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Telluride Colorado

Ice Climbing

There really is nothing like scaling a frozen waterfall, and our expert guides will lead guests of all ability levels on some of the best ice climbs out west. An incredible full-body workout accompanied by unparalleled views and photo opportunities, this unique adventure is a perfect alternative to skiing or snowboarding that will give you bragging rights for years to come. Routes are chosen based on guest experience and ice conditions.

Telluride locations include Bear Creek and Bridal Veil Falls (the tallest free-falling waterfall in Colorado), as well as the nearby and world-renowned Ames Ice Hose and famous Ouray Ice Park.

Call (970) 728-7433 or email for price inquiries or to book your adventure today!

Guided Ice Climbing Tours



  • Intro-to-ice courses, as well as half-day and full-day climbs are available. Please contact the Telluride Adventure Center for specific pricing and terms.
  • Water Ice (WI) grades vary from 1-6, depending on location.
  • Our expert guides will decide which areas to bring guests based on their physical ability, climbing experience and overall weather and ice conditions.
  • The recommended maximum number of participants per group is 8 guests.
  • Minors must have an adult parent or legal guardian sign for them.


What’s Included:

  • Round-trip transportation
  • All safety equipment (ropes, harnesses, belay devices, and ice screws)
  • All personal ice climbing gear (helmet, boots, crampons and ice tools)
  • Gaiters and gloves are available upon request
  • Boxed lunches are provided on full-day climbs


What to Bring/Recommended Attire:

  • To ensure maximum warmth and comfort, guests should wear waterproof, breathable, synthetic (non-cotton) base layers underneath their waterproof jacket and snow pants. A warm, insulating layer (wool, fleece or synthetic loft) to go over one’s base layers and under their waterproof jacket is also encouraged.
  • Guests should also bring their own sunglasses or goggles, neck gaiters, and hand and/or foot warmers for extra-chilly conditions. A warm hat to wear underneath the helmet your guide will provide is also recommended.
  • A light-weight, flexible pair of gloves are ideal for easier ice pick usage while climbing, and a thicker pair of mittens or gloves to keep your hands warm while you are belaying your friends or taking a rest from climbing will make your entire day more enjoyable.
  • Some of our guides provide snacks, refreshments and extra packs for guests to use, but we highly recommend participants bring their own lightweight backpack to store shredded layers, SPF lip balm, sunscreen, their own salty and protein-packed snacks and something to hydrate with. Collapsible water bottles are available for purchase at the Telluride Adventure Center.

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