Cold Feat - checking out some of the San Juans' coolest lines

What could be more enthralling than climbing a frozen waterfall? A minute to learn, and a lifetime to master, ice climbing is one of the more accessible climbing disciplines (provided that one has the right equipment) here in the San Juans. Between the mountain towns of Silverton, Ouray and Telluride, there is enough beautiful blue ice to keep beginners and professionals alike busy all winter long. And, with the recent opening of the Ouray Ice Park, it’s game on. Here’s a look at but a few of our classic neighborhood ice lines.