icons/avalancheicons/bootscompassfacebookicons/gloveshandsicons/hearticons/helmeticons/ice axeinstagramminusmountainicons/pathsMap Pinplusicons/questionicons/guideicons/ropeicons/gogglesicons/stafftenttwitteryoutube
IMG 2391

Colorado Beginner Ice Course

Sharpen your tools and start swinging on the best ice in the west

If you’ve ever dreamed of climb­ing water ice, Ouray, Col­orado is the place to go. With a world-renowned Ice Park, and incred­i­ble access to back­coun­try ice in the sur­round­ing San Juan Moun­tains, Ouray offers a unique envi­ron­ment that enables an aspir­ing ice climber to progress rapid­ly. This is the place to start if you have goals of climb­ing alpine clas­sics like the North Ridge of Mount Bak­er, are con­sid­er­ing a jour­ney in the Khum­bu ice­fall, or just want to progress onto more dif­fi­cult water­fall ice climbs.

Our guides have decades of expe­ri­ence instruct­ing and guid­ing climbers of all abil­i­ty lev­els. We have devel­oped a com­pre­hen­sive cur­ricu­lum that cov­ers every­thing you need to become a con­fi­dent and com­pe­tent ice climber. Our mul­ti-day cours­es cov­er an array of skills such as the fun­da­men­tals of move­ment, route find­ing, tech­ni­cal skills like anchor-build­ing, belays, tran­si­tions, and res­cue techniques. 


  • Col­orado Begin­ner Ice Course

    $425 – 2 Days


Mid­week Spe­cial 10% Off



Flight Information

Ouray is locat­ed in the SW cor­ner of the state of Col­orado. The air­port near­est Ouray is approx­i­mate­ly 40 miles away in Mon­trose, Col­orado. If you fly, plan on arriv­ing the day before the course begins. Rental cars are avail­able at the Mon­trose airport.


  • Col­orado Begin­ner Ice Course


    2 Days

    Book Course

Client to Instructor Ratio




Extend Your Trip