Dec 7

Read our early winter newsletter for information about avalanche course specials, ice park giveaways, gear picks, current conditions, hut skiing, and other winter offerings.

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Dec 4

The 2016-2017 ice climbing season in Southwest Colorado is off to a great start. As of this writing, almost all routes in Silverton and South Mineral Creek are in condition and getting climbed. Check out the attached photos for more info.

Stairway to Heaven on December 4, 2016.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dec 3

Can’t wait to ski this season? Us too! In order to hit the backcountry when the first flakes fall, now is the time to get your gear ready. Following is a list of items our guides carry in their packs on an average day of ski touring.

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Dec 1

The Ouray Ice Park is off to a great start for the 2016-2017 winter season. Read on for an update on current conditions as of December 1, 2016.

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The South Park area on December 1, 2016.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Aug 7

Here’s a short video of one of our favorite multi-pitch climbs in Ouray, CO. There’s still lots of time for rock climbing this summer!

 

Jul 1

The summer season in the San Juan Mountains is in full swing. The flowers are blooming, rock climbing is at its best, and the alpine peaks are in full splendor. The photos below are from a few of our recent trips this summer.

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Heading up the lavender couloir towards the summit of Mt. Sneffels (14,150).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jun 25

Is your dirty rope getting you down? Here are some tips to clean and care for your rope to keep it in great shape.

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Dirty hands are a sure sign of a dirty rope.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jun 15

Mt. Sneffels is the most sought after 14’er in the Northern San Juan Range, and for good reason.  The standard Lavender Couloir Route has quality climbing, a relatively short approach, and fantastic views throughout the climb.  But don’t be lured by the siren song of this great mountain without adequate preparation.  Read on to get our top five tips for a successful climb of Mt. Sneffels.

Climbing steep snow in the Lavender Couloir.

Climbing steep snow in the Lavender Couloir on 7/14/16.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jun 1
New! Canyoning in Ouray
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New for 2016, we will be offering half-day and full-day guided canyoning adventures. Join us for a fun-filled, wet and wild adventure that is perfect for the whole family.  Hike past dazzling rock formations, wade through crystal clear pools, and rappel down splashy waterfalls in an experience you will treasure for years to come.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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May 2

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.

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