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 [February 11, 2017]
The Ouray Ice Park is currently CLOSED, until consistent colder temperatures return and positive reassessment of ice conditions allow. Below for a list of areas, please pay attention to the spot closures within each area.
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|Ouray Ice Park Climbing Areas||Status|
|School Room to Lead Area||Closed|
|Lead Area/Upper Bridge||Closed|
|Between the Bridges||Closed|
|Sh%thouse & Stump Wall||Closed|
Camp Bird Road Climbs [February 11, 2017]
|Camp Bird Area Ice Climb||Status|
|The Ribbon||Thin at the bottom good ice at top|
|Birdbrain Boulevard||Dry this year|
Ouray Valley & HWY 550 [February 11, 2017]
|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 [February 11, 2017]
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||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 [February 11, 2017]
|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 [February 11, 2017]
…where the big kids go to get pumped on ice.
|Telluride Area Ice Climb||Status|
|Ames Ice Hose||In|