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Introduction to Ice Climbing in Telluride, Colorado


Join a certified mountain guide for this fun, scenic and informative 1-day introduction to ice climbing outside of Telluride, Colorado. Climb one or more scenic ice falls of varying difficulty levels, learning more about the sport and enjoying gorgeous views along the way.



1 Day

Jan - Apr, Dec


All levels


* Enjoy the stunning scenery around Telluride, Colorado.

* Climb one or more routes perfectly suited to your abilities.

* Learn new ice climbing skills and hone existing ones along the way.


Tucked into the stunning San Juan Mountains on the western slopes of the majestic Rockies, Telluride is home to some of the best ice climbing in the world!

Join one of our local and knowledgeable guides and we will take you out to some of the best spots in this incredibly beautiful part of Colorado.

Whether you have previous experience or are new to ice climbing, we will go out and climb the perfect route.

For beginners, we will likely opt for the small hydro-electric town of Ames, where there are plenty of short routes perfectly suited for learning the sport.

We'll take more advanced climbers either to the Ice Hose in Ames or to the iconic Bridal Veil. Both routes provide plenty of challenges as well as rewards.

Regardless of where we go, our guides will teach you more about the sport and help you hone the skills. By the time our day (or half-day, depending on your time limitations) is finished, you'll be ready to head out and try the sport again next winter.

So what are you waiting for? Book now for this fun, scenic and informative day of ice climbing, just outside of Telluride, Colorado!

If you like the look of this trip, but were looking for something a little bit different, then we think you may also enjoy our day of backcountry skiing in Bear Creek, also near Telluride!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Harness

- Helmet

- Crampons

- Mountaineering boots

- Ice axe

Price details

Please note for the half-day variation of this course the prices are: $300/person for group of 1; $200/person for group of 2; $175/person for group of 3; and $150/person for group of 4.


More info

Please be sure to bring the following: gloves hat winter jacket ski pants gaiters (optional) eyewear extra layers snacks/water

Meeting point

Telluride, Colorado

About the guide

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Guide Agency


German | French | English

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