Backcountry Ice Climbing


Silverton, Colorado

Group Size

2 people per guide


6 hours


Intermediate, Hard

SJE runs ice climbing trips and courses around the towns of Durango and Silverton, CO. From introductory weekend ice climbing classes, to challenging mixed climbing clinics, let SJE design a custom program to help you build your skills for a lifetime of enjoyment on the ice. 


Silverton Ice

Just north of Silverton is the historic mining town of Eureka. These climbs are Colorado classics, many being over 6 pitches and 1200′ tall! Some of our favourites include:

  • Stairway to Heaven – WI4 – 1200′
  • Whorehouse Hoses – WI5 – 600′
  • First Gully – WI3 – 600′
  • Second Gully – WI3 – 800′
  • Goldrush – WI4 – 600′
  • …and many more!