Feb 19

With the Ice Park closed, we have been getting lots of calls about the condition of the backcountry. As of this writing, February 20th, almost all of the backcountry areas are in great shape and getting climbed regularly. Here are some recent photos that show the current conditions:

Chockstone Chimney (at the Skylight Area) on February 12th. This route is still in good shape as of February 20th.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Feb 12

Great backcountry ice climbing conditions in Eureka Canyon, CO.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jan 22

Here are a few photos from some of our adventures this winter:

A group of skiers on a backcountry skiing trip to the North Pole Hut. They enjoyed great skiing in the open Aspen glades near the hut.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dec 2

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 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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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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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.

Topo Maps App

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Nov 6

With El Nino in the forecast and ice already forming in the high country, anticipation of the 15-16 winter season is high. Click the image below to read about our Ice Park Membership and Ice Festival Pass giveaway, Marmot Spring Glove gear pick, El Nino News, and our winter 15-16 offerings.

Early Winter Newsletter 2015

Click on the image to view our Early Winter Newsletter.

 

 

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 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

Click on the image to see a full list of course dates for the 14-15 winter season.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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