Ice Climbing in Vail, Colorado

Ever wondered what it's like to be an action movie hero scaling the side of a frozen cliff to get to a bad guys secret mountain hideout? Well with Apex Mountain School you can finally fulfill your dream of looking like a badass movie hero.

Apex Mountain School guides everyday people on cascading waterfalls and trickling alpine flows that freeze and form fantastically beautiful and surreal ice climbs. These short lived sculptures offer phenomenal climbing opportunities and a chance to experience a truly unique and unforgettable adventure. These climbs range in height between 30 to 100+ feet.

Given the nature of the ice, each climb forms slightly differently each year and is subject to change throughout the season which as a result offers climbers a new experience every climb. With expansive views of Colorado’s Rockies and a chance to challenge yourself in a winter wonderland, ice climbing is a great way to spend the day in the mountains.

Our guides will teach you everything you need to know to ascend these frozen beauties and travel efficiently in the mountains. All ages (10+), abilities, and fitness levels are welcome. We will work with you to select routes that meet your specifics needs and skill set, whether you are a first timer or an experienced ice climber.

What to expect on a Apex Mountain School Ice Climbing Trip:

  • Free gear rental: Ice climbing boots, harness, helmet, crampons, ice tools, eye protection, gators, technical backpacks
  • Easily accessible ice climbing (approach hikes 20 to 45mn)
  • Highly skilled AMGA (American Mountain Guide Association) certified guides that will deliver an amazing experience
  • Instruction on proper climbing technique and movement on technical terrain
  • Free kind bars and Apex stickers
  • A trip tailored towards your experience level and goals
  • Breathtaking ice and terrain

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