When it comes to the sheer amount of quality climbs, Colorado is one of the richest areas in the US, so it’s no surprise that a quarter of the country’s national climbing team is from there. Wherever you go and wherever you turn, you’ll be surrounded by magnificent peaks, stunning rock formations, and breathtaking vistas. The climbs here are panoramic, diverse, and most of them are accessible year-round. Are you a climbing rookie looking to up your game and gain confidence? Head to Castlewood Canyon’s easily accessible basic routes. Fan of limestone sport climbing? Try Rifle Mountain Park, a local favorite. Do you enjoy the feeling of your heart pumping out of your chest on a steep cliffside? Take your guided rock climbing to the Black Canyon, Colorado’s deepest and darkest crevasse with cliffs rising over 2,700 feet. Find out more about rock climbing in Boulder and the Colorado area from Rob Coppolillo, certified AMGA/IFMGA rock, alpine, and ski guide and owner of Vetta Mountain Guides.

  • Test your courage in the terrifying Black Canyon

  • Experience amazing mountain views of the Colorado wilderness

  • Improve your climbing skills on Eldorado Canyon State Park’s classic trad lines

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Half-Day Private Rock Climbing Tour
Jan 31 onwards
Full-Day Private Rock Climbing Tour
Jan 31 onwards
Half-Day Learn to Lead Private Climbing Class
Jan 31 onwards
Full-Day Multi-Pitch Climbing Class
Jan 31 onwards

Meet your guide

Denver Mountain Guiding
5.00
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 (4 reviews)
If you want to try mountain climbing, this is the place!
Lisa P. about Denver Mountain Guiding on Tripadvisor

We are an Iowa family with kids 10 & 12 that was looking for an authentic climbing experience, and this was perfect! Our guide, Azissa, was safe, kind, patient, informative, and easy to talk to. We did the half-day climb and that was a great adventure without wearing us completely out. Our location was gorgeous and everyone in our group made it up each climb. If you want to try mountain climbing this is the place to book with!

Amazing climbing experience
Morgan P. about Denver Mountain Guiding on Tripadvisor

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!

First-time climber
Steven C. about Denver Mountain Guiding on Tripadvisor

Awesome experience! It was our first time rock climbing and Joey was an excellent guide! I would definitely climb with them again.

Fantastic experience
Duncan B. about Denver Mountain Guiding on Tripadvisor

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

  • 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 you get on this adventure:

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

    What’s not included:

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

  • 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.

  • 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)
      • Hiking shoes
      • Water bottle
      • Food you can eat on-the-go
      • Toiletries (sunscreen, bug spray, toilet paper, etc.)
      • Sunglasses
      • Signed waiver
      • 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:

      • The group size for these climbs is usually between 1–4 people with one guide.
      • Costs per person decrease as the group grows, so it’s the perfect opportunity to climb with friends and family.

    Climbing days in the Denver Mountains 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 the climbs in Colorado, most people fly into Denver International Airport. From there, you can take a train, taxi, or bus, or rent a car and drive to your arranged location.

    Once you and your guide agree on the details of your itinerary, your guide will suggest the best place to meet, which could be Clear Creek Canyon, Lookout Mountain in Golden, CO, Boulder Canyon, Chautauqua Park, or another predetermined location. The guide will choose the appropriate terrain dependent on conditions and the ability of the group.

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