Breckenridge Ice Climbing

Experience an exciting winter activity;  Breckenridge Ice Climbing with Apex.


  • Available daily


6-7 hours


  • Vail, CO (East Vail)
  • Leadville, CO (Chalk Creek)
  • Lake City, CO


  • Per person, per day, per guide. Max ratio 1:5.
  • $166 (5p)
  • $172 (4)
  • $194 (3)
  • $235 (2)
  • $470 (1)
  • See our 'Ice Climb - Groups' page for large parties.


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Experience Level

Beginner to Advanced

Breckenridge ice climbing offers a unique experience to all who desire thrill and adventure. These ice falls provide an opportunity for beginner through seasoned ice climbers to experience some of the most breathtaking scenery and exhilarating Colorado ice climbing.

Great for groups of friends, families or anyone looking to try something new, Breckenridge ice climbing offers a multitude of ice falls with climbs suited to all experience levels. You’ll enjoy a personalized day of ice climbing with a private guide and inexperience suited to your ability level, fitness and goals.

First time ice climbers– Beginner ice climbing includes a moderate introduction on low angle ice where you will learn the fundamentals of climbing technique, gear basics, and belaying techniques.

Experienced ice climbers–Intermediate ice climbing explores more challenging routes, with a focus on efficient body positioning, maximizing rests, more in-depth belaying and intermediate gear use.

Seasoned ice climbers–For advanced climbers looking to learn new skills or sharpen existing ones, we offer instruction in advanced ice climbing techniques, gear selection and uses, anchor construction and mock leading clinics.

We happily customize our Colorado ice climbing itineraries to meet your goals. Participants of all experience and ability levels are welcome. Our ice climbing clients have ranged in age from 8 to 76 years old!

Apex ice climbing outings are offered daily and include all technical ice climbing gear (ice climbing boots, crampons, ice axes, belay devices, ropes, helmets and harnesses) as well as a private guide and instruction.

Choose #1 recommended Apex for your Breckenridge ice climbing experience. Satisfaction guaranteed.

Advanced reservations are recommended, not required. Some personal gear provided by participant(s); see the gear list tab above.

Ready to sign up? To register, click the Book It tab above. You may also call (970) 949-9111 or use our contact page.

What to bring:

  • Beacon (rental available)
  • *No cotton – cotton does not wick moisture or insulate when wet.
  • Synthetic or wool long underwear bottom (thin)
  • Synthetic or wool long sleeve top (medium)
  • Mid layer top and bottom
  • Synthetic or wool socks
  • Winter jacket
  • Insulated “Puffy” Jacket
  • Snow pants
  • Warm gloves or mittens
  • Hat and neck gaiter or balaclava
  • Goggles or sunglasses
  • Small day pack
  • Water bottle
  • Food

You may also want to consider:

  • Hand warmers
  • Hot liquid
  • Gaiters
  • Extra gloves
  • Lip balm
  • Sunscreen
  • Water bottle insulator
  • Camera

APEX Provides:

  • Boots
  • Crampons
  • Ice Axes
  • Helmet
  • Harness (42''/44'' max)

Participant Forms:

If you wish to complete your participant forms in advance, download and print out the pdf below. Complete both pages for each participant, and give to your guide at the beginning of your trip.

Participant Forms

Click the button below to view our terms, conditions and cancellation policy.