Vail Ice Climbing
These climbs, ranging in height from 30 to over 100 feet high, form on spectacular ice curtains and free-standing pillars high over the small community of East Vail, with expansive vistas above. Routes range from beginner to advanced, and offer several options, including:
- A moderate introduction on lower angle beginner ice climbing routes, with a focus on the fundamentals of climbing, belaying and lowering.
- Challenge yourself on intermediate ice climbing routes, with awareness placed on increasingly efficient body positions, technique and maximizing rests.
- For the more advanced, experience a lead clinic where climbers simulate setting the rope while under the protection of a top-rope belay. An exhilarating way to experience “the sharp end”.
Or, share your idea of the perfect day; we’ll build your itinerary to suit, and share a love for the mountains.
With an outreach to all demographics, our ice climbers have ranged in age from 8 to 76 years old, and our guides have assisted clients to some of the greatest heights in their world, and to some of the highest summits. Participants of all ability and experience levels are welcome.
Outings are offered daily. Transportation to and from your doorstep, a private guide, and your technical ice climbing gear (ice climbing boots, crampons, ice axes, belay equipment, ropes, helmets and harnesses) are included in your outing.
Choose #1 recommended Apex. Satisfaction guaranteed.
Daily rates for private 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 gear provided by recipient(s); see our gear list.
Ready to sign up? Register below and an Apex representative will contact you shortly to confirm your reservation. You may also call (970) 949-9111 or use our contact page.
View our gear list page.