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Ice Climbing Tours in Colorado

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Guided Ice Climbing Tours

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Colorado Adventure Guides provides guided ice climbing tours and lessons in Summit County, CO. Join us this winter to take your ice climbing skills to the next level or simply try it for the first time. Like skiing untracked powder, ice climbing is both an artistic dance and a demonstration of musculature. Finesse meets power with the hopes of reaching the top. Our professionally trained guides are experienced with the local climbing zones and can choose the best area for a given group.

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Ice Climbing Tours

Let's Swing Some Tools!

From beginners swinging ice tools for the first time to advanced climbers seeking expert instruction, experience a day of ice climbing in the mountains of Summit County.

We offer half and full-day, single and multi-pitch, guided sessions for all ability levels as well as instructional courses throughout the winter season. We provide all of the ice climbing specific gear, including helmets, harnesses, ice tools, crampons, etc. Contact us for an unforgettable day on the ice!

Covid-19 Policies

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Ice Climbing Gear Rentals

No Gear? No problem!

New for the 2021/2022 season we are now operating a full backcountry demo shop out of our basecamp in Silverthorne, CO with over 100 different items. We have what you need including a/t touring and splitboard setups from Weston, Faction, Dynafit, and Stereo. Snowshoes, ice climbing gear, avalanche rescue gear, and more. Discounted options are available for those who book a course or trip with us!

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General Info

Tour Duration

Half Day (3-5 hours) or Full Day (6-8 hours)

Dates Offered

Guided backcountry skiing tours generally operate from December to April depending on conditions.

Price
Half-Day
$275 1 person
$195 2 people
$175 3 people
$165 4 people
5 or more Call for rates.
Full-Day
$395 1 person
$255 2 people
$205 3 people
$185 4 people
5 or more Call for rates.
Student:Instructor Ratio

6 Students:1 Instructor

Location

Summit Country, CO and surrounding locations.

Silverthorne Basecamp:

204 Ryan Gulch Rd Silverthorne, CO 80498

Tour Itinerary

Pre Trip – Clients will be contacted directly from their guide no later than 48 hours before trip start to discuss trip details

Day of Tour – 8:00am – 4:00pm Meet at TH or CAG basecamp to meet your guide and then travel into the field for a full day of learning and fun

Required Equipment

Medium sized backpack (approx. 40L)

Sunglasses

Cold weather layering (see recommended clothing below)

Recommended Clothing

Hard or softshell pants

Synthetic or merino wool base layer

Softshell jacket (optional)

Down or synthetic insulated jacket

Hardshell or water/wind resistant jacket

Light gloves for uphill travel

Warm gloves

Brimmed hat or visor

Sunglasses

Neck gaitor or buff

Local Accommodations

Joining CAG for a Summit based adventure? Check out our partners at The Pad, Silverthorne’s first boutique hotel/hostel, centrally-located along the Blue River, in the heart of Colorado ski country. Built for the modern traveler, their affordable, yet high-amenity, lodging in beautiful Summit County, Colorado allows our guests to prioritize experience, adventure and to focus their spending on activities and experiences in the Rocky Mountains and our community. Just ask the folks at CAG for details or click the button below to visit their website.

The Pad
Reschedule/Cancellation Policy

Refunds will be honored for cancellations with more than 48 Hours PRIOR notice to trip start time. An administrative fee of 10% will be assessed for all cancellations.

Rescheduling will be honored 48 HOURS prior to trip start date. An administrative fee of 10% will be assessed for all rescheduling.

All activities are Rain or Shine. In case of operator cancellation due to adverse or unsafe conditions prior to start time, first the operator will attempt to reschedule. If rescheduling is not possible, the client will receive a full refund. Operator, including guides in the field, reserve the right to shorten or reroute activity in the case of unmanageable hazards or inability of guest to complete the objective. Completion of objective-based routes is not guaranteed.

Prerequisites

No experience necessary. From novice to advanced, we have climbs for kids, families, and climbers of all experience levels.

Price Includes

Local qualified and professional Instructors

5:1 maximum client:guide ratio

All climbing gear included

Price Does Not Include
  • Air­fare
  • Accommodations
  • Trans­porta­tion to and from designated meeting place
  • Food
  • Clothing and gear (see FAQ for recommendations)
  • Guide gra­tu­ities
  • Travel insurance (we recommend World Nomads)
COVID-19 Policies

We are cognizant that COVID-19 remains problematic, and we are instituting safety policies for our students/clients, guides, and staff. We will continue to follow all Local, State, and CDC health guidelines throughout the season and as such our COVID policy is subject to change. Please check our COVID-19 page for the most up to date information for your trip or course.

Frequently Asked Questions

How physically fit do I need to be for this?

Colorado Adventure Guides is priority is keeping our patrons and students safe. Our instructors are trained to recognize potentially hazardous situations in the backcountry; they plan and operate accordingly. Prior to the start of any course or backcountry trip you will be asked to complete a brief health history. The failure to disclose pertinent information on the health history form could result in serious harm, even death, to the signing participant, other guests and/or the guide. All information submitted is completely confidential; it is for the guide’s use and would only be shared in the event of an emergency with medical and/or rescue personnel directly caring for the guest. Your ability to enjoy the adventure depends on your health and fitness, thus it’s recommended that you are in good physical condition.

What if I would like to join a group trip?

All of our guided ice climbing trips are booked private and custom and priced accordingly. If you are looking for a group trip option please see our Ice Climbing Courses or contact us to see if we have any group trips available on the schedule.

When and how do I meet up with the group?

For field based trips clients will be encouraged to utilize our CAG Company vans or to carpool to help alleviate trailhead overcrowding. Your instructor/guide will contact you with more details at least 48 hours prior to the date of your trip that will include meeting time and location.

Should I tip my instructor?

Your instructors work hard before, during, and after your course to provide you with a great experience and while not expected, gratuities are always highly appreciated and if you had a safe, educational, and fun experience. Gratuities typically range from 15-20%.

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Our ice climbing tours have limited capacity and tend to book up months in advance. It is strongly recommended that you reserve your spot before the winter season starts.

204 Ryan Gulch Rd Silverthorne, CO 80498

(970) 893-8007

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    204 Ryan Gulch Rd Silverthorne, CO 80498

    PHONE

    (970) 893-8007

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