Ouray Backcountry Ice Climbing

These are the ice routes you came to climb!

Come and see why the backcountry ice of SW Colorado is world famous, and let us be your resource to tackle new ice challenges!

Silverton’s Eureka, Ouray’s Camp Bird, and Telluride’s Backcountry areas are some of the venues you will explore to find the frozen gems.

On this custom guided backcountry ice climbing adventure, you will discuss your ability and fitness level with your guide, and together, you’ll craft an ideal itinerary.

Our guides’ decades of experience & knowledge of The San Juans will assure you the best ice conditions and deliver an efficiently executed climb.


Elias the spanish ice climber in ouray co

Ouray’s Camp Bird & Hwy 500

Numerous ice and mixed climbs from WI3 to WI5

Ice climbing Niagara Gluch


High alpine multi pitch routes

The bone ice climb, telluride co


Colorado's most Iconic pillers


Late November through late March


Adventurers Trip Cost Cost per
1 $549
2 $798 $399
3 $825 $275
4 $980 $245



Climber Prerequisites
All our trips are customized to your experience and ability levels

Trip Length
Plan for a full day of climbing.

Group Size
This is a private trip. Backcountry routes are guided at a maximum ratio of two climbers per guide.

Departure Time

Meeting Location
We will meet you at your lodging in Ouray, CO.

We provide all technical equipment (Ice tools, crampons, boots, harness, and helmet).

Included in your trip cost

  • One day of guiding in the Ouray, CO area
  • Trip lead by an AMGA Alpine Guide
  • All technical equipment (Ice tools, crampons, boots, harness, and helmet)


Not included in your trip cost

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