Ice Climbs in Western Colorado

The Redstone Slabs, here today, gone tomorrow.

Anyone who’s spent some time climbing in Redstone knows the one guidebook doesn’t have many of the climbs, and the other tried to document them all, but came up pretty short in the accuracy department. Hopefully the info on this site can clear up some of the confusion. If anyone knows the proper names, please let me know (and maybe the guidebook authors too.)

The climbing around here can be very frustrating, here one day, gone the next. The reliable classics have been covered in print guidebooks and online. Here’s a glimpse of what else is out there, when the conditions are just right…


Coal Creek

Glenwood Canyon


Locals Corner

Bulldog Creek Dog Walk (IV WI 4+)

Hayden Carpenter and Tom Bohanon recently repeated an obscure ice climb on the south side of Mt Sopris. Given a brief mention in Jack Robert’s ice guide, Bulldog Creek Walk is described as being 100 meters of WI 4. What they found was seven pitches of ice in a remote setting that makes for one […]

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