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!
Ouray Ice Park [Updated 04/01/13]
The Ouray Ice Park is closed for the season. See you next year!
|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 [Updated 04/01/13]
Thin climbing past April 1. Not recommended.
|Camp Bird Area Ice Climb||Status|
|The Ribbon||Not In|
|Birdbrain Boulevard||Not In|
|Skylight||Thinning. Almost gone.|
|Choppo’s Chimney||Thinning. Almost gone.|
|Slippery Climbs||Thinning. Almost gone.|
|Chockstone Chimney||Thinning. Almost gone.|
|The Talisman||Not In|
Ouray Valley & HWY 550 [Updated 04/01/13]
Climbing mostly done for the 2013 winter season. See you next year.
|Ouray Valley & HWY 550 Ice Climb||Status|
|Dexter Creek Slabs||Not In|
|Cascade Falls||Not In|
|Oak Creek||Not in|
|Horsetail Falls||In but thinning. Best climb early.|
|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 [Updated 04/01/13]
Click here for the current avalanche hazard forecast for the Northern San Juans before you go!
Most climbs are out of shape by this time of year.
|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||Not In|
South Mineral Creek [Updated 04/01/13]
The gully nature of these climbs means that after there is enough snow for the road to close the climbs will be choked with powder and are exposed to serious avalanche hazard.
|South Mineral Creek Ice Climb||Status|
|Road Conditions to Climbs||Road closed. Long approach on skis or snowshoes, big avalanche hazard.|
|Direct North Face||Not In|
|Campground Couloirs||Not In|
Telluride Area [Updated 04/11/13]
…where the big kids go to get pumped on ice.
|Telluride Area Ice Climb||Status|
|Bridalveil Falls||Not In|
|Ames Ice Hose||Not In|
|Ingram Falls||Not In|
|The Fang||Not In|
|Silverpick Falls||Not In|
|Ames Falls||Not In|