The Lake City Ice Park, located within the town limits of Lake City, is one of the most incredible places to ice climb in Colorado! The ice park has many distinct areas with a plethora of ice climbing for every ability level. There are tons of great beginner routes nestled between dead-vertical pillars, and beautiful blue columns.

Located less than five minutes from downtown Lake City, the ice park is a climbers paradise. The warming huts, fireplaces, and laid back ambiance make this the premiere ice park in Colorado. With so many different routes in such close proximity to one another, this man-made ice climbing park will definitely leave you feeling accomplished.

Join us for an incredible three days in Lake City climbing ice, perfecting technique, and becoming a better ice climber! This intermediate ice climbing course is a perfect way to become more comfortable climbing steep ice. Movement efficiency and technique form the backbone of this course and we guarantee you’ll pick up new ice climbing techniques. This is a three day course helps climbers feel comfortable swinging tools on vertical ice and will leave you with the techniques to climb bigger ice routes!

More information:

  • Recommended experience level: Intermediate
  • This is a semi-strenuous course
  • Maximum class size of 6
  • Interested in this course but can’t make the days work? We can always offer a private course for you in Lake City ranging from ice park days to multi pitch ice days on classic ice routes such as the Sherman. Contact Us for more information on backcountry ice and private ice park days.
Course Dates Price Location Course Length Difficulty Rating
Course DatesFebruary 2-4, 2024 Price$649 LocationLake City, CO Course Length3 days Difficulty Rating4/10
Course DatesMarch 8-10, 2024 Price$649 LocationLake City, CO Course Length3 days Difficulty Rating4/10
Course DatesPrivate Offerings Available Throughout Winter PriceStarting at $369 per person LocationLake City, CO Course LengthMinimum of 2 days Difficulty Rating4/10
  • Learn to ice climb steep ice in the Lake City Ice Park
  • Perfect your technique while learning how to conserve energy
  • A review of the basics of ice climbing movement, belaying, gear selection, and anchor construction
  • Plenty of time to swing tools and ask questions
  • You’ll walk away from this course feeling more confident climbing long vertical ice routes
Price Includes


  • A professionally trained and/or certified AMGA guide
  • All necessary ice climbing equipment including harnesses, helmets, belay devices, crampons, ice tools, and mountaineering boots
  • Professional guiding and instruction throughout the entire course


  • Transportation. You will be responsible for your own transportation to and from a designated meeting area
  • Gratuity
  • Personal items such as food, clothing, backpack, etc.
  • Entrance fees and parking fees (where necessary)
  • Lodging (we recommend the Raven’s Rest Hostel or Backcountry Basecamp)
Topics Covered
  • A review of climbing knots
  • How to belay on ice (both lead and toprope)
  • Safety considerations of steep ice climbing
  • Movement skills required to climb vertical ice
  • Proper body technique, foot and tool placements
  • Ice anchor construction
  • Types of protection for ice climbing
  • Ice climbing resources as you progress
  • Lots of climbing!
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