Ice Climbing Packing List

Ice Climbing Packing List
January 4, 2017 Nicole Morter

This is an Ice Climbing packing list Julie Morter developed for STICKSSS that I wanted to share with everyone. Feel free to comment with your own suggestions as well!


Ice Climbing Packing List


  • Base layers
  • Mid layer (fleece or lightweight synthetic)
  • Waterproof/water resistant softshell or hardshell outer layer.
  • Big warm outer layer. Down preferred. Needs to be big enough to put over the other layers
  • Waterproof/water resistant pants
  • Gators
  • Toque that fits under a helmet
  • Neck gaiter/neck tube
  • 3+ pairs of gloves and 1 pair of mitts (oh Sh** mitts)


  • Boots
  • Ice tools
  • Crampons
  • Helmet
  • Backpack
  • Belay device
  • Harness
  • Headlamp
  • Handwarmers
  • Thermos with tea or soup
  • Food

Optional gear: Someone in the group needs to bring all of this, but not everyone

  • Quickdraws
  • Dry-treated rope
  • Ice screw
  • Anchor package (sling and a set of lockers and non-lockers)
  • Cord for v threads

Multi-pitch extras

  • Personal Anchor
  • Extra lockers for belaying and for securing yourself
  • Lightweight backpack to carry warm layers


  • First aid kit
  • Rock rescue/ice rescue gear
  • Emergency beacon, radio or cell phone depending on location


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