Gear & Equipment - Ice Climbing Utah

Ice Climbing Gear, Equipment Rentals, Books & Maps

Equipment List:

  • Non-cotton top and bottom base layers
  • Puffy Overcoat +/or insulation layer (synthetic or down preferably w/ hood)
  • Waterproof/windproof outer shell jacket and pants
  • Waterproof snow gloves and mittens or spare gloves
  • Warm hat, balaclava or such for under helmet
  • Sunglasses and/or clear, protective eyeglasses (optional)
  • 1 or 2 liters of water (thermos of tea optional)
  • Lunch and quick energy snacks
  • Backpack (25-45 liters)*
  • Crampon-compatible, warm mountain boots with rigid sole**
  • Gaiters (optional)
  • Vertical, water-ice crampons (12-point recommended)**
  • 2 water-ice tools (retention leashes for multi-pitch routes)**
  • Harness*
  • Belay/rappel device and locking carabiner*
  • Helmet *

*UMA will provide you these items at no cost if you need them.
** These items are available for rent at local shops

Climber in Provo Canyon

Climber in Provo Canyon

Photo by Kennan Harvey

Utah Mountain Adventures Rentals:

Crampons: $15
Ice Tools: $20


UMA instructors will deliver and adjust this gear for you.

Rental Shops:

Black Diamond Retail

2070 E. 3900 South, Salt Lake City

(801) 278-0233

REI (Boots only)

3285 East 3300 South, Salt Lake City

(801) 486-2100

Outdoor Adventures

1836 Student Life Way, Salt Lake City

(801) 581-8516


2494 N University Pkwy, Provo

(801) 371-0223


Ice Climbing, Utah. By David S. Black.

Wasatch Mixed: A guide to Northern Utah's mixed and select ice routes. By Doug Heinrich & Nathan Smith.

Utah Mountain Adventures

P.O. Box 521809

Salt Lake City, Utah 84152-1809

Phone: (801) 550 3986

Fax: (801) 486 8505


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