Smuggs Ice Bash Wrap-Up – 2015

Smuggler's Notch Ice Bash


The Smuggs Ice Bash in Smugglers Notch VT was too much fun! It gets bigger and better every year.

So let’s get right down to it. Friday night’s Kick-off Party and Dry Tool Competition at Petra Cliffs was a blast. DJ Kanganade was spinning and the competitors were sending. There was a large field of competitors this year and some stiff competition. Many thanks to Matt McCormick for the MC work and Steve Charest for tool retrieval and solid belays.

And the winners are…

The Dry tool Comp. winners. Smuggs Ice Bash 2015

The Dry Tool Comp Winners. Smuggs Ice Bash 2015 (winners left to right)


  1. Roy Quanstrom
  2. Tyler Kempney
  3. Peter Hoang


  1. Andrea Charest
  2. Alexa Siegel
  3. Marissa Gorman

Now lets put things in motion.  The Highlight Reel!

Saturday and Sunday were filled with tons of free gear demos and clinics for all abilities and levels. The weather was gorgeous on Saturday, sunny and in the 30’s. The road up the Notch was packed with climbers psyched on the weather and the ice conditions. After it was all over, we were treated with three great presentations by Alden Pellett, Michael Wejchert and Will Mayo. The next day it was back to normal winter weather with temperatures in the single digits. And when everyone came down the Notch from a cold day of climbing, the hot soup prepared by Doug was the perfect warm-up.

We will let the photos speak for themselves.

On Saturday, as the climbers headed up the road, Doug prepared the air fleet to grab some aerial footage of the Notch. The winds were calm, temperatures mild and the flying was fantastic.

NEice was proud to be apart of this years Smuggs Ice Bash and can’t wait till next year!


Photos by Courtney Ley and Doug Millen


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