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March 28, 2013

Ski Mountaineering Guide Tip

Ski Mountaineering Guide Tip Andrew Klotz – AMGA Ski Guide Spring is here and the snow is stabilizing so it is time to hit the big […]
March 7, 2013

Whorehouse Hoses

Lisa, Dale and I headed out to Eureaka yesterday and climbed the uber classic Whorehouse Hoses.  Lisa lead the first half of pitch one. (To be […]
March 4, 2013

Get Inspired

Check out this video that was recently posted about the Ice Park on Mountain Project. Now that the season is winding down the video brings a […]
February 10, 2013

Denver University

Every year Denver University’s Alpine Club takes a trip down to southwest Colorado to ice climb in Ouray and ski in Telluride.  This year the weather […]
February 6, 2013

Ice Park to the Backcountry

Mike just came out for a few days of ice climbing in Ouray.  We started out in the Ouray Ice Park and then headed out to […]
February 4, 2013

Learn to Lead Ice (Safer)

Here at SJMG we pride ourselves on having a pretty liberal policy towards teaching our guests to lead climb. Many self taught climbers falsely believe that you hire […]
January 29, 2013

Ice Progression Sessions

I recently had the opportunity to climb with three great guys – Kevin, Brant, and David – all of whom were long time friends prior to […]
January 25, 2013

Training for Mount Rainier’s Liberty Ridge

I had the pleasure of spending four days here in Ouray with Steve and Brad who are both preparing to climb Mount Rainier’s ultra classic Liberty […]
January 20, 2013

San Juan Skiing: Ski the Rockies

The avalanche hazard is fickle as ever in the San Juans.  However, for those who know where to look, there is terrific alpine and tree skiing […]
January 18, 2013


Seriously. I am not just trying to sell you a trip. I promise, I don’t teach avalanche courses for SJMG, but the folks who do will […]
January 14, 2013

The Best of the Best in Moab – Oct. 2012

October is a great time to climb in the Moab area.  The weather is generally good and the temps are perfect.  Unfortunately most of Colorado also […]
January 14, 2013

San Juan Winter Mountaineering

Scott and Mark came out to Ouray for and intro to winter mountaineering. A day of learning to ice climb in the Ouray Ice Park. A […]
January 13, 2013

Ouray Ice Fest Backcountry

For many people the Ouray Ice Park and front country ice climbing is the extent of their ice climbing horizons. However, for the first time this […]
January 9, 2013

Ouray Ice Festival

It is like the town is holding its breath tonight. We are anticipating tons of ice climbers from all over the country to come revel in […]
January 8, 2013

San Juans alpine powder skiing-Trico Peak Summit

Trico Peak’s East ridge and SE Face. Our team climbed this ridge from Red Mountain Pass then into Mineral Basin under the south face and ascended […]
January 5, 2013

Kids Ice Climbing!

   Ice Climbing is for everyone!  We are having a blast with kids of all ages at the Ouray Ice Park Kids Wall.  San Juan Mountain […]
January 2, 2013

Intro to Winter Mountaineering

The Intro to Winter Mountaineering Course is a 4 day trip that strives to give you a solid overview of many of the different aspects of […]
January 1, 2013

Ouray Highway 550: Kennedy’s Gulley

Get it while it is hot, or cold as the case may be! Cold enough for Kennedy’s Gully to come in. This is one of the […]
January 1, 2013

Ouray Highway 550: Gravity’s Rainbow

Every few years the weather provides us with enough cold and overcast days in a row for a few finicky San Juan classics to form.  At […]
December 28, 2012

Snow is Flying and Ice is Forming!

SNOW IS FLYING and ICE IS FORMING! Lots of fresh snow has fallen in the San Juan Mountains this past week, and colder temperatures have allowed […]