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Private Ice Climbing

Climb in the Ouray Ice Park, Ouray Backcountry, Silverton & Telluride

Other Ice Programs: Intro to Ice Climbing Course | Intermediate Ice Climbing Course

                                 Women's Ice Climbing Course | Advanced Ice Climbing Seminar


Private Ice Guiding
Alpine Highlights


Ouray Ice Park, Ouray Backcountry, Silverton, & Telluride


Guides available throughout the 2016-2017 winter season

Ouray Ice Park half day (7:30am-12pm or 12pm-4:30pm)

1 person: $289.00

2 people: $199.00 per person

3 people: $169.00 per person

4 people: $149.00 per person

Ouray Ice Park full day (7:30am-4pm):

1 person: $389.00

2 people: $279.00 per person
3 people: $209.00 per person
4 people: $189.00 per person

Backcountry Climbs in Ouray

1 person: $419.00

2 people: $289.00 per person

Backcountry Climbs in Silverton

1 person: $429.00

2 people: $299.00 per person

Ames Ice Hose, Bridal Veil Falls, Birdbrain Boulevard, & The Talisman

1 person: $499.00

2 people: $299.00 per person

Cost includes: Instruction and guiding with an AMGA certified instructor/guide; ice climbing equipment including crampons, boots, ice tools, harness, and helmet; 2-4 complimentary photos; and group gear including hardware and ropes.

Cost does not include: Transportation, food, lodging, gratuities to guides, travel insurance, personal insurance, or personal clothing and day supplies for ice climbing (see equipment list below).

Prerequisites: No experience required for introductory level instruction and guiding. 

Client to guide ratio: Maximum of 4:1


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"We had a great time - it was truly a life experience to ice climb with you!  We appreciate everything you did for us, especially your patience.

Jeff B.

Private Ice Climbing in the Ouray Ice Park


Exclusively AMGA Certified Instructors & Guides

We guarantee you will climb with a guide who has undergone training and certification from the American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA). Every one of our guides is certified as a Single Pitch Instructor, Rock Instructor, Rock Guide, or Alpine Guide.  We are one of the few guide services in the nation to uphold this level of credential. In addition, our guides have climbed and guided throughout the area and have an in-depth knowledge of the Ouray Ice Park and the San Juan Mountains.  For many years, we have been a trusted source of instruction and guiding for beginning climbers, seasoned alpinists, kids, families, and everyone in between.

Photos of Your Day Included

Your guide will take photos during the day so you will have a way to remember your ice climbing experience. There is nothing quite like a photo to record your once-in-a-lifetime ice climbing adventure. This service is included free of charge on all of our programs.

Ice Climb in the Ouray Ice Park
Whether you're a first time ice climber or a dedicated ice enthusiast, we will put together a rewarding and memorable ice climbing experience for you in the world-renowned Ouray Ice Park.  Using our intimate knowledge of each route and every knook and cranny, we will take you to the best climbs for your ability level and the conditions. We will climb at the sunny spots on cold days, we'll show you the hidden gems on busy days, and we'll use just-the-right-routes for your skill level and improvement. We bring this attention to detail to all of our programs so you can spend your time learning new skills and having fun along the way.

Multi-Pitch Backcountry Ice Climbs in Ouray, Silverton, and Telluride
The backcountry around Ouray, Silverton, and Telluride has been an epicenter for ice climbing for decades, and for good reason.  The climbs have short approaches, the ice is consistently reliable, and there is an abundance of clear, sunny weather.  This is a wonderful place to climb with many classic climbs that will put a smile on your face.  Listed below are some of our favorite ice climbs in the area.  We will chat with you to find the perfect outing for your skill level and enjoyment.

Dexter Creek Slabs (4 pitches, WI4)

Skyrocket Falls (2 pitches, WI5)

Horsetail Falls (4-5 pitches, WI4)

The Ribbon (4 pitches, WI4)

Birdbrain Boulevard (7 pitches, WI5 M6)

Slip Slidin' Away (2 pitches, WI3-4)

Slippery When Wet (2 pitches, WI 4)

The Skylight (2 pitches, WI5)

Choppo's Chimney (2 pitches, WI4+)

The Talisman (3 pitches, WI6 M6)

Gravity's Rainbow (3 pitches, WI5)

Stairway to Heaven (6 pitches, WI4)

Whorehouse Hoses (3-4 pitches, WI 4-5)

Ames Ice Hose (3 pitches, WI5)

Bridal Veil Falls (3 pitches, WI6)


*Peak Mountain Guides' Private Guided Ice Climbing programs are located on the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, and Gunnison National Forests under priority use permit from the Forest Service, USDA. Peak Mountain Guides is an equal opportunity service provider.*

AMGA Certification
Peak Mountain Guides staff members Angela Hawse, Geoff Unger, and Tim Brown are AMGA certified American Mountain Guides and IFMGA internationally licensed guides.

Peak Mountain Guides LLC | 280 7th Avenue | PO Box 1025 | Ouray, CO 81427 | 970-325-7342 |

IFMGA internationally licensed guides