San Juan Ice Conditions
Ouray, Silverton, and Telluride Ice
We take pride in staying current on Ouray Ice Conditions and for all major ice climbs in the Ouray, Silverton, and Telluride areas. Check back often for updates, pictures, and trip reports!
Update 10/22/14: Ouray and San Juan Ice Conditions Reports/Observations will begin the first week of November. Overall, we have had a pretty good fall thus far in terms of snow and moisture in the high country, interspersed with periods of sunny weather and cold nights. That is a good recipe for the development of ice conditions throughout the range. The next few weeks will tell the tale. Stay tuned!
Ouray Ice Park [Opens in mid-December]
The Ouray Ice Park typically opens in mid-December each year. If you would like to become a member of the Ouray Ice Park click here and become a supporter of this incredible climbing resource!
|Ouray Ice Park Climbing Areas||Status|
|School Room to Lead Area||Closed|
|Lead Area/Upper Bridge||Closed|
|Between the Bridges||Closed|
|Sh%thouse & Gazebo||Closed|
Camp Bird Road Climbs [Updates begin early November]
Conditions updates for the Ouray area and Camp Bird Climbs will begin the first week of November.
|Camp Bird Area Ice Climb||Status|
|Racing Stripes||Not in|
|The Ribbon||Not in|
|Birdbrain Boulevard||Not in|
|Choppo’s Chimney||Not in|
|Slippery Climbs||Not in|
|Chockstone Chimney||Not in|
|The Talisman||Not in.|
Ouray Valley & HWY 550 [Updates begin early November]
Conditions updates for the Ouray area and Highway 550 Climbs will begin the first week of November.
|Ouray Valley & HWY 550 Ice Climb||Status|
|Dexter Creek Slabs||Not in|
|Cascade Falls||Not in|
|Oak Creek||Not in|
|Horsetail Falls||Not in|
|Sunslpash/Solar Circus||Not in|
|The Dungeon (North Silver Creek)||Not in|
|Kennedy’s Gully||Not in|
|Gravity’s Rainbow||Not in|
Silverton Eureka Canyon [Updates begin early November]
Click here for the current avalanche hazard forecast for the Northern San Juans before you go!
Conditions updates for the Silverton area and Eureka Canyon Climbs will begin the first week of November.
|Eureka Canyon Ice Climb||Status|
|Dukes of Hazzard||Not in|
|Giant Steps||Not in|
|Whorehouse Ice Hose||Not in|
|Highway to Hell||Not in|
|Stairway to Heaven||Not in|
|Hoser’s Highway||Not in|
|Gully’s 1 & 2||Not in|
|Tempered by Fire/Fat City||Not in|
South Mineral Creek [Updates begin early November]
Conditions updates for the Silverton area and South Mineral Creek Climbs will begin the first week of November. Access to these climbs is typically predicated on the open/closed status of the road unless you want to do the long approach on snowshoes/skis…….
|South Mineral Creek Ice Climb||Status|
|Road Conditions to Climbs||Road Open|
|Direct North Face||Not in|
|Campground Couloirs||Not in|
Telluride Area [Updates begin early November]
…where the big kids go to get pumped on ice. Conditions updates for the Telluride Area Climbs will begin the first week of November.
|Telluride Area Ice Climb||Status|
|Bridalveil Falls||Not in|
|Ames Ice Hose||Not in|
|Sapphire Bullets||Not in|
|The Fang||Not in|
|Silverpick Falls||Not in|
|Ames Falls||Not in|