Group Ice Climbing

Try something new with your friends, family, or co-workers with Group Ice Climbing with Apex.


  • Available daily


6-7 hours


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


  • Per person, per day.
  • $166 per participant.
  • See 'Details' page or call 970-949-9111 for corporate and larger group pricing.


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Experience Level

Beginner to Advanced

Group ice climbing in Vail, Colorado is a popular choice for large family outings, birthdays and other celebrations, bachelor/bachelorette parties, government agencies and ice climbing team building events. Stepping outside of your group’s circle of comfort and challenging each other climbing on the frozen ice falls of Vail, Colorado strengthens ties, increases trust in one another and creates amazing memories of the Colorado Rockies.

Supporting and cheering each other on, on low angle ice, you’ll watch in wonderment as groups and teams are re-connected in this powerful bonding activity. If it’s a family or social group, we’ll provide the professional ice climbing guides and facilitation for an unforgettable experience together in the Colorado Rockies. Our groups return to ice climb with us again and again, and say this is one of the most exciting and rewarding experiences they’ve shared together.

If it’s a team building activity you’re after, the success of groups and organizations depends on individuals working together as a team to unlock hidden potential, and there’s no doubt about this environment’s ability to unlock potential. Apex can help corporate groups work together to improve teamwork, communication, problem solving, productivity, and motivation. If you’re interested in learning more about corporate group adventures, you might also appreciate our team building events.

Whether it’s organizational development or just a breathtaking new experience you’re after, group ice climbing is available to all abilities and fitness levels, beginner to advanced, and our ice climbers have ranged from 8 to 76 years old.

No experience is necessary. Apex provides all of your technical climbing gear (i.e. climbing shoes, harnesses, helmets, belay equipment, ropes, and other gear) for your day with us. Ask your guide for information on what to bring.

Choose #1 recommended Apex for your next group outing. Satisfaction guaranteed.

Advanced reservations are recommended, not required. Some personal items 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.

Corporate and Large Group pricing:

Baseline charge for corporate and large group pricing is $150 per person. Transportation, meals, personality type indicators, conflict resolution tools, and other add-ons are additional.

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.


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