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ouray ice park climbing with mountain madness guides

Colorado/​Ouray Guided Ice Climbing

Exhilarating routes for all levels with creature comforts by night make for the perfect winter adventure

Imag­ine strap­ping on your cram­pons, tak­ing your ice tools in hand, and climb­ing straight up a frozen water­fall. That’s just the kind of adven­ture Moun­tain Mad­ness has in mind for you dur­ing this winter’s ice climb­ing sea­son with our guides. The alpine set­ting of the San Juan Moun­tains near the famed towns of Ouray and Tel­luride, Col­orado offers world renowned ice climb­ing. Com­bine the easy access and great ice of the Ouray Ice Park (host of the pop­u­lar Ouray Ice Fes­ti­val) and numer­ous back­coun­try ice climb­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties and you have an ide­al win­ter climb­ing des­ti­na­tion suit­able for first time begin­ners to climbers com­fort­able on WI5 or harder.

Enjoy clas­sic mul­ti-pitch ice climbs in the Ouray and Tel­luride back­coun­try or choose your own way with guid­ed climb­ing days. And if you want to pol­ish up your skills before doing a tour, the intro course and inter­me­di­ate ice and mixed course will get you fine-tuned for the areas arm pump­ing, calve burn­ing classics.


  • Colorado/​Ouray Ice Climbing

    from $350 – Per Day

    • 1:1 - $525 per person
    • 2:1 - $375 per person
    • 3:1 - $350 per person


Climbs are Arranged on a Custom Basis — Contact Us



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 Ice Climbs Day by Day

We will meet at your hotel at a pre-arranged time on Day 1 of your trip.


  • Colorado/​Ouray Ice Climbing

    from $350

    Per Day

    • 1:1 - $525 per person
    • 2:1 - $375 per person
    • 3:1 - $350 per person
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