Rock Climbing

Rock Climbing


Rock Climbing & Mountaineering near Frisco, Dillon & Silverthorne

rock climbing coloradoIf you want to try something a little daring, technical, and challenging during your Colorado vacation, then don your helmet and harness and learn the art of rock climbing from an expert guide. Rock climbing trips are offered in the Arkansas River Valley near Leadville and Buena Vista, where they may also be combined with a raft trip. Or you might want to stay closer to your vacation home in Summit County for instruction from a local mountaineer. If you have always dreamed of ascending one of the high mountain peaks in the region and would like to be accompanied by a guide, this can be arranged. All guides are highly trained and certified to teach the technical skills required. Or you might want to try the latest craze of Via Ferrata, a mountain route equipped with fixed ladders, cables, and bridges.

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Tour Option 1 | Full or Half Day Beginner or Intermediate Rock Climb in Summit


learn to rock climb coloradoThis full or half day Beginner experience will teach you all of the basics, including proper footwork and climbing technique, balance, basic rope work, knots, belaying and how to rappel (descend using a rope). The Intermediate class builds on the beginner knowledge to become a better and more independent climber, learning some more advanced techniques, climbing hard and exploring your limits, and includes building anchors, learning to place protection, and expanding your knot repertoire. You will also be introduced to procedures for leading a climb and being a responsible climbing partner. The instruction is offered both as a private and as a group lesson, accommodating up to six people.

Cost Full Day: $320 Private for 1 person
$200 per person for 2 people
$170 per person for 3 people
$140 per person for 4 – 6 people
Cost Half Day: $220 Private for 1 person
$130 per person for 2 people
$110 per person for 3 people
$100 per person for 4 – 6 people
Minimum: 12+
Maximum: 6 people

Tour Time Full Day: 8:30 AM
Tour Time Half Day: 8 AM or 12:30 PM
Duration: 7 hours for full day, 4 hours for half day

Included: harness, technical equipment for rock climbing.
Recommended to bring: climbing shoes (may be rented if you do not own them), lunch for full day lessons, long pants, jacket, water, sunscreen, sunglasses.

Important Notes: 48 hour cancellation, not recommended for those with serious back or knee injuries.

 

Tour Option 2 | Full Day Advanced Rock Climb in Summit


rock climbing coloradoThis guided tour is a natural progression from the Intermediate course, and is also appropriate for indoor climbers who would like to sample their sport in the outdoors. The course includes Alpine Rock Climbing and Multi-Pitch Areas, and climbs range from 400′ to 1500′ and may go above 12,000′. Participants must know belaying, rappelling, and climbing at an appropriate level for the trip. The instruction is offered both as a private and as a group lesson, accommodating up to six people.

Cost: $420 Private for 1 person
$300 per person for 2 people
$225 per person for 3 people

$200 per person 4 – 6 people
Minimum: 12+
Maximum: 6 people
Tour Time: 8:30 AM
Duration: 7 hours

Included: harness, technical equipment for rock climbing.
Recommended to bring: climbing shoes (may be rented if you do not own them), lunch, long pants, jacket, water, sunscreen, sunglasses.

Important Notes: 48 hour cancellation, not recommended for those with serious back or knee injuries.

 

Tour Option 3 | Basic Mountaineering Classes in Summit


hiking-dillon-co189This trip is for those who would like to take their hiking to a new level. The climbs require that you are in good physical condition. No prior mountaineering experience is necessary, and this is perfect for beginner peak climbers. You will learn footwork, scrambling and climbing technique, knots, rope work, rapelling and short roping, equipment and packing the backpack, safety issues and precautions.

Cost Full Day: $320 Private for 1 person
$200 per person for 2 people
$170 per person for 3 people
$140 per person for 4 – 6 people
Minimum: 12+
Maximum: 6 people
Tour Time: 8:30 AM
Duration: 7 hours approximately depending on location

Included: harness, technical equipment for rock climbing.
Recommended to bring: climbing shoes (may be rented if you do not own them), lunch, long pants, jacket, water, sunscreen, sunglasses.

Important Notes: 48 hour cancellation, not recommended for those with serious back or knee injuries.

 

Tour Option 4 | Full Day Advanced Mountaineering Class


lake-dillon-co189These climbs are a step up from Basic Mountaineering, and need basic rock climbing experience. Knowledge of footwork, climbing techniques and the use of ropes is required. The ascents and descents can be challenging and steep, involving scrambling and exposed ridge sections. Ropes will be used to safely navigate more technical sections.
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Cost: $420 Private for 1 person
$300 per person for 2 people
$225 per person for 3 people

$200 per person 4-6 people
Minimum: 12+
Maximum: 6 people
Tour Time: 8:30 AM by appointment
Duration: 7 hours approximately depending on location

Included: harness, technical equipment for rock climbing.
Recommended to bring: climbing shoes (may be rented if you do not own them), lunch, long pants, jacket, water, sunscreen, sunglasses.

Important Notes: 48 hour cancellation, not recommended for those with serious back or knee injuries.

Trip Option 1 | Arkansas Valley Rock Climb and Rappell


rafting adventure tours coloradoThe Arkansas Valley is surrounded by vertical terrain, and our guides want to show you “the ropes”. Half day rock climbing lessons and guided climbing trips are offered for the beginner or intermediate climber. Our guides will teach you the basics of belaying, rappelling (descending with ropes) and setting anchors. Whether you want to learn more about the sport so you can do it on your own, or you just want to try it for the first time and experience the thrill of climbing, our programs are perfect for you. Rock climbing is a great activity for groups or families looking for team-building activities. With an emphasis on trust, teamwork and focus, learning to rock climb is an invaluable experience. Whether you are looking for a fun challenge or to come away with valuable life lessons, rock climbing in Colorado is an activity not to be missed.

Cost: $89 adult, $79 child 6 -12
Minimum: 6+
Tour Time: 8:30 AM, 11:30 PM
Duration: 3.5 hours

Rock Climbing and Rafting Adventure Packages

Included: harness and technical equipment for rock climbing.
Recommended to bring: Please review our Gear Guide for details.

Important Notes: Arrive at scheduled tour time, Directions to Granite Outpost, Cancellation Policy. All prices quoted are just for the trip and do not include taxes. E-mail confirmations will include the total pricing. Each participant must be able to complete the 500 yard nature walk to reach the starting point. The trail is not paved and has an incline of approximately 10%, a difficulty level similar to climbing two flights of stairs. No pregnant women or people with serious heart conditions. Not recommended for those with serious back or knee injuries.

 

Trip Option 2 | Arkansas Valley Rock Climb and Zip Line


ziplining tours coloradoSpend the morning rock climbing and learning to rappel down into Granite Gorge. After a gourmet lunch, head to the zip line course for an afternoon of adventure. You are also able to do this trip as a non-stop Express option without a break or lunch.
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Cost: $193 adult, $173 child 10-12
Cost Express: $178 adult, $158 child 6-12
Minimum: 6+ and 50 lbs
Maximum: 250 lbs
Tour Time: 8:00 AM with a break, 11:30 AM non-stop
Duration: 7 hours or 

Rock Climbing and Rafting Adventure Packages

Included: lunch, harness, technical equipment for rock climbing and zip lining
Recommended to bring: Please review our Gear Guide for details.

Important Notes: Arrive at scheduled tour time, Directions to Granite Outpost, Cancellation Policy. All prices quoted are just for the trip and do not include taxes. E-mail confirmations will include the total pricing. Each participant must be able to complete the 500 yard nature walk to reach the starting point. The trail is not paved and has an incline of approximately 10%, a difficulty level similar to climbing two flights of stairs. No pregnant women or people with serious heart conditions. Not recommended for those with serious back or knee injuries.

A Via Ferrata is a way to traverse across and up a cliff face by walking across iron bars that have been inserted into the rock. Via Ferrata is an Italian term that literally means “Iron Road”. Via Ferratas trace back to the 19th century, but they are most famously known for their use in World War I. Several courses were built in the Italian Dolomote mountain region to help move troops through the rocky terrain. Recently recreation enthusiasts heard about these protected climbing paths, and there are now about 1,000 of them worldwide. You have your choice of two courses, one in Idaho Springs at the base of Mount Evans, and one in Granite on the Arkansas River. Most of the climbing involves iron rungs mounted on the cliff, and there is also rappelling for getting down as well as a zip line descent. You will get to cross hanging bridges and do a 50′ free fall with auto-belay. This activity may be an addition to rafting trips on Clear Creek or the Arkansas River.

Trip Option 1 | Mount Evans Via Ferrata


The Iron Way in Idaho Springs is an assisted rock climbing guided tour where guests clip into cables that run along the side of a cliff. They then move along a designated path of iron rungs and bridges to move across, and along the way they will be required to clip in and out of the cable to progress through the course. This is made possible through an advanced internal locking system in the carabiners. Each guest will have two carabiners connected to bungee-style lanyards on their harness. The internal locking system makes it impossible to clip out of both at the same time, insuring that climbers are connected to the cable of the course at all times. This adventure may also be added to a variety of rafting trips on the Clear Creek.

Cost:$149
Minimum: 12+
Maximum: 250 lbs
Tour Times: 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM, 3:30 PM, Starlight 8:00 PM (Fridays and Saturdays)
Duration: 3 Hours

Rock Climbing and Rafting Adventure Packages

Included: harness, helmet, technical equipment for rock climbing and zip lining
Recommended to bring: Please review our Gear Guide for details.

Important Notes: Arrive 15 minutes in advance of scheduled time, Directions to Clear Creek office, Cancellation Policy. All prices quoted are for the raft trip and do not include taxes and applicable river fees. E-mail confirmations will include the total pricing. No pregnant women or people with serious heart conditions. Not recommended for those with serious back or knee injuries.

Trip Option 2 | Arkansas Valley Via Ferrata


You will take two zip lines to the starting point of this adventure, then traverse high above the Arkansas River Valley along the granite cliff side.
Rappel down a rock face, ascend crags, and cross multiple suspended bridges on the Granite Via Ferrata. The 3-hour excursion is built at the base of the 14,000+ foot Collegiate Peaks and will have your heart pumping as you explore among the mountaintops in the beautiful Colorado Rockies. This tour may be added to a Class III Brown’s Canyon or a Class IV Numbers rafting trip on the Arkansas River.

Cost:$149
Minimum: 12+
Maximum: 250 lbs
Tour Times: 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM, 3:30 PM, Starlight 8:00 PM (Fridays and Saturdays)
Duration: 3 Hours

Rock Climbing and Rafting Adventure Packages

Included: harness, helmet, technical equipment for rock climbing and zip lining
Recommended to bring: Please review our Gear Guide for details.

Important Notes: Arrive at scheduled tour time, Directions to Granite Outpost, Cancellation Policy. All prices quoted are just for the trip and do not include taxes. E-mail confirmations will include the total pricing. Each participant must be able to complete the 500 yard nature walk to reach the starting point. The trail is not paved and has an incline of approximately 10%, a difficulty level similar to climbing two flights of stairs. No pregnant women or people with serious heart conditions. Not recommended for those with serious back or knee injuries.

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