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A Day of Ice Climbing in Lake City, Colorado

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Enjoy an ice climbing program with Jayson, an IFMGA-certified guide, on the northern edge of the San Juan Mountains in the quiet mountain culture of Lake City.



+1 Day

Jan - Mar, Dec


All levels


* Enjoy a day of ice climbing in the enchanting Lake City Ice Park.

* Learn valuable tools to further your climbing and mountaineering career.

* Experience the unique serenity of the Colorado Rockies and its wilderness.


Head to the San Juan Mountains and discover the amazing sport of ice climbing in the charming atmosphere of Lake City, Colorado! Devote a day – or more! – to learning the ropes of this growing sport or build on your previous experience to develop your mountaineering skills!

The peaceful nature of Colorado is renowned throughout the world. Its abundant peaks are notoriously delicious objectives for winter sports enthusiasts, making the Rocky Mountains and its subranges some of the most sought-after climbs in the United States. Tucked away on the northern edge of the San Juan Mountains lies Lake City, a lesser-known destination that packs a mighty mountaineering punch.

Lake City is the best of both worlds. It offers remote climbs that are perfect for a personal experience on the rock and ice without compromising seamless access that makes getting to and from the quiet climbing hub effortless and enjoyable. The entire trip is catered to the individual, and you will be able to focus on your personal goals without the distraction of large crowds.

From the moment you arrive, the climbing routes are ready to explore. The relaxed atmosphere of Lake City, combined with the immaculate ice flow, make it a great place for beginners to start climbing. It is a low-pressure environment that nurtures your growth in the sport while taking advantage of the incomparable beauty of Colorado.

For the seasoned climber looking to pick up new skills and improve their skill set, Lake City also offers more challenging multi-pitches and technical ascents. You can expect WI4 to WI5 climbs, including The Sherman Climb, Open and Closed Caskets, and Curecanti Monster. The backcountry ascents are more than worth a day in the mountains, and we can cultivate a program that is right for you and your skills.

The untouched ice in this region makes your route feel pure. It gives you a personal experience with the Rocky Mountains that will undoubtedly push you further into the sport. There are an abundant number of lines and routes. We can set aside more than a day to satisfy your climbing cravings.

This region is my backyard, and I am always happy to spread the magic of its wilderness. I will ensure a safe and unintimidating experience that you won’t get anywhere else. There is no commitment requirement on this spectacular program other than an interest in ice climbing and a passion for the outdoors.

You should have a reasonable level of fitness to take this trip. No experience is necessary, though participants who have completed previous climbing objectives will have more opportunities to attempt the thrilling backcountry routes.

What are you waiting for? Book this ice climbing program NOW and get your fill of Lake City’s pristine ice and see the Colorado Rockies along the road – and mountains – less traveled!

There are also opportunities to try backcountry skiing in Red Mountain Pass](https://www.explore-share.com/trip/1-day-of-backcountry-skiing-in-red-mountain-pass-colorado/) if you had an interested in moving down the mountain. Ambitious mountaineers can even [try a program in alpine climbing in the Rockies!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

The prices listed are per person, per day.

The price includes the guiding fee.


More info

If you are interested in a multi-day program, let me know and we can design the perfect program just for you.

Meeting point

Contact me upon booking and we will confirm a meeting location.

About the guide

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E-S Adventure Guides



Mountain Guide

One of our certified guides will take you skiing and climbing to some of the best spots in North America. In the USA we offer trips in California, Colorado, Maine, Alaska, Oregon, Arizona, Washington, Montana, Nevada, Texas, Utah and Vermont. And in Canada, you'll find tours in Quebec, Alberta and British Columbia.



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What people are saying about E-S Adventure Guides



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Guide was very experienced and very patient with us. We learned alot and he tried to fit in all the knowledge he could in one day, super awesome. A little tough going back and forth to get the trip set up hard to tell if the site is sketchy until you see reviews but all worked out. Ended up with an awesome day with an awesome guide. Overall pretty satisfied and thankful!

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