Project Description

Ouray Ice Courses Overview

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

It’s all here, no B.S. We want to give you the skills to succeed. Our progression is fluid, transparent, and we guarantee the instructor isn’t out there making it up as they go.

  • ouray ice park guided ice climbing in the schoolroom area

Peak Progression

The Entry Point
No experience required.

Intro to Ice

The Intermediate Level
Skills to become independent party and acquisition of movement ability to become a leader.

Ice Fundamentals
Ice Movement
Mixed Movement

The Sharp End
YOU put the rope up – single and multipitch terrain. This is the step where you put it all together.

The New Leader
Multipitch Application
Self Rescue

Advanced Ice Craft
Climbers looking to efficiently climb as a party of three or move onto larger, more challenging objectives such as Ruth Gorge in AK.

Advanced Ice Leadership