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Ouray Ice Conditions

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
South Park Closed
New Funtier Open
School Room to Lead Area Open
Lead Area/Upper Bridge Open
Between the Bridges Closed
Scottish Gullies Closed
Five Fingers Closed
Sh%thouse & Stump Wall Closed


Camp Bird Road Climbs  [March 6, 2016]

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Camp Bird Area Ice Climb Status
Racing Stripes Out
The Ribbon In. Watch spindrift and avy conditions above
Birdbrain Boulevard Thin
Skylight Thin Exit
Choppo’s Chimney Thin Exit
Slippery Climbs In
Chockstone Chimney In
The Talisman Out
Killer Pillar Out


Ouray Valley & HWY 550 [March 6, 2016]

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Ouray Valley & HWY 550 Ice Climb Status
Dexter Creek Slabs Out
Cascade Falls Out
Horsetail Falls Thin
Sunslpash/Solar Circus Out
Kennedy’s Gully Out
Gravity’s Rainbow Out


Silverton Eureka Canyon [March 6, 2016]

Click here for the current avalanche hazard forecast for the Northern San Juans before you go!

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Eureka Canyon Ice Climb Status
Dukes of Hazzard In.
Giant Steps Out
Whorehouse Ice Hose Thin Exit
Highway to Hell In
Stairway to Heaven In
Hoser’s Highway In
Gully’s 1 & 2 In
Goldrush Thin Bottom
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.

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South Mineral Creek Ice Climb Status
Road Conditions to Climbs Road Closed
Direct North Face In?
Snowblind Out
Campground Couloirs In?
Sundance Out


Telluride Area [March 6, 2016]

…where the big kids go to get pumped on ice.

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Telluride Area Ice Climb Status
Bridalveil Falls In.
Ames Ice Hose In. Ice all the way
Sapphire Bullets Dry
The Fang In
Silverpick Falls In?
Ames Falls In