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Guided Rock Climbing Tours & Lessons

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Join Colorado Adventure Guides this summer to take your rock climbing skills to the next level or simply try top-roping for the first time. Providing a safe, educational, and fun day on the rocks is our mission. Our professionally certified guides are experienced with the local climbing zones and can choose the best wall for a given group.

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Rock Climbing Tours

Half Day & Full Day Rock Climbing Tours

From beginners touching rock for the first time to advanced climbers seeking expert instruction, book a full day or half day trip in the mountains of Summit County for some fun out on the rocks. Individuals, couples, families, and children, beginner to advanced, we have the trip for you. We provide complimentary climbing specific gear, including helmets, harnesses and shoes. Choose from the half-day or full-day options to book your adventure today!

Details

Difficulty:   No experience necessary. From novice to advanced, we have climbs for kids, families, and climbers of all experience levels.

 Duration: Half Day (3-5 hours), Full Day (6-8 hours)

Guides: 1 guide for every 6 guests

Meeting Time: 8:00am

 Meeting Location: Guide will call with meeting location

What We Provide: All climbing gear provided by Colorado Adventure Guides and Petzl

What You Need: Appropriate clothing for a day in the outdoors. Lunch and/or snacks and water. 

Rates

1 person – $275 Half Day | $395 Full Day

2 people – $185 Half Day | $245 Full Day

3 people – $165 Half Day | $195 Full Day

4 people – $155 Half Day | $175 Full Day

More than 5 – Call for rates

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Intro to Rock Climbing

Beginner Rock Climbing Course

Experience a full day of rock climbing in the mountains of Summit County with a course designed for novice adventurers seeking a structured day of learning and fun out on the rocks. Instead of simply sending you up on a top rope, our certified guides progress the group through a curriculum designed to give clients the knowledge and skills required to navigate the often intimidating activity of rock climbing. The Intro to Rock Climbing Course will provide you with a foundation of outdoor climbing basics while leaving plenty of time to actually climb.

Details

Difficulty:   Beginner – Intermediate

Duration: Full Day

Guides: 1 guide for every 6 guests

Meeting Time: 8am

 Meeting Location:  Guide will contact with meeting location

What We Provide: All climbing gear, professional guide and a safe, fun, and educational experience.

Rates

$200 per person

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What You'll Learn

Proper fit and function of all personal climbing gear, including harnesses, shoes and helmets

Efficient climbing movement to move gracefully across the rock

Rehearse several knots and hitches involved in the climbing system

Active belay techniques to keep both climber and belayer safe

Setup and rappel yourself from the top of the cliff

Develop a sense of stewardship for your local open spaces

Anchor Building Course

Enhance Your Rock Climbing Skillset

Enhance your rock climbing game with a course designed to teach anchor building in an outdoor environment. This 1 Day curriculum is aimed at those with a basic understanding and experience with top rope climbing, either outdoors or in the gym.

Our certified guides will take you through the process of building top-rope anchors and multi pitch anchors utilizing a variety of methods, with the goal of leaving you feeling confident in your ability to setup your own systems.

Details

Difficulty:   Beginner – Intermediate

Duration: Full Day

Guides: 1 guide for every 6 guests

Meeting Time: 8am

 Meeting Location:  Guide will contact with meeting location

What We Provide: All climbing gear, professional guide and a safe, fun, and educational experience.

Rates

$200 per person

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What You'll Learn

Build bomber anchors utilizing a variety of methods

Develop the skills to properly equalize master points

Develop a sense of stewardship for your local open spaces

Learn to assess terrain on a micro and macro scale to construct the most effective anchors

Leave the course with and increased knowledge and skill

Lead Climbing Sport Course

Sport Lead Climbing Equipment and Techniques

Let’s tie into the sharp end and lead some routes! If you enjoy top-roping either in the gym or on real rock, and have the desire to lead under the guidance of a certified guide, this is the course for you. This 1 Day course will take you through the process of learning to lead climb with bolted protection through a safe and encouraging method.

Details

Difficulty:  Intermediate

 Duration: Full Day

Guides: 1 guide for every 6 guests

Meeting Time: 8am

 Meeting Location:  Guide will contact with meeting location

What We Provide: All climbing gear, professional guide and a safe, fun, and educational experience.

Rates

$200 per person

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What You'll Learn

Transition from top-rope to leading

Setup, thread and clean bolted anchors

Techniques for belaying a leader

Identify routes appropriate for your ability

Climbing movement skills to improve efficiency

Rock Climbing Rescue Course

Climbing Rescue Skills & Techniques

This course is designed for climbers with previous rock climb­ing expe­ri­ence and pre­vi­ous work with gear and anchors is required. If you spend any length of time in the ver­ti­cal world, it is absolute­ly imper­a­tive that you and your part­ners have a sol­id foun­da­tion of com­pan­ion res­cue skills.

Details

Difficulty:  Intermediate / Advanced

 Duration: Full Day

Guides: 1 guide for every 6 guests

Meeting Time: 8am

 Meeting Location:  Guide will contact with meeting location

What We Provide: All climbing gear, professional guide and a safe, fun, and educational experience.

Rates

$200 per person

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What You'll Learn

Emergency prevention

Knots and hitches

Rope ascension

Advanced anchors and belay systems

Belay escapes

Leader res­cue scenarios

Rais­ing and Lowering

Pre-rigged rap­pels

Pass­ing knots

Pre-rigged and tan­dem rappelling

Lead Climbing Trad Course

Trad Lead Climbing Equipment and Techniques

Let’s tie into the sharp end and lead some trad routes! If you enjoy lead sport climbing either in the gym or on real rock, and have the desire to lead trad under the guidance of a certified guide, this is the course for you. This 1 Day course will take you through the process of learning to lead trad climbs with traditional protection through safe and encouraging methods.

Details

Difficulty:  Intermediate/Advanced

 Duration: Full Day

Guides: 1 guide for every 6 guests

Meeting Time: 8am

 Meeting Location:  Guide will contact with meeting location

What We Provide: All climbing gear, professional guide and a safe, fun, and educational experience.

Price

$200 per person

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What You'll Learn

Placing and removing protection

Protect your follower

Learn proper leading techniques

Set bomber anchors

Clean anchors

Evaluate hazards thoroughly

Understand route-finding issues

Utilize extended runners

Multi Pitch Climbing Course

Learn multi pitch climbing techniques

The 2-day Multi Pitch Climbing Course is for climbers who have lead-climbing experience and are looking to tackle larger objectives. Instructors will build on existing skills and techniques, with the expressed purpose of linking multiple pitches of climbing together. Anchor building, rope management, top-managed belays, and advanced rappelling techniques will be emphasized in order to equip students with the tools they need to climb higher. This course will be taught in a single-pitch setting so that students have time to learn and practice in a controlled setting before committing to a multi-pitch route.

Details

Difficulty:  Intermediate/Advanced

 Duration: 2-Days

Guides: 1 guide for every 3 guests

Meeting Time: 8am

 Meeting Location:  Guide will contact with meeting location

What We Provide: All climbing gear, professional guide and a safe, fun, and educational experience.

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What You'll Learn

Emergency prevention

Knots and hitches

Rope ascension

Advanced anchors and belay systems

Belay escapes

Leader res­cue scenarios

Rais­ing and Lowering

Pre-rigged rap­pels

Pass­ing knots

Pre-rigged and tan­dem rappelling

General Info

Prerequisites

Unless otherwise noted for courses there is no experience necessary. From novice to advanced, we have climbs for kids, families, and climbers of all experience levels.

Local Accommodations

Joining CAG for a Summit based adventure? Check out our partners at The Pad, Silverthorne’s first boutique hotel/hostel, centrally-located along the Blue River, in the heart of Colorado ski country. Built for the modern traveler, their affordable, yet high-amenity, lodging in beautiful Summit County, Colorado allows our guests to prioritize experience, adventure and to focus their spending on activities and experiences in the Rocky Mountains and our community. Just ask the folks at CAG for details or click the button below to visit their website.

The Pad
Price Includes

Local qualified and professional Instructors

A 6:1 maximum instructor to student ratio

All climbing gear included

Price Does Not Include
  • Air­fare
  • Accommodations
  • Trans­porta­tion to and from designated meeting place
  • Food
  • Clothing and gear (see FAQ for recommendations)
  • Guide gra­tu­ities
  • Travel insurance (we recommend World Nomads)
Reschedule/Cancellation Policy

Refunds will be honored for cancellations more than 14 DAYS PRIOR to a course start time and 48 hours for guided tours. An administrative fee of 10% will be assessed for all cancellations.

All activities are Rain or Shine. In case of operator cancellation due to adverse or unsafe conditions prior to start time, first the operator will attempt to reschedule. If rescheduling is not possible, the client will receive a full refund. Operator, including guides in the field, reserve the right to shorten or reroute activity in the case of unmanageable hazards or inability of guest to complete the objective. Completion of objective-based routes is not guaranteed.

COVID-19 Policies

We are cognizant that COVID-19 remains problematic, and we are instituting safety policies for our students/clients, guides, and staff. We will continue to follow all Local, State, and CDC health guidelines throughout the season and as such our COVID policy is subject to change. Please check our COVID-19 page for the most up to date information for your trip or course.

Frequently Asked Questions

How physically fit do I need to be for this course?

Colorado Adventure Guides is priority is keeping our patrons and students safe. Our instructors are trained to recognize potentially hazardous situations in the backcountry; they plan and operate accordingly. Prior to the start of any course or backcountry trip you will be asked to complete a brief health history. The failure to disclose pertinent information on the health history form could result in serious harm, even death, to the signing participant, other guests and/or the guide. All information submitted is completely confidential; it is for the guide’s use and would only be shared in the event of an emergency with medical and/or rescue personnel directly caring for the guest. This can be a physically demanding course, and your ability to enjoy the adventure depends on your health and fitness, thus it’s recommended that you are in good physical condition.

What if I would like to book a private group course?

All of our guided rock climbing trips are booked private and custom and priced accordingly. If you are looking for a group trip option please check out our Rock Climbing Courses or contact us to see if we have any group trips available on the schedule. You may book a private group course, subject to availability. If you are interested, please let us know!

When and how do I meet up with the group?

For classroom based courses you will meet at our Silverthorne basecamp. For field based days students will be encouraged to utilize our CAG Company vans or to carpool to help alleviate trailhead overcrowding.

Should I trip my instructor?

Your instructors work hard before, during, and after your course to provide you with a great experience and while not expected, gratuities are always highly appreciated and if you had a safe, educational, and fun experience. Gratuities typically range from 15-20%.

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