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June 24, 2016

Trip Report May 29, 2016: Dreamweaver Route on Mt. Meeker

With the attainment of our permit to Rocky Mountain National Park, our season has begun and we are super excited to share some trip reports with […]
March 16, 2015

Meet Your Guide For The Alpamayo Expedition (19,511 ft): Andres Marin

Andres grew up in Ibague, Colombia. His passion for guiding has allowed him to guide in all types of terrains, such as rock, alpine, skiing and […]
January 19, 2015
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Why You Should Join Our Ice Climbing Trip to Cody, Wyoming

When it comes to Ice Climbing, the San Juan Mountains can be hard to beat. With Classic Routes located in our backyard and with the Ouray […]
January 2, 2015

Route Profile: Dukes of Hazzard

Rarely formed Route in Silverton’s Eureka Canyon by Mark Miller, SJMG Senior Guide Today Dave and I headed to Dukes of Hazzard in Silverton’s Eureka Canyon. […]
December 27, 2014

Gear Review: OR Women’s Conviction Pant

A Guide’s Perspective by Lindsay Fixmer AMGA Certified Rock Guide & Assistant Alpine Guide Upon arriving in Ouray, CO early this December for the winter ice […]
December 25, 2014

The Talisman & Bridalveil Falls

Trip & Condition Reports from SJMG Senior Guide Mark Miller Recently, SJMG Senior Guide Mark Miller got a few days off of guiding locally here in […]
December 9, 2014

Ames Ice Hose Conditions 12.8.14

Classic Line Back In Condition Climbed Ames with Kevin today. The first pitch is in the fattest and most protectable condition I have ever climbed it. […]
November 20, 2014

San Juan Ice Conditions Update: Ice is IN – Come and Get It!

Classics are IN and Getting Climbed After a bit of nervousness with respect to how the trajectory of this early ice season was going to play […]
November 6, 2014

San Juan Ice Conditions November 5, 2014

Early November Ice Conditions Report It’s that time of year again – ice season is fast approaching.  Winter has returned to the San Juans – with […]
March 11, 2014

Rock & Ice Discovers the New Spots of Durango

    Chris Parker- Online Editor for Rock & Ice, visits his old stomping grounds of Durango, Colorado. Although things have changed, somethings have stayed the […]
February 5, 2014

5 Reasons you should buy your Avy 1 course Instead of a Season Pass

If you are anything like me: mid-20s, student loans, car insurance, rent- the whole 9 yards, then you’ve encountered the same monstrosity- the price for an adult season pass. […]
December 19, 2013

Guide Tip: V-Threads

Rappel Ice Routes with Confidence by IFMGA Guide Pat Ormond V-Threads are a great way to rappel ice routes without having to leave gear if good […]
December 18, 2013

Ice Climbing Skylight Area – Ouray Colorado

Classic San Juan Backcountry Ice Recently one of our guys and  guests climbed some cool stuff up in the Skylight/Camp Bird area just minutes outside of […]
November 20, 2013

Belays & Transitions for Multi-Pitch Ice

Techniques for Efficiency With backcountry ice climbing here in the San Juans and around Colorado already in full swing, we thought it would be a good […]
November 19, 2013

The Talisman: A San Juan Classic

Yesterday Thad and I decided it was finally time to get out and start swinging the ice tools.  We headed up Camp Bird Rd. outside of […]
November 5, 2013

Ice Climbing The Ribbon

An Early Season Climb of The Ribbon Wow!  We are feeling grateful in the San Juans!  Based on the wet September and the cycles of snow, […]
October 22, 2013

Early Season Skiing in the San Juans is On!

With a couple of big storms in early October we have laid down a nice base for decent early season turns. I don’t feel like it […]
September 27, 2013

Mountain Conditions Update

Current Snow Levels in the San Juans A few of us have been out and about in the San Juan Mountains during the last week – […]
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 […]