Father’s Day Rock Climbing in Colorado’s Flatirons

Flatirons | Colorado
5.00
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    Spend Father’s Day on a variety of different climbs in the Gregory Canyon 

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    Up your game and experience amazing mountain views of the Colorado wilderness

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    A favorite American rock climbing destination for more than 70 years

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Rising dramatically behind Chautauqua Park, the slabby, picturesque Flatirons provide a stark contrast to the surrounding green plains and meadows, giving Boulder its trademark cityscape. Its northern-most section, the Gregory Canyon and the famous Amphitheatre towers, are a classic rock climbing area great for beginner and intermediate climbers alike. With a variety of routes ranging from 5.4 to some of the most challenging routes in the area, these accessible summits and thrilling rappels are the next step for any aspiring climber. Climbing history on the red sandstone of Flatirons dates back over a hundred years and once you reach the top, you’ll understand why! The climbs here are panoramic, diverse and wherever you turn, you’ll be surrounded by magnificent peaks and rock formations. Join a guide who’ll give you tips and confidence to build your climbing skill and learn new moves on the rock!

Season

June

Nearest city

Denver, CO, is about 1.5 hours away from the climbing locations

Duration

1 day

Skill level

Beginner to intermediate

Itineraries

Go out with a professional local guide

Father’s Day Rock Climbing in the Flatirons

Full-day

Thousands of climbers have had their first ascents on the gentle rocks of the famous Amphitheatre, and you can easily become one of them too. If this is not your first rock climbing adventure, you’ll know that these crags offer a dozen of established routes ranging from 5.4 to 5.12b, attracting beginners and experienced climbers alike. With a full 8 hours at your disposal, you’ll get to improve your skills and relax with a group of dads from all over the state!

Reviews

Reviews (2)

Amazing climbing experience
Morgan P. about TripAdvisor on Denver Mountain Guides

We had a blast mountain climbing. Our guide, Nate, was amazing. I was nervous about my upper body strength but he quickly eased my fears and showed me how to use my legs and footing to help me get up the mountainside. Nate was so patient. He gave us tips and confidence and made the entire experience so incredible. Nate also showed us how to belay and taught us the ins and outs of safety so we had the skills to go to a gym and keep practicing this sport. We also felt so safe, Nate took COVID precautions seriously which made our experience so much more enjoyable. I highly recommend going out with him on a rock-climbing trip!

Fantastic experience
Duncan B. about TripAdvisor on Denver Mountain Guides

I’m in my 30’s and am fairly new to climbing. I did a 5-day one-on-one with Jason Antin and it was a fantastic experience. This was one of my first outdoor climbing experiences. We did a variety of different climbs in Clear Creek Canyon and Eldorado Canyon and did a variety of single and multi-pitch routes. My favorites were The Bastille Crack and Rewritten (both 5.7). My objectives were to get exposure to some great climbs and also learn as much as possible. Overall, the experience far exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend DMGs. Thanks, Jason!

Things to know

Things to know

Covid measures in Colorado

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, their guides, and the communities they’re traveling to. For more information on COVID-19 measures in Colorado please refer to the Official Colorado COVID-19 updates website

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’s included?

What you get on this adventure:

  • An experienced, local rock-climbing guide with extensive knowledge of the area
  • A full day of guided climbing in Colorado
  • All technical climbing gear

What’s not included:

  • Transportation to the climbs
  • Accommodations
  • Food and snacks
  • Parking – depending on the location

How fit do I need to be?

For this rock climbing adventure in Colorado, 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.

What if I’ve never climbed before?

Colorado 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, Colorado 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.

What about required equipment?

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
  • Ropes
  • Rock shoes (included in the price, but we recommend bringing your own if you have them)
  • 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 age requirements

Group sizes and prices:

  • The group size for this trip is 10 climbers and 2-3 guides. 
  • Costs per person decrease as the group grows, so it’s the perfect opportunity to climb with friends and family. 

Min. age requirements:

  • If you are older than 18, you’re good to go.

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

Getting there and meeting location

To get to Colorado Crags, most people fly into Denver International Airport, about an hour away from the rock climbing locations. From there, you can rent a car or take a taxi to your accommodation. Rock climbing location is positioned just outside of Boulder.

Once you and your guide agree on the details of your itinerary, your guide will suggest the best place to meet. The meeting point will most likely be in Boulder at Chautauqua Park at 8AM. The guide will choose the appropriate terrain dependent on conditions and the ability of the group.

Park either at Chautauqua parking (on the south side of Baseline at about 9th street), or at the Gregory Canyon parking lot.

Terms and eligibility requirements

This giveaway was created by the Marshall Fire Community for families who lost something in the Colorado Wildfires in 2022. The Marshall Fire Community, 57hours and Denver Mountain Guides will give away 10 spots for a full day of rock climbing. The winners of the giveaway will be picked at random. The approximate prize value is $180 per person. There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition.

To take part in this Father’s Day giveaway, you have to be:

  • 21 or older
  • a father from a verified fire-impacted family
  • ready to commit to a full day adventure 

If you cannot commit to a full day out, please do not enter the giveaway.

Giveaway begins on June 7, 2022 and ends on June 10, 2022. The Marshall Fire Community reserves the right to change the beginning or end date.

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