Ice Climbing in Vail Valley
Did you know that Vail is world-renowned for its ice and mixed climbing areas? In total, there are approximately 16 ice routes at East Vail. These areas are magnificent, with long strings of ice pillars reaching down over 100 feet. Some of the most famous climbs include the Fang (WI 5/6), Octopussy (WI 6 M8) and the hardest route in America today, the 55-meter Saphira (M15-).
Local guide services are available to make your ice climbing adventure easy and carefree. Guides provide technical gear, place anchors, top ropes, protection and offer tips and instruction to make you a better climber.