Backcountry Ice

Climb frozen waterfalls in a backcountry ice climbing mecca.

There is a limitless world of backcountry ice to explore in Ouray, Silverton, and Telluride, Colorado.


Backcountry ice climbing will take you deeper into the mountains and provide opportunities to take your climbing to new heights and beautiful locations.


There are backcountry objectives for most ice climbers. This is a private trip, and your guide will find the perfect backcountry ice route your goals, and ability levels.


Stairway To Heaven

WI4, 5+ Pitches


WI5 M4, 3 Pitches

Bridal Veil Falls

WI5+, 3Pitches

Gravity’s Rainbow

WI5, 3Pitches


WI4, 3Pitches

Whorehouse Hoses

WI4, 3+Pitches


WI4, 4 Pitches

Charmin Tube

WI4, 3 Pitches

Dexter Creek Slabs

WI3, 4Pitches




Adventurers Trip Cost Cost per
1 $549
2 $798 $399
3 $1,347 $449
4 $1,596 $399

Max guest to guide ratio is 2:1


Group Size
This is a private trip. Our max ratio is two climbers per guide.

Meeting Location
We will meet you at your lodging in Ouray, Silverton, Ridgway, or Telluride CO.

See our Equipment List for more.

Included in your trip cost

  • One day of guiding in the Ouray, CO area by guides working within the AMGA Scope of Practice.
  • All technical ice climbing equipment (ice tools, crampons, harness, helmet, boots)

Not included in your trip cost

  • Meals/Personal snacks
  • Personal clothing and equipment
  • Accommodations
  • Transportation
  • Customary guide gratuity
  • Trip/Travel Insurance (highly recommended)
  • Incurred costs by leaving a program early for any reason
  • Incurred costs as a result of force majeure