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If you’ve been in your comfort zone for too long, it’s time to bite the bullet and take your climbing skills to the next level in Rifle Mountain Park—one of Colorado’s all-time favs! Often considered to be the best limestone sport climbing area in North America, this narrow canyon will be your host for this 3-day rock climbing camp, where you’ll take your climbing up a notch with the help of expert guides. Jam-packed with hundreds of routes—especially at the 5.12 grade and up—the canyon generally features longer routes with large, flat holds, vertical walls, pockets, swells, crimps, pinches, and even dark caves. Make your climbing skills pop at Rifle National Park, and walk away with increased climbing confidence, better technique, and one of your new favorite climbing spots.

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Adventure highlights

  • Challenging limestone routes

    Rifle Mountain Park mostly features routes starting from the 5.12 range, perfect for intermediates and experts

  • The very best for sport climbing

    Undoubtedly the best limestone sport climbing in North America

  • Expert guides and low client-to-guide ratio

    Whether you choose a private or a group option, low client-to-guide ratio is guaranteed

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Meet your guide

Denver Mountain Guiding
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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, no matter your skill level.
5.00 (5 reviews)
William Palmieri (source: Google Reviews)

My girlfriend and I had an incredible experience ice climbing with Sam as our guide. From the moment we arrived, Sam made us feel at ease and confident in our abilities. His knowledge of the sport and the local area was exceptional, and he was able to tailor the climb to our skill level. Sam was patient, encouraging, and always focused on our safety, while also making the climb a lot of fun. His attention to detail and clear communication made us feel secure, and we were able to trust his judgement throughout all the climbs. Overall, I would highly recommend Sam as an ice climbing guide. He is an expert in his field, and his enthusiasm and passion for the sport is infectious. I can’t wait to climb with him again! Thanks again Sam!!

Chris George (source: Google Reviews)

Denver mountain guiding has been my go to for education and adventure. From AMGA instructional courses to guided adventures I have found their guides to be a trusted resource and highly reliable. In particular, James Klaers, taught multipitch rescue skills. It was a small group with beginner and advanced climbers. He was articulate and well versed on ways to teach us the systems used to safely transition, ascend and descend to rescue a partner. Thanks!

April R (source: Google Reviews)

I shared my first rock climbing experience with Becca Droz. She was wonderful! She was patient and encouraging. I couldn’t imagine a better first time experience. I highly recommend Denver Mountain Guiding and Becca Droz.

Noah Soto (source: Google Reviews)

My friends and I had the opportunity to climb with Will Yermal. He asked us what we wanted to learn and accomplish through out the day and did that and then some! He was patient and a lot of fun, highly recommend!

Vincent Dinicola (source: Google Reviews)

Kevin, Alex and Joey (hope I got all the names right) were all excellent guides and instructors. All of them were knowledgeable in each of the systems we practiced and interchangable so if one guide started out with us, another could come take over easily. They were all very attentive, safe and fun to work with as well. I’d be happy to work with anyone of them again!

Things to know

  • What you get on this adventure:

      • An experienced, local rock climbing guide with extensive knowledge of the area
      • Three-day rock climbing camp in Rifle Mountain Park (group or private)
      • Camping fees
      • All necessary rock climbing equipment
      • Dinner on Day 1 & 2

    What’s not included:

      • Transportation to Rifle Mountain Park
      • Accommodation
      • Parking
      • Guide gratuities — optional
  • In order to join this climbing trip in Rifle Mountain Park, you need to be fit enough for three full days of rock climbing. This adventure is also not suitable for beginners—you need to have some prior experience, check out more details below.

    You also have to be proficient at top-rope belaying and comfortable top-roping 5.10 in the climbing gym. Keep in mind that Rifle Mountain Park mostly features routes starting from the 5.12 range, perfect for intermediates and experts.

  • This climbing camp is not for newcomers to the world of rock climbing.

    If you’re new to climbing, check out these beginner-friendly tours in Colorado: climbing day in Eldorado Canyon State Park, rock climbing in the Flatirons, climbing in Boulder Canyon, day-long rock climbing in Clear Creek Canyon, or climbing in Rocky Mountain National Park.

  • 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

    Keep in mind that accommodation isn’t included in this tour. It’s up to you to make arrangements and see whether you’d like to camp out in the Rifle Mountain Park or you’d like to stay at one of the hotels near the park. If you need help organizing accommodation, feel free to contact us.

    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 rock climbing trip in Rifle Mountain Park, the maximum client-to-guide ratio is 4:1.
    • It’s possible to choose between a group and a private climbing camp.
    • The cost does not decrease as the group grows.

    Rock climbing in Rifle Mountain Park can be arranged for larger groups. Contact us to make arrangements.

    Min. age requirements:

    • If you are older than 18, you’re good to go.
  • To get to Rifle Mountain Park, most people fly into Denver International Airport (DEN). From there, you can rent a car and drive to Rifle Mountain Park or take a shuttle service to Rifle city.

    Once you and your guide agree on the details of your itinerary, your guide will suggest the best place to meet.

  • 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 COVID-19 travel advice by the Department of Public Health & 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!

  • Deposits 

    When booking a trip, you can either pay for it in full or reserve your spot with a 50% deposit. The remaining 50% of the trip price is to be paid 120 days prior to departure, at the latest.

    Secure your early bird spot with a 10% deposit! This tour gets sold out very quickly, but with early-bird booking, you will be the first one to know about any new upcoming dates. Pick your preferred dates without the risk of your bucket list adventure selling out!

    • Only 10% of the total amount should be paid as a deposit upon booking. This deposit is non-refundable, but can be transferred to another 57hours adventure anytime in case the dates don’t suit you.
    • Once the dates are set, you can confirm your booking by paying another 20% of the total amount.
    • The final balance is due 3 months (90 days) prior to departure.

    Cancellations

    • Booking fees are non-refundable. 
    • In case of cancellation within 48 hours after booking, the amount paid is fully refundable.
    • For cancellations 120 or more days before the trip, you are eligible for a 50% refund of the trip price.
    • For cancellations 0-119 days before the trip, there is no refund.
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