Colorado Mountain Club is proud to cheer on four US Ice Climbing Team members from its cadre of instructors in 2022. Along with representing our country on the world stage, Scott Reed, Noah Bergman, Ryan McCauley, and Lindsay Hastings will … Continued
By Michael Restivo For over 20 years, alpinist and ice climber Ines Papert has led visionary ascents around the world. From stunning solo ascents in the Himalayas, to becoming the first woman to climb a M11 mixed climbing grade, Ines … Continued
Fests serve as the quintessential Gathering of the Tribe, a (slightly) more tame version of the annual Rendezvous made famous by mountain men in the early 1800s. It’s a time to get together over a few beers, swap stories, celebrate accomplishments, rub shoulders with famous climbers, learn or practice a new skill, scope out fresh gear, make plans, and connect with friends new and old. You can seek a dozen laps on pristine ice most weekends. You can only find such an atmosphere at a fest.
By Robin Lindsay After learning to ice climb last winter and seeing and hearing a lot about the famed Ouray Ice Festival, I decided to make the trip down to Ouray and spend the weekend there. Every January the … Continued
By Anne Martin Combining weight-shifting technique and strength, the climbers ascend gracefully and quickly, occasionally resting on their holds or the ropes to shake blood flow back into their frozen hands. The canyon echoes with the sharp sounds of metal … Continued
You’ve seen it in movies and magazines; but you have yet to experience the thrill for yourself. Why? You are an adventure junkie, so isn’t it time to reach new heights and try ice climbing? Ice climbing is great for … Continued