Lead Area/Upper Bridge

A view of the Lead Area, or "Upper Bridge" climbing area, Ouray Ice Park
A view of the Lead Area, or “Upper Bridge” climbing area, Ouray Ice Park

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The Lead Only Area is mostly located beneath the upper bridge. Routes here get less traffic and are generally less picked out. The routes are also long and steep. You will need to rap in to begin your route. This is a lead only area and top roping is not permitted.

Area Info

Routes: 15

Grade Range: WI4/5 – M/hard

WI4/5 – ***
WI4 – ****
WI5 – ***
Mixed – *******

Mixed Climbs

Comp Routes – This is the area many of the comp routes have taken place at. The wall just below the upper bridgehad been grid bolted over the years. Choose your own adventure.

Hardline (M9, gear) Check out Jack Robert’s Colorado Climbing guide to see photo of this one.

Fight Club (M7, bolts) Located at the lower portion of the lead only area this Jay Smith route climbs up a bolt and piton line, usually alongside a pillar and exists onto to the ice


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