“This was Wyoming, not some nice mild place like Baffin Island – Wyoming, a landlocked Spitsbergen – and gently, almost imperceptibly, we were climbing.”

John McPhee

Wyoming is a world unto itself in the winter.  What better way to explore this otherworldly environment than ice climbing in the Bighorn Basin’s high desert canyons? Our guides will help you explore northern Wyoming’s winter wonderlands and carve your way up some spectacular icefalls.

Learn to ice climb with Wyoming Mountain Guides in the high desert canyons of the Bighorn Basin in northern Wyoming.  Photo of the elusive ice climb Tap Out in Canyon Creek, south of Ten Sleep Wyoming

 

Half Day Ice Trips

Our half-day ice climbing trips are great for anyone interested in trying out the sport for the first time. They can also be tailored for more experienced ice climbers seeking a guided trip on steeper objectives.

Wyoming Mountain Guides teaches people of all ages and backgrounds the fundamentals of ice climbing movement, technique, anchor and safety systems.  Our ice climbing trips are also great ways to explore the unique ecosystems of northern Wyoming's limestone canyonlands.

Rates:

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Youth$100$175$250$300
Familiesn/a$190$270$340
Adults$125$225$300$375

 

Full Day Ice Trips

Our full day ice climbing trips are ideal for climbers of all ability levels. A full day gives you more flexibility to climb multiple objectives, learn about more specialized topics, and take in more of the winter landscape. All of our permitted objectives are doable in a day.  We recommend selecting two proximate objectives for your full day trip to get a better sense of the variability in terrain inherent to ice climbing – no two ice flows are the same.

Wyoming Mountain Guides will help you explore the wide variety of ice climbs of all range of difficulties on the western slope of the Bighorn Mountains in northern Wyoming.

Rates:

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Youth$150$250$320$380
Familiesn/a$285$370$450
Adults$200$325$425$500

 

Overnight Ice Trips

Looking for a full-on Wyoming experience? Our overnight ice trips give you more mileage on ice and teach you essential skillsets for winter camping in a frigid environment. If you’re thinking about ice climbing in more remote areas like the South Fork, training for a winter mountaineering objective, or just want learn how to have more fun in the cold, this is the right trip for you.  In addition to the topics covered on our shorter ice climbing trips, we will work on essential winter camping skillsets, including snow shelter construction, cooking and self-care in the cold.

Rates:

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Youth$300$450$575$675
Familiesn/a$485$625$750
Adults$325$525$700$850

Discounts:

  • Veterans and first responders: Take 10% off
  • Tribal members: Take 10% off
  • College and trade school students:Take 5% off

 

Lessons

All of our ice climbing trips include personalized instruction on the following topics and techniques:

  • Ice climbing safety, belay, and anchor systems
  • Ice climbing movement and techniques
  • Minimal-impact ice climbing strategies to safeguard resources and heritage
  • Leave No Trace and “Beyond Leave No Trace” practices
  • Lessons the area’s geology, ecology, archaeology, and history

Full day and overnight ice climbing trips will also cover more specialized topics of your choice.

 

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