8:30 pm: Urban Base Camp open to the public. Food vendors, climbing demos, roast your own dogs and s’mores, fire pits and more!
10:00 am to 3:30 pm: Intro Ice Climbing Classes. Register below.
8:00 am to 3:00 pm: U.I.A.A. Open North American Ice Climbing Championships – Lead Climbing Preliminaries
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm: U.I.A.A. Open North American Ice Climbing Championships – Lead Climbing Finals
Immediately following Finals: North American Champion Presentation and Medal Ceremony

Sunday, December 15

10:00 pm to 2:00 pm: Urban Base Camp open to the public. Food vendors, climbing demos, roast your own dogs and s’mores, fire pits and more!
10:00 am to 3:30 pm: Intro Ice Climbing Classes. Register below.
10:00 am to 3:00 pm: U.I.A.A. Open North American Ice Climbing Championships – Speed Climbing Category.
Immediately following Speed Climbing: North American Champion Presentation and Medal Ceremony

Stay tuned in the coming weeks for more information on planned festivities and a complete list of vendors committed to the Bozeman Urban Base Camp!

For more information on how to be a part of this great new winter festival please email us at
bozemanicefest@gmail.com.

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Urban Base Camp Clinics & Technique Classes

For the first time ever at the Arc’teryx Bozeman Ice Festival®, additional clinics will be held in town at the Urban Base Camp, downtown Bozeman. There will be options for free gear rental from our sponsors. On-line registrations are now closed but walk-ins are allowed and encouraged. Please try to arrive at the Urban Base Camp up to an hour prior to the start time to ensure you have time to check in.

Intro to Ice Anchors and V-threads

Anchors and screw placement are the single most important skills in your quiver as an ice climber. This exciting new clinic is open to anyone interested in expanding your skill set and confidence to take your climbing to places you never thought possible. Early registration is recommended but drop-in spaces will be available.

On-line registrations are now closed but walk-ins are allowed and encouraged. Please try to arrive at the Urban Base Camp up to an hour prior to the start time to ensure you have time to check in.

  • Skill Level Required: This workshop is designed for anyone interested in learning more about ice screws, ice anchors, and V-threads.
  • Date, Time, Location: Saturday & Sunday at the Urban Base Camp, 111 South Grand Ave, downtown Bozeman, 1:00 pm
  • Check in at the Urban Base Camp 30 minutes prior to your class.
  • Estimated number of Participants: 15 per clinic
  • Cost: $20.00

In-Town Intro to Ice Climbing

These classes are designed to introduce people of age, ability or fitness to the exciting sport of ice climbing. Not quite willing to commit to full day clinic in Hyalite? These experiential-based classes will give the opportunity to swing some tools, walk in crampons, and test your mettle in a safe and encouraging environment without committing loads of time and money. On-line registrations are now closed but walk-ins are allowed and encouraged. Please try to arrive at the Urban Base Camp up to an hour prior to the start time to ensure you have time to check in.

On-line registrations are now closed but walk-ins are allowed and encouraged. Please try to arrive at the Urban Base Camp up to an hour prior to the start time to ensure you have time to check in.

  • Dates & Location: Three classes a day both Saturday and Sunday at the Urban Base Camp, 111 South Grand Ave, downtown Bozeman.
  • Times: 10:00 to 11:30, 12:00 to 1:30 (drop-in only), 2:00 to 3:30
  • Check in at the Urban Base Camp 30 minutes prior to your class.
  • Skill Level Required: Designed for anyone interested in learning more about ice climbing, the gear we use, and to experience it for themselves.
  • Estimated number of Participants: 10 per class.
  • Cost: $20.00

Stay tuned for more information on added ways to participate at the 2013 Arc’teryx Bozeman Ice Festival®