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!
March 6, 2016 – Warm conditions have taking a toll on ice climbs that face sunny aspects, but North facing climbs are holding quite well. The south facing routes are not in. Again, be aware of ice fall with warming day time temperatures. Check the Colorado Avalanche Information Center for updates on AVY conditions before you choose BC Ice Routes.
March 6, 2016 – We are most of the way through ice season. So stay tuned to the forecast and be prepared to start early! The areas that are open at Ice Park are: School Room,New Funtier, Trestle, Upper Bridge and Kids Wall. Conditions are being evaluated on daily basis.
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. Enjoy!
Ouray Ice Park [March 6, 2016]
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|Ouray Ice Park Climbing Areas||Status|
|School Room to Lead Area||Open|
|Lead Area/Upper Bridge||Open|
|Between the Bridges||Closed|
|Sh%thouse & Stump Wall||Closed|
Camp Bird Road Climbs [March 6, 2016]
|Camp Bird Area Ice Climb||Status|
|The Ribbon||In. Watch spindrift and avy conditions above|
|Choppo’s Chimney||Thin Exit|
Ouray Valley & HWY 550 [March 6, 2016]
|Ouray Valley & HWY 550 Ice Climb||Status|
|Dexter Creek Slabs||Out|
Silverton Eureka Canyon [March 6, 2016]
Click here for the current avalanche hazard forecast for the Northern San Juans before you go!
|Eureka Canyon Ice Climb||Status|
|Dukes of Hazzard||In.|
|Whorehouse Ice Hose||Thin Exit|
|Highway to Hell||In|
|Stairway to Heaven||In|
|Gully’s 1 & 2||In|
|Tempered by Fire/Fat City||In ?|
South Mineral Creek [March 6, 2016]
The road is no longer drive-able, long mandatory ski/snowsoe or snowmobile approach. Also watch avy hazard in that zone.
|South Mineral Creek Ice Climb||Status|
|Road Conditions to Climbs||Road Closed|
|Direct North Face||In?|
Telluride Area [March 6, 2016]
…where the big kids go to get pumped on ice.
|Telluride Area Ice Climb||Status|
|Ames Ice Hose||In. Ice all the way|