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Eldorado Canyon State Park is one of the best traditional free climbing areas in the world. For those more experienced on the rocks, it’s a place of adventure, a climbing playground that you’ll never tire of. The place is famous for its intricate sequences and challenging gear placements that require skill and creativity. Since the 60s, Eldorado has been attracting climbers from around the world, offering solid granite-like rock and routes that range from single-pitch moderates up to 7 pitches and 5.13 climbs! Three amazing climbing areas are located about seven miles from downtown Boulder, known for their amazing climbing community, a great diversity of climbs, tons of wildlife, and picturesque scenery. Find out more about some of the best routes in Eldorado Canyon from Jesse Ramos – an AMGA Rock Guide and Colorado local.
With over 500 multi-pitch routes, Eldorado is ideal to sharpen your skills
Diversity of routes, staggering views, and historic origins
One of America’s ultra-classic climbing locations
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 Eldorado Canyon State Park, please refer to Colorado’s Department of Public Health and Environment 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 in this adventure:
What’s not included:
This multi-pitch seminar is designed for intermediate climbers that wish to advance their climbing skills. You should be a good climber experienced in single-pitch trad climbing. Being in good shape is always a plus but far from necessary. To ensure you have a fun day, your guide will choose routes that suit your skill and fitness level.
This is a course ideal for intermediate climbers with experience on single-pitch climbs. If you’ve never climbed before, we suggest you try out a half-day or full-day of climbing with a private guide.
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:
Here’s a list of the equipment we suggest you bring:
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:
Climbing days can be arranged for bigger groups. Contact us prior to booking.
Min. age requirements:
If your group has climbers under the age of 18, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.
To get to Eldorado Canyon State Park, most people fly into Denver International Airport (DEN). From there, you can rent a car or take a shuttle service. Boulder, the closest town to the Eldorado Canyon, is 40 miles from Denver and just a short 30-minute drive away from the climbing site.
Once you and your guide agree on the details of your itinerary, your guide will suggest the best place to meet. The exact climbing spot will be discussed after the booking. Guides determine exact locations after considering the skill level of the group and factors such as crag traffic and weather.