Where We guide
We are proud to offer custom guided ice trips to one of the top ice climbing destinations in the united states this winter season. The beautiful South Fork Valley outside of Cody, Wyoming hosts the highest concentration of ice in the lower 48 states. From single pitch climbs close to the road, to committing multi-pitch routes, there is something here for all skill levels. Typically over 150 pitches of ice form in the valley providing some of the hardest routes in the U.S. and some of the easiest. We will be offering accommodations through the beautiful Double Diamond X dude ranch which is situated perfectly in the valley only minutes from the nearest ice flows. Come climb with us for a day or for a week, and spend some rest days at Yellowstone National Park or experiencing the world class museums in nearby Cody, Wyoming. Contact us today to speak with our AMGA certified guides about creating an unforgettable experience that will take your ice climbing to new heights.
North Table Mountain
With over 500 climbs within minutes from downtown Golden, there is something here for everyone. The ability to set up lots of climbs simultaneously for our clients makes this an ideal place for groups. Lots of sun means this a great place to climb in winter too!
Clear Creek Canyon (CCC) is aptly situated along Clear Creek, just west of Golden. The canyon is most well known for its accesible wealth of sport climbs, with some trad climbs interspersed. The rock varies here from gneiss & schist to a sandy granite, relatively solid but much different and perhaps more unique than the gray sweeps of Boulder Canyon.
While the individual areas here tend to be specialized with regard to the route type and difficulty, the canyon as a whole has a variety of ratings. Beginners should look into the High Wire Crag, Catslab - note it is apparently open, Little Eiger, Red Slab, and The Canal Zone while excellent difficult routes abound from the Primo Wall, Wall of the Nineties, Anarchy Wall, The River Wall, and New River formation. Clear Creek also offers some nice winter climbing options such as the Red Slab and the Dog House.