Ready to get pumped? Our favorite ice climbing test pieces are stunning, hard, and must do’s for those comfortable on WI 5 / M5. The climbs listed here require previous days of climbing with Peak or a substantial ice climbing resume.
1 person: $550
2 people: $352 per person
The following list is merely a selection of some of our favorites and is no means exhaustive. If you’d like more options, please reach out to us…there is more than a lifetime’s worth of routes here!
Ames Ice Hose is one of the most spectacular WI 5 routes in Colorado. This gem is just outside of Telluride and gifts climbers 3 unique pitches of steep ice. Conditions on this route can vary wildly and dictates which pitch is the crux. In thin conditions, the first pitch demands mixed climbing up to M5/6 and serves as the crux. When the ice comes in abundantly, the first pitch is purely ice from WI4-WI5. The second pitch is wonderfully unique stemming in a thin icy corner. And finally, The pumpy finale! This last pitch is 50 meters of the most sustained WI4 you’ll EVER climb…the cherry on top of a fantastic route!
The uber classic, mega steep North American classic! First climbed with with straight shafted tools by Jeff Lowe and Mike Weiss in 1978 and subsequently featured on “Wide World of Sports.
The historic mixed route of the San Juan Mountains. When this route went up it was groundbreaking in it’s day. It helped establish the standard for modern mixed climbing internationally.
This is a private program, no one else will be paired with your party. The maximum guest to guide ratio is 2:1.
December – March (Conditions Dependent)
This trip typically meets at the Peak Guide House at 311 Main Street in Ouray. You’ll talk with the guide before the trip to work out a detailed plan for the day.
All the technical climbing equipment required for this outing is included.
View equipment list as a PDF
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