Intro Ice Climbing Course


Ouray, Colorado

Group Size

4 people per guide


17 hours



Intro to Ice Course:

This course is your gateway into the world of ice climbing! We offer Ouray's most comprehensive and thorough introduction to ice climbing in this 2-day course at the Ouray Ice Park.

Getting into ice climbing is an intimidating prospect, but our guides create a safe, comfortable, and fun learning environment that lets you focus on what you're here to do: learn to climb ice! 

We meet at 7:30am on the first day for gear fitting, then head into the Ice Park. We meet at 7:45am on the second day.

What you’ll learn:

  • How to properly set-up top rope anchors

  • Foundational ice climbing safety

  • Basics of ice movement

  • How to confidently belay, lower, and communicate with your climber

  • How to tie appropriate knots for various climbing scenarios

  • How to efficiently climb grade 3-4 ice

Your ice journey begins here, and we couldn't be more excited to start it with you!

What's Included:

  • All Climbing Equipment (boots, crampons, harness, helmet, ice tools).

  • Packs to carry your items are available on request (availability is limited).

  • Ropes and all set-up/belaying equipment.

  • A Patient, Professional Guide

  • You are welcome to use your personal gear (guides will check its condition before use)

What do you need to bring?

  • Personal Clothing

  • A Pack to carry your personal items.

  • Food and Water for a full day of activity.

What to expect:

  • Around 6-7 hours of physical activity per day.

  • Quickly changing winter mountain weather! Dress accordingly.

  • To be challenged and feel accomplished with your new ice climbing skills!


  • $495