Daks Big House

  • Thursday, February 13, 2014
  • 3:00 PM
  • Monday, February 17, 2014
  • 10:00 AM
  • Keene, NY
  • 3

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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 13-17th      Cost: $90

Sign-up:  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 (reserved) and 2

-Queen Room B – Spot 3 and 4


Loft –

Queen, Spot 5 and 6

Loft Floor, Spots 7-10


Basement –

Room C,

Queen, Spot 11 and 12

Bunk Bed top, Spot 13; Bunk bed bottom, Spot 14


Basement Open room:

Couch 1, Spot 15

Couch 2, Spot 16

Couch 3, Spot 17


Basement floor: Spots 18-20


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 participants only closer to the time of the event.


Cell phone coverage is limited in the area. Only Verizon connections work at the house.



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. 518-576-2281

EMS, Lake Placid N.Y. 518-523-2505note: EMS only rents Boots and Glacier Crampons for mountaineering,not Ice Water Crampons for Ice Climbing 


Ice Climbing Guide Services in the area:

Adirondack Mountain Guides 518-576-9556

Rock & River 518-576-2041

EMS 800-310-4504


Ice Conditions Reports


Cancellation: 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, 2014.

Reminder: Climbing is a dangerous sport and serious injury may occur.

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