Clear Creek Canyon’s steep vertical ascending high above its namesake creek might look frightening at first. Don’t let the overhang climbs chase you away, though. While Clear Creek’s challenging 5.10s will surely humble many climbers, there are plenty of walls for newbies as well. Clear Creek is a great training ground for learning new skills such as leading sport climbs. You can explore the many beginner routes and multi-pitch sport climbs alike, all while soaking in breathtaking views and the creekside location. Plus, Clear Creek’s granite faces stay cool even in Colorado’s hottest summers. Find out more about rock climbing in Clear Creek from Kevin Capps, an AMGA certified guide and owner of Denver Mountain Guiding.

  • The perfect place to progress as a climber from 5.0 to 5.14!

  • Take your pick from more than 1200 routes

  • Try out some of the best sport routes in the US

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Half-Day of Climbing With a Private Guide
Jan 31 onwards
A Customized Day of Climbing With a Private Guide
Jan 30 onwards
Intro to Multi-Pitch Rock Climbing
Available upon request
Safety Skills and Self-Rescue Group Course
Available upon request

Meet your guides

Kevin Capps
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Kevin Capps
AMGA Certified Guide
Kevin has over 15 years of mountaineering and rock climbing experience throughout the United States and overseas as well. Whether he’s leading an advanced multi-pitch climb or teaching a large group their first climbing lesson ever, Kevin is one of the...
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Denver Mountain Guiding
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Denver Mountain Guiding
Denver Mountain Guiding
AMGA Certified Guides
Founded in 2010, Denver Mountain Guiding offers comprehensive climbing opportunities across Colorado's Front Range and beyond. You can count on their AMGA certified guides to help you get the most out of whatever climbing objective you may have in mind...
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5.00 (3 reviews)
Great Day in Clear Creek Canyon
YourCarKeys about Denver Mountain Guiding on TripAdvisor

We highly recommend Denver Mountain Guiding for rock climbing in the Denver area. Sean, our guide in Clear Creek Canyon, was very patient, safe, and informative. He encouraged the more advanced climbers to try different routes and gently guided our new climbers, ages 12 and 10. We wished we had booked a full day!

Amazing half-day climbing in Clear Creek Canyon
Conor C about Denver Mountain Guiding on TripAdvisor

Had an amazing time with Denver Mountain Guiding. Called on super short notice, and they were still able to get us scheduled for the next day. Met up with our awesome guide, Nate, at the climb site in Clear Creek Canyon. He was amazing at setting us up with gear, belaying, and explaining all the techniques and safety steps.
He was extremely responsive about which routes we wanted to do, increasing difficulties or sticking on the same one.
Super personable, skilled but not intimidating at all for beginner climbers.
Can’t recommend highly enough.

Amazing
MissMalieMaud about Denver Mountain Guiding on TripAdvisor

Denver Mountain Guiding was an incredible experience. Our guides, Joey and Carlyn took us to a very scenic destination were they set up two climbing lines. They taught us how to belay, rappel, and climb. Eventually, some of us got the hang of the beginner routes, so they set up a different route for us. Our guides were helpful, friendly, and funny. Would definitely recommend!

Things to know

  • 57hours is committed to providing safe outdoor adventure experiences. We require all guides using our platform to have a COVID-19 safety plan and to make the details of that plan accessible to travelers. In most cases, group sizes will be reduced, guides will avoid overcrowded locations, and other safety measures will be met depending on the location and activity.
    We also expect clients to respect local regulations and take measures to protect themselves, guides and the communities they’re travelling to. For more information on COVID-19 measures in Colorado, please refer to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.
    Please contact us if you have any questions or require further information. We are happy to provide you with the most up-to-date information!

  • What you get in this adventure:

      • An experienced, local rock-climbing guide with extensive knowledge of the area
      • A half or full day of rock climbing depending on your chosen itinerary
      • All technical climbing gear
      • Resources to further your climbing journey

    What’s not included:

      • Transportation
      • Accommodation
      • Food and snacks
  • If you can climb a ladder, you’re good to go. Being in good shape is always a plus but far from necessary. Rock climbing is all about using good movement technique rather than muscling up a cliff using brute strength. To ensure you have a fun day, your guide will choose routes that best suit your skill and fitness level.

  • Clear Creek Canyon has plenty of options for beginner climbers. Whether you’ve never climbed before or are transitioning from the gym to outdoor climbing, your guide will customize the day to suit your skill level and objectives. With a guide by your side, you’ll learn something new, stay safe on the rocks, and most importantly, have fun!
    For intermediate to advanced climbers, Clear Creek Canyon has loads of routes to spend the day on. Your guide will discuss your objectives and customize the day to your goals. Let your guide plan the day so you can focus on developing your skills while climbing the classic routes or best hidden gems the area has to offer.

  • All technical climbing equipment will be provided by your guiding service. However, if you have your own gear, feel free to bring it. You’ll need:

      • Helmet
      • Harness with a locking carabiner, belay device, and chalk bag
      • Rock shoes (included in the price, but we recommend bringing your own if you have them)
      • Ropes
      • Climbing hardware (quickdraws, cam devices, stoppers, etc.)

    Here’s a list of the equipment we suggest you bring:

      • Day pack large enough to carry all the items listed (around a 40L bag)
      • Water bottle
      • Food you can eat on-the-go
      • Toiletries (sunscreen, bug spray, toilet paper, etc.)
      • Sunglasses
      • Camera — optional

    Dress comfortably and for the weather in clothes you can move in. We suggest bringing clothing appropriate for the season. Layers are best and don’t wear jeans.

  • Group sizes and prices:

      • For this adventure, the max client to guide ratio is 4:1 and cost is per person.
      • Costs per person decrease as the group grows for private days and Intro to Multi-Pitch Climbing, so it’s the perfect opportunity to climb with friends and family.
      • Costs per person doesn’t decrease as the group grows for the Safety, Skills and Self-Rescue course.

    Climbing days can be arranged for bigger groups. Contact us prior to booking.

    Min. age requirements:

      • If you are older than 18, you’re good to go.
      • Minors younger than 18 may be permitted to climb on a case-by-case basis, but must be in the presence of a parent or legal guardian.

    If your group has climbers under the age of 18, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.

  • To get to Clear Creek Canyon, most people fly into Denver International Airport. From there, you can rent a car or take a shuttle service to the Canyon located at the outskirts of Denver, about half an hour away.
    Once you and your guide agree on the details of your itinerary, your guide will suggest the best place to meet.

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