Sep 5

In climbing, the opportunity to travel and experience new areas provides a welcome escape from daily life that invigorates mind, body, and senses. Perhaps no other climbing destination captures this essence like Moab and Indian Creek in Southern Utah. Warm weather, world-renowned crack climbing, and idyllic scenery create an unmatched climbing experience. Click on the flyer below to learn more about our offerings in Moab and Indian Creek this fall.

Moab Email

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Aug 20

As cell phones grow more powerful with integrated GPS receivers, stronger antennae, and a myriad of useful applications, they are becoming a staple in the packs and pockets of outdoor enthusiasts.  The following 3 apps are some of our favorites that we use in the backcountry on a regular basis.

Topo Maps App























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Apr 9

Spring has sprung in the San Juan Mountains and with it comes a time of new beginnings, fresh opportunities, and optimism. Read on to learn about NEW guided climbs of Wilson Peak, ski mountaineering in the San Juans, rock climbing in Moab and Ouray, and a review of the Marmot ROM Jacket.

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Apr 8
Interview with Guide Gary Ryan
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With over four decades of climbing experience, a winter X-games medal, certification from the AMGA as a Rock Guide, and a clever British sense of humor, Gary Ryan brings a multitude of skills and experience to his work as a guide. In this interview we catch up with Gary to learn more about his path in climbing, what he likes about working with others in the mountains, and the secret recipe for his alpinist power breakfast.

Guide Gary Ryan leading the way on an ice climb in Colorado.

Guide Gary Ryan leading the way on an ice climb in Colorado.
























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Apr 3

It’s April and ski mountaineering season is in full swing in the San Juan Mountains.  With good snow conditions and reliable weather, we have been making ski descents of classic peaks like Red Mountain #3, Gilpin Peak, and the Chattanooga Chutes. Check out these photos from our recent trips:

On top of the Chattanooga Chutes.

On top of the Chattanooga Chutes.


















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Dec 6

Sign up for an Introduction to Ice Climbing Course in December or January and get a free All Access Pass to the 2015 Ouray Ice Festival!  The All Access Pass provides free entry to all Ice Festival events including slideshows by Kelly Kordes and Will Gadd, community center dinners, live auction, gear bazaar and fashion show, and the Saturday night Petzl Party.  Click the image below to learn more and sign up!

Ice Fest Pass

Learn the fundamentals of ice climbing in the spectacular Ouray Ice Park during the 2-day Introduction to Ice Climbing Course.  For a limited time, get an All Access Pass to the 2015 Ouray Ice Festival when you sign up!

















Nov 21
2014 Early Winter Newsletter
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With ice in the high country and ski tracks on the peaks, winter 2014-2015 is here.  Check out our 2014 Early Winter Newsletter to see our newest video, get a 10% discount on courses, learn about new ice climbing trips, and watch a video review of the Marmot Essence Jacket.

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Click on the image to view the 2014 Early Winter Newsletter















Nov 20

We are proud to announce the debut of our newest video, Your Best Day in the Mountains.  It captures our dedication to providing you with the most professional, personalized, and fun-filled climbing and skiing experiences available.  We can’t wait to join you for Your Best Day in the Mountains!


Nov 14

With snow falling from the sky and ice forming in the mountains, winter 2014-2015 is here!  We are once again offering a full array of courses in ice climbing, backcountry skiing, avalanche awareness, and ski mountaineering.  Click on the image below to see a full list of courses and dates for the season.  Book by Thanksgiving and get 10% off!

Winter 14-15 Course Dates

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Oct 28
Marmot Essence Jacket Review
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In this gear review, Guide Gary Ryan reviews the Marmot Essence Jacket.  This lightweight shell is our new favorite for rock climbing, fast & light alpine climbing, and ski touring.




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