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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 […]
December 26, 2012

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays from the crew at San Juan Mountain Guides. May your new year be full of hero-ice, blower-powder, and splitter hand cracks!  
December 22, 2012

Ouray Ice Park Opening Day

Ice Park opening day is always has a festive feel to it. There isn’t really any official fanfare but climbers from all over the state show […]
December 22, 2012

Ouray Backcountry Ice Climbing Tour

I spent the last four days climbing with Rob from NY. Despite some difficulties from the weather and high avalanche danger in many places, we managed […]
December 7, 2012

Out of the Mainline, Fall Creek Drainage, Camp Bird Road

Recently, I took great pleasure in climbing “Out of the Mainline,” a unique flow that forms in the Fall Creek drainage.   This ice climb rarely gets […]