Daks Big Haus 2015

  • Thursday, February 12, 2015
  • Monday, February 16, 2015
  • Adirondacks, near ADK Cafe


  • Room reserved at the Brookside Motor Inn located in Upper Jay, NY.

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Note: Highly recommend that participants have prior ice climbing experience and/or partners or obtain a guide for the weekend.

Come join us for the club’s annual trip of alpine fun and ice climbing in the Adirondacks (aka Daks). Every year, we rent a large house in the greater Keene/Keene Valley/Lake Placid area and enjoy some beautiful frozen waterfalls and amazing snow covered mountains. This year we changed it up a little and chose a house in Keene closer to the main action. It’s about ¼ mile from the ADK Café - prime location to Quarry, Chapel Pond, and other crags. Highly recommend: prior ice climbing experience and/or partners or obtain a guide. There will be no club infrastructure for new ice climbers this year. (See Intro to Ice Climbing Event). It’s expected that participants will be respectful of each other, clean up their mess, and help clean the house before everyone departs.


Dates: Feb 12-16, 2015



Must be a paid PATC-MS member in good standing with liability waiver on file. Sleeping location MUST be specified when signing up and will be on first come first serve basis. **Beds will be based on double occupancy. Please obtain permission of person sharing bed with if they are a different gender.

First Floor –

-Queen Room A – Spot 1 and Spot 2 ($100 slots)

-Queen Room B – Spot 3 and 4 ($100 slots)


Loft –

Queen, Spot 5 and 6 ($100 slots)

Loft Floor, Spots 7-10 ($80 Slots)


Basement –

Room C,

Queen, Spot 11 and 12 ($100 slots)

Bunk Bed top, Spot 13;  ($100 slots)

Bunk bed bottom, Spot 14 ($100 slots)


Basement Open room:

Couch 1, Spot 15 ($80 Slots)

Couch 2, Spot 16 ($80 Slots)

Couch 3, Spot 17 ($80 Slots)


Basement floor: Spots 18-20 ($80 Slots)


House details

This huge 3 story log cabin house comes with a fully equipped kitchen and 3 full bathrooms. Sorry no hot tub.  Only 4 wheel drive vehicles are permitted as the drive is steep. Max 6 vehicles, please carpool. Exact location will be provided to registered participants.


Cell phone coverage is limited in the area. Only Verizon connections worked at the house last year.



Club will provide coffee, coffee filters, and sugar. Please bring a snack to share (chips/dip/brownies, etc). On Saturday night, we’ll have a pot luck. The house is close to restaurants in Keene, Keene Valley, and Lake Placid.


Ice Climbing Gear: Rental & Sales in the area

Mountaineer, Keene N.Y.

EMS, Lake Placid N.Y.


Ice Climbing Guide Services in the area

Adirondack Mountain Guides

Rock & River



Ice Conditions Reports



If you decide to cancel, a refund will only be issued if a replacement person can fill your spot. No refunds will be issued after Jan 31, 2015.


Climbing is a dangerous sport and serious injury may occur.

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