Ice is Forming in Colorado and the Ouray Ice Fest is coming together


2014 Ouray Ice Fest Clinics

The 2014 Ouray Ice Festival Clinics Schedule has been posted on our website. In association with the Ouray Ice Park Inc., we’re proud to offer the most unique ice climbing clinic schedule in North America. This year is one of the best line-ups ever with clinics by La Sportiva, Outdoor Research, Mammut, Mountain Hardwear, Petzl, Black Diamond, and many, many more.

Each clinic is taught by professional athletes and guides such as Conrad Anker, Steve House, Carlos Buhler, Vince Anderson, Jen Olson, Dawn Glanc, Margot Talbot – and that’s just a few!!


Sales for the clinics and seminars will begin on Thursday November 14th, 2013 – so make sure to “window shop” and decide which clinics you’d like to participate in.

Come and join us for North America’s iconic and 19th Annual Ouray Ice Climbing FestivalJanuary 9 – 12, 2014. See you there!!

Nate Disser & the SJMG Team

Ouray Ice Festival Clinics / Seminars ice.fest.clinics.internal.jpg2014 Clinic Schedule

We have organized a ton of unique and informative ice climbing clinics to appeal to first-time ice climbers and experienced veterans alike. Climbers of all ability levels and backgrounds can choose from over 100 half-day clinics and full-day seminars – including backcountry ice and ski options. Don’t miss your opportunity to learn from the best!

Ice Fest Clinic Schedule
Clinic Sales begin on November 14, 2013 @ 0800 MST

San Juan Ice Conditions Update

ribbon2.jpgIce Climbs Are In!!

Due to ample fall moisture in the form of rain and high country snow, many of the classic ice lines of the area are already climbable or forming up better than we have seen in almost a decade! This is the year to climb classics like The Ribbon, Bird Brain Boulevard, Ames Ice Hose, Bridalveil Falls and more! Ice climbing in November and December is some of the best climbing of the year.

Early Season Ice Climbing Course
Private/Custom Ice Guiding
Trip Report from a climb of The Ribbon Ice Route
Ouray/San Juan Ice Conditions Page


San Juan Mountain Guides, LLC
725 Main St. Ouray, CO 81427 or 1111 Camino del Rio, Durango, CO 81301