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I'm only 16, not new to mountains but new to vertical ice. Where can I get my hands on some? I researched a indoor climbing wall in Everett made of styrofoam. I think I may jump on that option. Does anyone know any good spots for beginner climbers with true ambition?

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The foam wall in Everett is quite fun, and they have a dry tooling wall also. The foam feels like ice for horizontal crampons, but you have to use a slightly different technique for getting the picks unstuck from the foam (side to side, instead of up an down) For $18 you can use the whole gym, the ice wall, and their equipment (cramps, picks, helmet - as your own would need to be modified to work on the wall) They may come up with a "Ice Climber" only price if we keep asking... Sounds like they have been getting enough traffic on both to do some expansion, multiple foam walls, more dry tooling, and some dry tooling routes with foam.

I agree, too bad it's so far away... It's a nice gym, and the foam is a hoot...

There, that was my corporate plug for the day.

Now if we could only convince one of the local gyms to humor the ice climbers and put up a foamy... as if.

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