Ice Climbing

Ice Climbing is the activity of climbing ice formations. These formations come in all forms including: icefalls, frozen waterfalls, rock slabs covered in ice, and cliff sides frozen with water. These formations can be man made and/or nature made. There are two types of ice climbing: Water Ice Climbing & Alpine Ice Climbing. Water Ice is usually found on cliff sides from liquid water flows and Alpine ice is generally found in the mountains and is frozen precipitation. Ice comes in all formations from soft to hard and the climbing grades differ from that of rock climbing. Mixed climbing is the combination of climbing both rock and ice.

COURSES

Intro to Ice Climbing

Ice Climbing for Beginners Our Introduction to Ice Climbing Course is the perfect one-day introductory course covering all the basics of ice climbing.  Our highly trained guides will lead the group to one of the many great ice climbing venues…

Vertical Ice Climbing

Steep Ice Climbing Our vertical ice climbing course is perfect if you just took our intro to ice climbing course or if you have years of experience and just need a tune up on your technique.  Our guides will get…

Mixed Climbing

Rock and Ice Climbing Mixed climbing is ascending ice and rock, using techniques from both disciplines and inventing a few new ones. On this one-day course, you’ll learn techniques to move smoothly and confidently on rock with boots, ice tools,…

Leading Ice

Leading Ice Climbing Our two-day Leading Ice course teaches you techniques to become a solid leader on water ice.  This course is based out of beautiful Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado.  We start with a thorough review of ice protection…

Canadian Rockies Waterfall Ice Climbing

Climb Ice in Canada The World’s premier destination for waterfall ice climbing, this area boasts thousands of ice climbing routes for all experience levels.  The Canadian Rockies also have fantastic opportunities for mixed climbing. In fact, modern mixed climbing was…

Ice Climbing Camps

Climb Ice in the Heart of Colorado Rifle, Colorado Camp Our two day vertical ice climbing camps in Rifle, Colorado is perfect for those who have taken our Intro to Ice Climbing course or for folks that have some experience…