Vail Ice Climbing

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VAIL ICE CLIMBING – QUICK INFO

Enjoy all Colorado has to offer this winter with a Vail Ice Guide.

DATES

Available daily

DURATION

6-7 hours

COST

Max client to guide ratio 5:1
  • $178 – 5+ people
  • $198 – 4 people
  • $224 – 3 people
  • $250 – 2 people

LOCATION

Vail, CO

DIFFICULTY

Easy – Difficult

DESCRIPTION

VAIL ICE CLIMBING

In winter, cascading waterfalls and trickling alpine flows freeze and form fantastically beautiful and surreal ice climbs. These short lived sculptures offer phenomenal climbing opportunities hence a chance to experience a truly unique and unforgettable adventure. These climbs range in height between 30 to 100+ feet. Given the nature of the ice, each climb forms slightly differently each year and is subject to change throughout the season which as a result offers climbers a new experience every climb. With expansive views of Colorado’s Rockies and a chance to challenge yourself in a winter wonderland, ice climbing is a great way to spend the day in the mountains.

Our guides will teach you everything you need to know to ascend these frozen beauties and travel efficiently in the mountains. All ages, abilities, and fitness levels are welcome. We will work with you to select routes that meet your specifics needs and skill set, whether you are a first timer or an experienced ice climber.

BOOKING / MORE INFO

Ready to sign up? We look forward to working with you to select a route that suits your Vail Ice Climbing desires. Register with the accompanying calendar, call (970) 949-9111 or use our contact page to request more info.

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

ALSO CONSIDER

  • Hand warmers
  • Thermos of hot liquid
  • Gaiters
  • Extra gloves
  • Lip balm
  • Sunscreen
  • Water bottle insulator
  • Camera

APEX MOUNTAIN SCHOOL PROVIDES

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

I went ice climbing for the first time with my girlfriend for her birthday. It was an amazing experience and a great day for her and I. Our guide, Jesse Ramos, made us feel safe and secure while allowing us to push past our comfort zones. The hike to the falls was awesome and the climb up the falls was even better. Jesse does an incredible job of teaching and sharing a really cool sport. I highly recommend Apex Ice Climbing with Jesse as a guide for East Coast tourists and Vail residents alike.

Taylor P
★★★★★
TripAdvisor.com

VAIL ICE GUIDE

In winter, cascading waterfalls and trickling alpine flows freeze and form fantastically beautiful and surreal ice climbs. These short lived sculptures offer phenomenal climbing opportunities hence a chance to experience a truly unique and unforgettable adventure. These climbs range in height between 30 to 100+ feet. Given the nature of the ice, each climb forms slightly differently each year and is subject to change throughout the season which as a result offers climbers a new experience every climb. With expansive views of Colorado’s Rockies and a chance to challenge yourself in a winter wonderland, ice climbing is a great way to spend the day in the mountains.

Our Vail ice guides will teach you everything you need to know to ascend these frozen beauties and travel efficiently in the mountains. All ages, abilities, and fitness levels are welcome. We are dedicated to making sure you have the safest and most fulfilling experience possible. We will work with you to select routes that meet your specifics needs and skill set, whether you are a first timer or an experienced ice climber.