In winter, cascading waterfalls and trickling alpine flows freeze and form fantastically beautiful and surreal ice climbs. These ephemeral sculptures offer phenomenal climbing opportunities and a chance to experience a truly unique and unforgettable adventure. These climbs range in height between 30 to 100+ feet. Given the nature of the medium, each climb forms slightly differently each year and is subject to change throughout the season, offering climbers a new experience every climb. With expansive views of Colorado’s Rockies and a chance to challenge yourself in a winter wonderland, ice climbing is a great way to spend the day in the mountains.
Group ice climbing in Vail, Colorado is a popular choice for large family outings, government agencies and ice climbing team building events. Stepping outside of your group’s circle of comfort and challenging each other climbing on the frozen ice falls of Vail, Colorado strengthens ties, increases trust in one another and creates amazing memories of the Colorado Rockies.
If it’s a team building activity you’re after, the success of groups and organizations depends on individuals working together as a team to unlock hidden potential, and there’s no doubt about this environment’s ability to unlock potential. Apex can help corporate groups work together to improve teamwork, communication, problem solving, productivity, and motivation. If you’re interested in learning more about corporate group adventures, you might also appreciate our team building events.
Our guides will teach you everything you need to know to ascend these frozen beauties and travel efficiently in the mountains. All ages, abilities, and fitness levels are welcome. We will work with you to select routes that meet your specifics needs and skill set, whether you are a first timer or an experienced ice climber.
Outings are offered daily. A private guide and your technical ice climbing gear (ice climbing boots, crampons, ice axes, belay equipment, ropes, helmets and harnesses) are included in your outing. Some personal gear provided by recipient(s); see the gear list tab above.
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Corporate and Large Group pricing:
Baseline charge for corporate and large group pricing is $150 per person. Transportation, meals, personality type indicators, conflict resolution tools, and other add-ons are additional.
What to bring:
- Beacon (rental available)
- *No cotton – cotton does not wick moisture or insulate when wet.
- Synthetic or wool long underwear bottom (thin)
- Synthetic or wool long sleeve top (medium)
- Mid layer top and bottom
- Synthetic or wool socks
- Winter jacket
- Insulated “Puffy” Jacket
- Snow pants
- Warm gloves or mittens
- Hat and neck gaiter or balaclava
- Goggles or sunglasses
- Small day pack
- Water bottle
You may also want to consider:
- Hand warmers
- Thermos of hot liquid
- Extra gloves
- Lip balm
- Water bottle insulator
- Ice Axes
- Harness (42”/44” max)