Top roping thin ice with gentle technique in Colorado Springs.
Total Abandon and Blind Assumption divided by the Corinthian Column.
Advanced Ice Climbing
Ready to take the next step (and swing) with your ice climbing? With previous experience ice climbing this course will utilize what you know and build upon those skills. You'll take home new techniques and desires for climbing steep ice.
Skills covered include:
Pikes Peak Classic Ice Routes
Our classic ice climbs high on the north face of Pikes Peak will amaze you. Stunning 3 and 4 pitch routes that come into condition early season and hang around late into the spring. These routes are our guides favorites.
Two classic alpine multi-pitch ice routes. September-June
We'll depart Colorado Springs at 7am and drive the Pikes Peak Highway to 13,000'. The 30-40 minute approach starts with the Hero Traverse above the stunning western edge of the Bottomless Pit. This appetizing warm-up peaks your interest and tests your footwork in a dramatic alpine setting. The traverse to the Corinthian Column, deposits you at the base of these classic ice routes. Continually delivering drips of water on either side or the column, the ice thin and sometimes thick, is always good for adventure. Total Abandon and Blind Assumption are alpine classics for sure. Even with a short approach and descent, with drive time this can be a 10 hour day.
Pikes Peak Alpine School operates under special use permits from the USDA Forest Service, Pike National Forest and is an equal opportunity service provider & employer.