The Thrilling Adventure of Ice Climbing at Grafton Notch State Park

Nov 30, 2023


Welcome to Equinox Guiding Service, your premier destination for thrilling outdoor adventures in Grafton Notch State Park. Our guided tours and climbing experiences are designed to bring you closer to nature and challenge your limits. Join us as we explore the exhilarating world of ice climbing and discover the beauty of Grafton Notch.

Why Choose Equinox Guiding Service?

Equinox Guiding Service stands out from the crowd as a leading provider of outdoor experiences. Here's why you should choose us:

  • Expert Guides: Our team of experienced and certified guides will ensure your safety and provide valuable instruction throughout your ice climbing adventure.
  • Quality Equipment: We offer top-of-the-line climbing gear and equipment, giving you peace of mind as you tackle the ice walls at Grafton Notch.
  • Customizable Tours: Whether you're a beginner or an experienced climber, we have tours and climbing experiences tailored to your skill level and preferences.
  • Breathtaking Scenery: Grafton Notch State Park boasts stunning landscapes and panoramic views that will leave you in awe while you ascend the frozen walls.
  • Memorable Experiences: Our goal is to create unforgettable memories for all our participants. We guarantee an adventure-packed journey filled with excitement and personal accomplishments.

Ice Climbing at Grafton Notch State Park

Grafton Notch State Park, located in Maine, offers a winter wonderland for outdoor enthusiasts. The park features a variety of ice formations and frozen waterfalls that are ideal for ice climbing. Our most popular tour, the "Ice Climbing Grafton Notch State Park" tour, caters to both beginners and seasoned climbers.


For those new to ice climbing, our expert guides will provide a thorough introduction to the sport. We'll cover basic techniques, safety protocols, and equip you with the necessary skills to tackle the ice walls with confidence. You'll learn about proper footwork, ice axe handling, and body positioning, ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience.

Experienced Climbers

If you have previous climbing experience, our guides can take you to more challenging routes within Grafton Notch. Test your skills on steeper ice walls and improve your technique under the guidance of our experienced professionals. You'll have the opportunity to push your limits and conquer new heights.

Preparing for Your Adventure

Prior to embarking on your ice climbing journey, it's essential to come prepared. Here are some tips to make the most of your experience:

Physical Fitness

Ice climbing requires physical strength and endurance. Engaging in regular cardiovascular and strength-building exercises prior to your trip can enhance your performance on the ice walls. Consult with a healthcare professional if you have any concerns about your physical fitness.

Layered Clothing

Dress in layers to regulate your body temperature. Start with a moisture-wicking base layer, followed by insulating mid-layers, and finish with a waterproof and windproof outer layer. Don't forget a hat, gloves, and sturdy, insulated boots to keep your extremities warm.

Hydration and Nutrition

Stay hydrated throughout your climb by carrying a water bottle or hydration pack. Pack energy-rich snacks such as granola bars, trail mix, and fruits to keep your energy levels up during the adventure.

Safety First

Always listen to your guides and adhere to their instructions. They are there to ensure your safety and provide valuable guidance. Familiarize yourself with basic safety protocols such as proper rope handling, belaying techniques, and communication signals.


Prepare yourself for an extraordinary ice climbing experience at Grafton Notch State Park with Equinox Guiding Service. Our professionally guided tours and climbing adventures will take you on a thrilling journey through frozen landscapes, where you'll challenge yourself and create everlasting memories. Book your ice climbing tour today and embark on a remarkable adventure with us!