Full Day Ice Climbing for Beginners
You will get an introduction to ice climbing while visiting several different areas in the Ouray Ice Park. Most participants will climb 4-7 routes in the full day program. By the end of the day you will have a strong understanding of ice climbing techniques, you will have lots of exciting ice climbs under your belt, and you will gain a great appreciation for this unique sport! This program caters to beginners and no previous experience is required.
Full Day Ice Climbing for Intermediate-Expert Climbers
Improve your ice climbing skills and check out the finest climbs the Ouray Ice Park has to offer! In the intermediate-expert full day, we will 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. For expert climbers, we recommend the “lead only” area and challenging yourself on some of the harder mixed routes. We can also help you develop your skills for anchor building, top-rope set up, lead climbing, and multi-pitch climbing systems.
This is a private program, no one else will be paired with your party. If your group is larger than 4, we apply a group discount and additional guides are added to keep the guest to guide ratio at 4:1 or lower.
Time and Place
This trip meets at our office at 280 7th Ave in Ouray at 7:30am.
Details on lodging/shuttles. We provide transportation from the office to the Ice Park on the day of your trip.
All the technical climbing equipment required for this outing is included.
If you’re interested in renting gear (but not hiring a guide).