Ice Climbing Colorado
Well known for sunny days and powder shots, Colorado is also home to great ice climbing. In fact, ice climbing in Colorado offers some of the most exhilarating and accessible ice climbing in the Rockies, with routes for everyone from first time climbers to seasoned enthusiasts.
Located in the heart of the Vail Valley, Apex offers daily private ice climbing trips and open enrolment courses just minutes from your hotel. Our trips and courses are designed to accommodate everyone from beginner to advanced climbers, and our focus on client safety and client care ensures a fun time for all!
Below are links to our individual trips and courses. We are happy to customize itineraries to fit your personal goals.
High above the community of East Vail, Colorado is a variety of frozen waterfall formations. With routes ranging from 30 feet to over 100 feet high, you’re sure to find thrills for all abilities.
Just a short drive from Breckenridge, you’ll find some of the best ice in the Rocky Mountains. Let Apex’s #1 recommended climbing guides take you out for an experience you will never forget!
Perfect for birthday parties, reunions, corporate groups or any group looking to share an exciting and bonding experience. Share in this awesome Colorado adventure together!
Build confidence in your rappelling and have a great time doing it! These breathtaking outings are available as day trips; no technical ice climbing necessary.
Our beginner ice climbing course is a great introduction to the fundamentals of ice climbing. Our guides provide instruction on gear use, basic climbing technique, belaying, and more.
For those with prior ice climbing experience, this is a great way to take your ice climbing skills to the next level. Get a brief review of the basics, then move on to learning more efficient climbing technique and body position, intermediate gear use, rappelling, anchor placement and much more.
Advanced Ice Climbing:
Ideal for experienced climbers wanting to learn lead climbing, mixed or multi-pitch climbing, or the finer points of gear placement and anchor construction. Our staff is happy to design an itinerary that best suits your needs and pushes you to your limits.
Learn the fundamentals of mixed climbing through advanced instruction from our guides. You will learn dry tooling techniques, proper footwork, and efficient body positioning. This course is great for those who want to take their skills to the next level with mixed climbing.
Lead Ice Climbing:
This course is a great option for climbers ready to get onto the other end of the rope. Learn the basics of placing gear in a mock scenario, with instruction from your professional guide.
Apex provides all technical ice climbing gear (i.e. ice climbing boots, crampons, harnesses, helmets, belay equipment, ropes, and other technical gear) for your outing, and we welcome all ability and fitness levels.
Choose #1 recommended Apex for your Colorado ice climbing outing. Satisfaction guaranteed.
Daily rates for private courses and outings:
5 ppl: $154 ea
4 ppl: $166 ea
3 ppl: $186 ea
2 ppl: $227 ea
1 person: $350
Pricing is per person, per day, per guide. Max ratio is 1 guide to 5 clients.
Advanced reservations are recommended, not required. Some personal items provided by participant(s); see our gear list.
To register, complete the registration form below or at the bottom of any activity page, call Apex Mountain School at (970) 949-9111, or use our contact us page.