Climbing in the Ouray Ice Park

Backcountry ice in the San Juans

The consistently cold start to winter has created optimal conditions for both Ouray Ice Park ice-farming as well as backcountry ice formation. The Ice Park opened for the season on Dec 19th and we have been climbing backcountry ice since before Thanksgiving.

We have two open enrollment Waterfall Ice Climbing & Rescue workshops scheduled for this winter.  The first available is the week of Jan 11-15, 2021:

The Waterfall Ice Workshop focuses on ice climbing movement skills, companion rescue, as well as lightweight, small team rescue in the winter alpine setting. Please consider joining us in 2021!

Happy New Year