Retailers & Climbing Gyms
At DRY ICE, we offer PRO Pricing on the purchase of DRY ICE tools in bulk (5 pairs or more). Retail Customers, please contact us for order info at Info@DryIceTools.com.
With DRY ICE tools in your rental inventory, your customers finally get to safely train for ice and mixed climbing pursuits, making your facility even more diverse and useful. Change your facility into an ice tower without the $2 million price tag. DRY ICE is proud to offer a special program for our gym customers. For every 5 pairs purchased, we'll give you another pair of DRY ICE Tools, FREE! Please contact us at Info@DryIceTools.com to get you order in.
Notes on Setting Routes for DRY ICE
While DRY ICE Tools were designed to be used on most climbing holds, the experience of using the tools and the training benefits are increase when specific routes are set for DRY ICE.
Setting DRY ICE routes simply requires attention to how exactly the tools are used. Route Setters should use the tools so that they can gain a kinesthetic knowledge of DRY ICE. Below are some helpful guidelines, pointers, and some anecdotal tips for setting satisfying routes for DRY ICE Tools.
Check out our line of DRY ICE Holds to see our shapes, developed by us, for use with DRY ICE tools.
-In general, the holds used with DRY ICE must have some positivity. Incuts, Jugs, Finger Buckets, and Horns all work very well.
-For advanced routes, holds can be set such that the tools must be used in an undercling or sidepull fashion.
-Sidepulling, Gastoning, and Laybacks are SUPER fun with DRY ICE tools. These moves force climbers to pay special attention to their footwork.
-Even the smallest nubbin can be used with DRY ICE tools, so long as there is a little positivity on the edge of the nubbin.
-In some cases, Slopers can in fact be used with DRY ICE tools with interesting results. The strap must be able to fit over the hold, and the rubber will 'grip' the Sloper, creating interesting situations that simulate marginal dry tool placements in the outdoors. Care must be taken by the climber to make sure that pressure is applied in consistent direction so the tool placement doesn't blow, exactly as in outdoor mixed ice and rock climbing.