Ice climbing in the Ouray Ice Park with Peak Mountain Guides is the most accessible and highest quality ice in North America! This is a world class destination, with hundreds of ice climbs of all difficulties. The man-made climbs of the Ice Park are intricately “farmed” to create a unique venue.
Rate for Full / Half Days:
1 person: $479 / $355
2 people: $302 / $220 per person
3 people: $230 / $175 per person
4 people: $189 / $150 per person
We offer a complete variety of options for climbing in the Ouray Ice Park. Ice Park days are often linked with a day a backcountry ice climbing to give you a feel for all this area has to provide.
Most participants will climb 4-7 routes in the full day program and no previous experience is required. As a private program the guide is able to evaluate your present skill level and help you improve your technique for greater enjoyment on the ice. We can teach you strategies for steep ice, tackling overhangs, finding rests, and basic mixed climbing. We can also help you develop your skills for anchor building, top-rope set up, lead climbing, and multi-pitch climbing systems. Throughout the day you’ll be climbing in many areas in the Park and sampling the best climbing Colorado has to offer!
In our half day guided ice climbing program for beginners you will get a taste of ice climbing in the world famous Ouray Ice Park. You will learn to swing the ice tools, kick the crampons, and climb a frozen wall of ice! Most participants will typically climb 2-4 routes in the half day program. This program caters to beginners and no previous experience is required.
Getting started ice climbing can be intimidating. There’s a lot of equipment, a lot of risk, and a lot of required skill. Fortunately, there are a few ways to get started, and hopefully, our attempt to “address” the basics is helpful to you.
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In this 2 day course participants learn the technical skills to join a climbing party with 75% of the time focused on ice climbing movement. From the most basic aspects of the day such as fitting your boots and crampons to climbing routes up to WI3 or WI4 in difficulty, this course is a climber’s starting point in our comprehensive ice curriculum!
Do you have more than a weekend to spend in one of North America’s best ice climbing venues? The Best Four Days in Ouray is an itinerary intended for the climber interested in a proper sampling of the ice climbing of southwest Colorado. Our guides will show you around the Ouray Ice Park and many of the backcountry climbs the region is famous for!
The 2022 season target opening date is December 2021. Peak will book trips through March 27, 2022.
This trip meets at the Peak Guide House: 311 Main Street, Ouray, CO.
All the technical climbing equipment required for this outing is included.
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This is a private program, no one else will be paired with your party. If your group is larger than 4 for toproping, we apply a group discount and additional guides are added to keep the guest to guide ratio at 4:1 or lower. Multi-pitch climbing is a maximum ratio of 2:1.
You may cancel and receive a refund of a Program for events out of your control such as an injury or family emergency. This refund will be less credit card fees. Transfers (or change of date) are allowed at no cost pending availability. You may not receive a refund if do not to show up to a Program without notice.
The Peak Guide House
311 Main Street | Ouray CO 81427
Peak Mountain Guides, LLC
160 Liddell St. #C3 | Ridgway CO 81432
PO Box 2051 | Ridgway CO 81432