Rock Climbing

Rock Climbing

We have access to a variety of locations that offer exceptional guided rock climbing opportunities for all ages and abilities. No experience necessary; our guides can show you the ropes. No matter what kind of trip you are looking for, we can show you a great day on the rocks.  Most of all, our guides love to climb and they look forward to sharing that passion with you!  All trips have professional guides trained by the American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA).

Family Friendly– Short hike in to the crag, kids and spectators welcome. Focus is on doing a few climbs as a group. On a half day, expect 1-3 climbs and 4-6 climbs on a full day, depending on group size, variability of experience, and physical ability. Top rope climbing for maximum accessibility by all abilities.

Extreme– Longer (1+ mi) hike to the crag. Mission-focused. May have previous experience and/or strong physical ability. Expect 2-3 climbs on a half day and 5+ on a full day, depending on group size and variability of experience and ability levels within in the group. Can be top rope, sport climbing, or mock leading, depending on interest and skill.

Multi-pitch – Climbing all day to top out on a route that requires setting anchors multiple times. Rappelling may be necessary for the descent. Expect multiple hours on the rock, belaying from small ledges, and to clean gear. Best suited to the experienced top rope or sport climber looking for a new challenge.

Half Day Guided Climb

Location

Determined by guide based on overall group ability

Departs

9 am, 1:30 pm

  • Check in 30 minutes prior to departure
Duration

4 hours

Cost

$250/single climber, $300/two climbers, $110/person three or more climbers

Details

Beginner, intermediate, and advanced climbs available. All equipment included. AMGA trained guide on all trips.

Full Day Guided Climb

Location

Determined by guide based on overall group ability

Departs

9am

  • Check in 30 minutes prior to departure (EXCEPT Shelf Road or Multi-Pitch trips, which check in at 8 a.m.)
Duration

7 hours

Cost

$400/single climber, $475/two climbers, $175/person three or more climbers

Details

Beginner, intermediate, and advanced climbs available. All equipment included. AMGA trained guide on all trips.

If you have a specific mission in mind, check out our private instruction. We also offer dawn-starts and other variants on a day.

Multi-Pitch Climb

Location

Monitor Rock or Davis Face

Departs

8am

  • Check in 30 minutes prior to departure
Duration

8 hours

Cost

$450/single climber, $600/two climbers, $250/person three or more climbers

Details

Intermediate, and advanced climbs available. All equipment included. AMGA trained guide on all trips.

If you have a specific mission in mind, check out our private instruction. We also offer dawn-starts and other variants on a day.

The Numbers Extreme

An action packed day of Class IV whitewater rafting followed by a rappel and rock climbing.

Start this exciting day by paddling down the class IV section of the Arkansas River known as the Numbers. This stretch is famous for consistent whitewater and technical maneuvering through boulder gardens. After a riverside lunch, we’ll head just up the road to our riverside climbing spot, “The Pumpstation”, for a committing 70 meter rappel followed by top rope climbing. A perfect day!

This is an advanced trip

Departs

8:30am

  • Check in 30 minutes prior to departure
Duration

8+ hours

Cost

$155/person for group of six or more

All equipment provided, Rafting and Climbing

Lunch and snacks provided

Check out our Crags

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Shelf Road

Limestone walls are lined with endless sport routes in a beautiful desert landscape.  This is considered to be one of the best sport climbing areas in the state. The warm climate makes this spot great for climbing any time of year. Nearby campgrounds make overnight trips easy and fun!

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Castle Rock

Amazing granite domes climb out of a shaded forest around Aspen Ridge.  This is our most remote site, but definitely worth the trip. This area offers a perfect blend of beautiful scenery and classic Colorado climbing.

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Monitor Rock

High Mountain routes that offer some of the state’s premiere multi-pitch climbs.  Incredible granite rock domes with easy approach and a variety of single and multi-pitch routes.  Sitting up high in the alpine environment, you get incredible views of Colorado’s highest peaks.  Climbing on these huge walls is an awesome experience.

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The Pumpstation

A tower of granite overlooking the popular ‘Numbers’ section of the Arkansas River.  As the name suggests, there are some difficult climbs here that will surely leave you pumped,  but the South face also offers moderate climbs with exceptional views. This site also offers a unique rappelling experience.

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Leaning Wall

A fun place to climb for all abilities with numerous routes along this face and adjacent areas like the Chiefs Head and Poncho’s Vista.  This site also offers great views of the Arkansas River and Collegiate Peaks.

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Falls Gulch

Tucked along the river in Bighorn Sheep Canyon, this crag is great for diverse groups.  Half of the climbs are short and easy for beginners. The other half are longer and more difficult which gives you plenty of time on the rock. Sport routes and rappelling are also available here.

Davis Face

Beginner-intermediate climbing area outside of Buena Vista, CO in the Four Mile area. Longer approach- often 30+ minutes uphill. Classic climbs from the guidebooks, plus some new lines not yet featured in those books. Great for learning to climb multi-pitch.

Elephant Rock and Bob’s Rock

Easy to access roadside crags close to the Arkansas River available Labor Day- Memorial Day with beginner, intermediate, and advanced routes. Close to Buena Vista, CO and easy for spectators to come along to watch!

Transmitter Tower

Stunning rock towers outside of Buena Vista in Four Mile area. Top rope, sport, and beginner multi-pitch options all available.  Great beginner and intermediate routes.

The Roost

Scramble through granite towers that lead to hidden pitches of fun sport climbing.  A climbing style that is really unique to the Buena Vista area.  Expect a moderate walk into the first climb.

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