San Juans Ice Climbing

Ice Climb Durango, Silverton & Ouray - Colorado’s San Juan Mountains

Are you interested in trading rock climbing shoes for ice climbing boots? Come experience world class ice climbs of the San Juan Mountains with Aspen Expeditions!

From introductory weekend ice climbing classes to challenging mixed climbing clinics let us design a custom program to help you build your skills for a lifetime of enjoyment on the ice.

Ice Climbing – Durango, CO

Beginner to Intermediate Ice Climbing
Cascade Canyon, a 100% natural ice park is located just north of Durango and Durango Mountain Resort. Our warmer days and arctic nights provide a perfect setting for waterfalls to freeze into perfect ice climbs! This all natural ice climbing park is perfect for beginner to expert. Escape the crowds of other ice parks and come climb with KMG!

Ice Climbing – Silverton, CO

Intermediate to Advanced Ice Climbing
The ice climbs around Silverton are some of the tallest, easiest accessed, and most aesthetic ice climbs in CO and the lower 48. Just north of Silverton is the historic mining town of Eureka. Climbs like Whore House Hoses and Stairway to Heaven are among the classics with many of the routes being over 6 pitches and 1200 ft tall! Some of our favorite routes in the Silverton area include but are not limited to:

  • Stairway to Heaven WI4  1,200 ft
  • Whorehouse Hoses WI5 600 ft
  • First Gully WI3 600 ft
  • Second Gully WI3 800 ft
  • Goldrush WI4 600 ft
  • Fat City Area
  • Larry WI3
  • Moe WI4
  • Fat City Area WI 4-5 300 ft
  • Hoser’s Highway WI 5 900 ft
  • Unknown Scrappy Gully WI3-4 1,000 ft

    Ice Climbing – Ouray, CO

    Beginner to Advanced Ice Climbing
    Come experience the world famous ice climbing meca of the Ouray CO. Ouray Ranger District based programs are run solely as American Alpine Institute programs, where Britt Ruegger operates as an American Alpine Institute employee. Experience the wonder of climbing ice in world famous Ouray Colorado! Some personal favorite's in the Ouray area include but are not limited to:

    • Ouray Ice Park
    • Skylight
    • Choppos Chimney
    • Slippery When Wet
    • Slip Slidin’ Away
    • The Ribbon
    • Senator Gulch