Half-Day Ice Climbing in Telluride
Telluride is home to many amazing moderate ice venues, perfect for first-timers. If you’re just looking to try a new winter sport and mix up your typical ski vacation, ice climbing is a fun challenge for the whole family. If you’re ambitious, the techniques taught in your first day of ice climbing, with some dedication, will one day allow you to climb big routes in the San Juans and elsewhere. Or, you’ll just acquire a unique way to spend time outside in the snowy months!
Our half-day ice climbs feature instruction on proper ice climbing technique suitable for moderate ice in a top-rope setting. Typically, a half day climb will focus on basics including climbing terminology and communication, best practices for top rope belay and lowering, and basic risk management in ice climbing. In addition to the practical basics, you will get an introduction to ice climbing equipment, movement and progression of skills. After a half-day outing around Telluride, climbers should be reasonably confident with climbing low-angle ice flows and will have basic familiarity with ice gear and basic climbing techniques.
We find that a half-day of climbing is often best for families, first-timers and those who are short on time and would prefer to stay in the Telluride area.
We have taken children as young as five and adults as old as 75, participants from Telluride Adaptive Sports and Wounded Warriors groups, and a whole range of climbers from all walks of life. Read what Telluride.com has to say about the reasons you should try ice climbing near Telluride HERE.
Mountain Trip will provide all the necessary technical climbing equipment to all climbers*, including ice tools, helmet, harness, crampons and mountaineering boots. We make sure that all equipment that we provide to our climbers is top-of-the-line and the newest technology available.