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"We had a great time in the Rockies and we really enjoyed the two days of ice climbing... thank you!! We hope to come climbing with you again next year!"
Patricia & Jeff - Montreal, Quebec.
The Canadian Rockies have the best ice climbing on the planet...
Make the most of your trip to this ice mecca by enlisting the services of our professional ice climbing guides.
All guides are highly skilled, and are certified through the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides
Custom Ice Climbing Trips
From November until April, our specialty is leading unforgettable ice climbing trips for all ability levels. Ice climbing trips can be any length you like, from one day to a week or more, the choice is yours. Trips can be based out of Canmore, Banff, Nordegg, Lake Louise, Jasper, or a combination of these amazing
mountain towns. It is best to plan a flexible itinerary and then choose climbs from day to day with your guide. This allows you to take maximum
advantage of the current ice and snow conditions during your trip.
No climbing experience of any sort is required to plan a guided ice climbing trip. Anyone with basic hiking fitness can succesfully enjoy ice climbing!
Some popular outings include:
Ice Climbing Courses
Introductory Ice Climbing Weekends - Never swung an ice axe? This is the place to start! No experience is neccessary, just enthusiasm and a sense of adventure. Ice climbing is a sport that you may just fall in love with, and the Canadian Rockies have the best ice in the world! 2 days. $280. Maximum 6 participants
Intermediate Ice Climbing Weekends - The next step for those who have ice climbed a few times and want to improve their skills! 2 days. $325. Maximum 4 participants.
Ice Skills Clinics - If you want to safely learn to lead climb on ice, this course is designed for you. Very small group sizes allow us to provide instruction that matches your skill and ambition level. 2 days. $325. Maximum 4 participants.
Ice Skills Week - The ultimate 5 day ice climbing course for anyone with a bit of experience who wants to become a safe & skilled ice climber. Includes multipitch & lead climbing skills! 5 days. $895. Maximum 4 participants.
Canadian Rockies - The Best Ice Climbs!
Hundreds of ice climbs in the Canadian Rockies are available for guided ascents, the following are some
of our guides favourites in various areas throughout the range...
First Multipitch Routes
Extra Big Lines
Check out the Canadian Rockies Ice Climbing Encyclopedia at www.canadianrockiesice.com for info on nearly 100 more ice climbs! This online guidebook is produced by CRAG's head guide J. Mills.
Discover the excitement and challenge of mixed climbing at the great venues throughout the Rockies. Learn the skills at places like
Grotto Canyon and Haffner Creek then have a shot at a multipitch mixed route like Coire Dubh Integral, the challenging Red Man Soars, the mega-classic Mixed Master, or a testpiece like French Reality at the legendary Stanley Headwall!
Check out our video of the mixed climb Amadeus on YouTube!
Those looking to test themselves on the peaks of the Rockies in the wintertime should check out our Winter Alpine Climbing page.