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Clear Creek Canyon Ice Climbing

With it's proximity to Denver this bustling canyon houses several quality ice climbs in the Front Range to meet the needs of climbers of all skill levels. The shade that makes this a great climbing area in the summer also helps the ice form once things cool down. While the low elevation can make it less reliable in dry years it generally forms around December and melts out in early March. 


Since several climbs form this can be a great location to learn to ice climb or focus on some multipitch ice climbing skills or just enjoy the variety of different climbs in the nooks and crannies of this well travelled canyon. Thanks to the lower elevation and minimal snow there is unlikely to be avalanche concerns making for a low key location for both beginners and more advanced ice climbers.