Colorado Mountain School is the premier guide service in the Rocky Mountains. We offer custom ice climbing adventures anytime that ice is in condition. Whether you would like to learn a particular set of skills like leading climbs or building anchors, or you just want to climb one of the many beautiful, blue ice flows that Colorado has to offer, we’re here to take you wherever your ice climbing aspirations may lie.

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  • Typically up to 8 hours in length.
  • Standard meeting time is 8AM, though alternative start times are sometimes necessary.
  • This option is great for a full day of single pitch ice climbing for individuals as well as groups.  We can spend the day climbing and having fun or can focus on a instructing a particular set of skills like learning to climb ice or building ice anchors.
  • Ex: Hidden Falls, Big Thompson, Clear Creek Canyon
  • Typically up to 8 hours in length.
  • Standard meeting time is 8AM, though alternative start times are sometimes necessary.
  • This option is great for a full day of ice climbing on routes that require intermediate belays.  We’ll spend the day climbing longer routes in places like Vail or Rocky Mountain National Park.
  • Ex: East Vail Falls, Coors Lite
  • Typically 7-10 hours in length.
  • Standard meeting time is 6AM, though alternative start times are sometimes necessary.
  • This option is great for many popular ice routes in Rocky Mountain National Park.  We’ll be up with the sunrise and spending much of the day having fun in the mountains.
  • Ex: The Squid, Jaws, The Crypt, Black Lake
  • Typically 8-12 hours in length.
  • Standard meeting time is 4AM, though alternative start times are sometimes necessary.
  • This option is great for long, classic routes in Rocky Mountain National Park.  We’ll be on the trail before sunrise and spending much of the day climbing ice in the mountains.
  • Ex: Alexander’s Chimney, Dreamweaver, Martha’s
  • Typically 12+ hours in length.
  • Standard meeting time is 1AM, though alternative start times are sometimes necessary.
  • This option is reserved for some of the longest and most challenging routes in Rocky Mountain National Park.  We’ll be approaching our objective well before sunrise and sometimes even beginning our technical climbing before sunrise.
  • Ex: Longs Peak East Face routes

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