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!
Many routes are in good condition, though some classics like The Ribbon are dry this year but may come in later as a more pronounced melt/freeze cycle is predicted for this week. Check back often for updates. Bookmark this page and STAY TUNED!
As always, be safe out there and watch the winds and avalanche hazard (click here for CAIC North San Juan forecast) carefully as they relate to your plans for ice climbing.
Ouray Ice Park [December 26, 2016]
The Ouray Ice Park is currently OPEN. See below for a list of areas that are Open, and please pay attention to the spot closures within each area.
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|Ouray Ice Park Climbing Areas||Status|
|South Park||Open. Spot Closures are Marked|
|New Funtier||Open. Spot Closures are Marked|
|School Room to Lead Area||School Room Only Open|
|Lead Area/Upper Bridge||Closed|
|Between the Bridges||Closed|
|Sh%thouse & Stump Wall||Closed|
Camp Bird Road Climbs [December 26, 2016]
|Camp Bird Area Ice Climb||Status|
|The Ribbon||Dry this year|
|Birdbrain Boulevard||Dry this year|
Ouray Valley & HWY 550 [December 26, 2016]
|Ouray Valley & HWY 550 Ice Climb||Status|
|Dexter Creek Slabs||In but thin. Watch warm temps this week|
|Gravity’s Rainbow||No longer in|
Silverton Eureka Canyon [December 26, 2016]
Lots of snow and high winds recently. Many full track avalanches have run and been observed in the area. Click here for the current avalanche hazard forecast for the Northern San Juans before you go!
|Eureka Canyon Ice Climb||Status|
|Dukes of Hazzard||Forming|
|Whorehouse Ice Hose||In|
|Highway to Hell||In|
|Stairway to Heaven||In|
|Gully’s 1 & 2||In|
|Goldrush||Thin down low|
|Tempered by Fire/Fat City||Thin|
South Mineral Creek [December 26, 2016]
|South Mineral Creek Ice Climb||Status|
|Road Conditions to Climbs||Ski or snowshoe approach|
|Direct North Face||In|
|Sundance||In in the AM|
Telluride Area [December 26, 2016]
…where the big kids go to get pumped on ice.
|Telluride Area Ice Climb||Status|
|Bridalveil Falls||Wet but climbable|
|Ames Ice Hose||In and getting climbed|