Private Ice Instruction

Ready to take the next step (and swing) with your ice climbing?  For ice climbers with previous experience, we will tailor these days to teach and refine new techniques, including climbing steep ice efficiently, leading, building anchors and other technical systems, and so much more.

Skills covered include:

  • Efficient movement (this is everything)
  • Belaying fundamentals
  • Rope management
  • Knots
  • Gear selection and use
  • Introduce ice screws and placement on vertical ice
  • Anchors
  • Top roping considerations
  • Climbing leash-less vs. leashes
  • Leading ice

Program Highlights:

  • Maximum ratio of one guide for every two climbers to ensure a safe and challenging experience
  • Climbing agenda tailored to the objectives and abilities of all participants
  • Climbs offered in Colorado Springs, on Pikes Peak, and surrounding areas

Private Ice Pricing

1 climber, 1 guide

2 climbers, 1 guide

  • 8 hour private
  • Prices are per person
  • 2:1 max. ratio

Call 719-368-9524 or contact us to book a private for one or more climbers.

For larger groups, see our other ice pages, Full Day and Half Day

Client Expectations:
Prior ice climbing experience.

All of our ice guides are AMGA Certified Alpine Guides.

Must provide own climbing gear. Rental gear available.

Not Included:
Transportation and toll fees, accommodations, food, and guide gratuity.
Must provide own climbing gear. Rental gear is available.


Lincoln Falls on Hoosier Pass, near Breckenridge. October-May

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

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