Ice Climbing in the San Juan Mountains

Okay, we’ll just say it: the ice climbing in Ouray, Colorado and the surrounding San Juan Mountains is simply spectacular! With the world famous Ouray Ice Park, legendary backcountry climbs, and remarkable sunny weather, ice climbing in Ouray is the best of the best.

Ouray Ice Park

Whether you’re a beginner looking to try ice climbing for the first time or someone who is trying to break into the next grade, the Ice Park has something for everyone. We offer half day, full day, and multi-day programs in the Ouray Ice Park.

Backcountry Ice

In addition to the Ice Park, there are dozens of excellent destination worthy ice climbs in the area. We offer high level guided ascents of acclaimed routes like Stairway to Heaven, Ames Ice Hose, Birdbrain Boulevard, and Bridal Veil Falls.

Ice Climbing Courses

Our course progression is designed around a simple principle: give participants the skills they need to get out there on their own.

General Ice Climbing Info

Are you a beginner?

Who looks at a frozen waterfall and thinks “I’ll try that”? It’s much more manageable than it might seem at first. The methodology we employ to introduce people to the sport is time tested and rooted in the flexibility to meet you where you are and build from there.

A Colorado gem.

Yes, the travel from the nearest metropolitan areas isn’t trivial. However, that’s part of what makes Ouray and Telluride such incredible places to visit. Seriously, take a week off work and really enjoy the time you spend here!