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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 […]
January 15, 2014

Placing an Ice Screw on Lead

Best Practices for Placing an Ice Screw by Dale Remsberg – IFMGA Mountain Guide Placing an ice screw while on lead has changed a lot over […]
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 19, 2013

Featured Guide: Mark Miller

Senior SJMG Guide Mark Miller AMGA Certified Rock Guide Mark is one of the original SJMG guides working in Ouray. He has been teaching ice climbing […]
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 […]
December 13, 2013

Belaying Out and Raising Your Partner – Ouray Ice Park Part 2

Essential Technique for the Ouray Ice Park In the video below, SJMG Guide and AMGA Certified Rock & Alpine Guide Dawn Glanc covers the steps involved in […]
December 11, 2013

Anchoring in the Schoolroom

Belay with Confidence in the Ouray Ice Park With the Ouray Ice Park set to open this weekend (Saturday December 14th, 2013), we thought it would […]
December 6, 2013

Lowering In, Belaying Out in the Ouray Ice Park – Part 1

Techniques to Manage Lowers and Top Belays With ice climbing season already in full swing here in the San Juans, and the opening of the Ouray […]
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 14, 2013

2014 Ouray Ice Fest Clinics Available!

Registration Now Open! The 2014 Ouray Ice Festival Clinics are now available for purchase.  Click on this link to go to the Clinic Schedule and Shopping […]
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

October Snow = Fat Early Season Ice

The Best Recipe for Early Season Ice Conditions Around the middle of October and as the temperatures in the high country start to drift towards the […]
September 24, 2013

Mt Rainier Climb Wrap Up

100% Success on the Kautz Glacier Earlier this summer, July 28 – August 1 to be exact, myself (Nate Disser) and Dave Ahrens successfully led 4 […]
August 29, 2013

Guide Tip: Become the Best Belayer Ever

4 Easy to Follow Tips by Dawn Glanc AMGA Certified Rock & Alpine Guide So many times when we go climbing, the sole focus is on […]
August 13, 2013

Alpamayo Expedition #2 Recap

Success on the French Direct SJMG Guide Andres Marin Our expedition was just incredible.  Every moment was just fantastic, in our journey to the top of […]
July 22, 2013

Alpamayo Expedition #2 Back at Basecamp

Pachamanca Time! We wanted to let everyone know that the team is safely back at basecamp and enjoying some rest before the final push back to […]
July 22, 2013

Alpamayo Team #2 Summit!

Safely Back at High Camp Just got word that Alpamayo Team #2 summited yesterday and are safely back in high camp!  We will post a full […]
July 17, 2013

Alpamayo Team #2 Off and Running!

At Alpamayo Basecamp Our second Alpamayo Expedition of the season is underway and going very well. Everyone in the group arrived to Lima on time, with […]
July 15, 2013

Alpamayo Expedition #1 Recap

Alpamayo Summit Success! On Tuesday July 9th, we moved to high camp after a 3 day snow storm that had us tent bouded at Morraine Camp. […]