Considering the fact that it’s situated in one of the most remote parts of Colorado, it’s easy to dismiss Telluride as just another small town not worth a second look. However, experienced climbers instantly recognized the former mining settlement’s potential as an amazing place to try a variety of new climbs without worrying about crowds on the crags. Telluride’s routes were established by legendary climbers such as Lynn Hill and Charlie Fowler, and it shows—from the moderate single and multi-pitch bolted routes of Bridal Veil Falls Walls to the terrifying via ferrata stretching horizontally along the canyon, the climbing here is varied and plentiful. The crowd-free nature of the area combined with the diversity of the climbs makes Telluride an excellent weekend rock climbing getaway. Take your friends and family for a day of thrilling climbs and unforgettable vistas on Telluride’s legendary cliffsides!

  • Endless variety of sunny/shaded crags, alpine, trad, and sport climbs

  • Superb rock quality on many of the more developed climbs

  • Experience Telluride’s bone-chilling and technically complex via ferrata

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Half-Day of Customized Rock Climbing With a Guide
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Family Half-Day of Private Climbing With a Guide
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A Full Day of Customized Rock Climbing With a Guide
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Bill Allen
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Bill Allen
AMGA Certified Ski Guide and Co-Owner/Lead Guide of Mountain Trip
AMGA Certified Ski Guide and Co-Owner/Lead Guide of Mountain Trip
An Oregon native, Bill grew up playing in the Cascade Mountains, where he fell in love with the outdoors. His guiding career started over 20 years ago in Alaska and has taken him to all of the Seven Summits (thrice to the top of Mount Everest). Althoug...
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Mountain Trip
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Mountain Trip
Mountain Trip has a lot of experience leading teams of climbers on the Seven Summits. Their professional certified guides are thoroughly familiar with each destination. They’ve been guiding climbers in Denali and the Alaska Range since 1973 and were on...
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Great 1/2 Day Family Climbing Trip!
Melanie S. about Mountain Trip on TripAdvisor

Fantastic morning rock climbing with our Mountain Trip guide, Slator!

We’re a family of 5, 2 adults, and 3 kids (aged 12, 9, and 5). Slator chose a climbing route in a beautiful setting near Bridal Veils Falls for us. The route was fun and challenging for all of us. He gave great instruction to all of us and was fun, friendly, and patient. Everyone had a ball! We would definitely do this again. Also, great communication leading up to the trip, especially about potential weather issues. Turned out we had beautiful weather, but we appreciated Mountain Trip’s interest in our happiness with the experience!! Highly recommend!

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Jeff C. about Mountain Trip on TripAdvisor

Mountain Trip provided the perfect balance of instruction and adventure to my introduction to rock climbing. Dave was especially helpful showing me the ins and outs of rock climbing. I found Dave to be very knowledgeable of the sport of rock climbing. He provided me with a great base knowledge to enable me to go out on my own and start climbing. I would definitely recommend Dave and the entire Mountain Trip team for your next adventure.

Excellent
Danielle K. about Mountain Trip on TripAdvisor

We spent a half day rock climbing. We were all beginners and have only climbed at indoor facilities. This was an excellent transition to climbing in the outdoor environment. Our boys 7 and 10 loved it! Beautiful scenery and excellent instruction from Eric our guide. Would highly recommend this company for any of your climbing adventures.

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 Telluride, Colorado, please refer to the Official Colorado COVID-19 Update 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 rock climbing depending on your chosen itinerary
    • All technical climbing gear

    What’s not included:

    • Transportation
    • Accommodations
    • 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.

  • No prior experience is necessary. Whether you’ve never donned a harness or you’re a seasoned climber, a guide will help you meet your individual objectives. Above all, your instructor’s number one priority is your safety. As long as you listen to the given instructions, you’ll succeed in completing your climb. 

  • 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:

    • Trekking shoes or boots
    • Light fleece hoody
    • Rain jacket
    • Lightweight softshell trekking pants
    • Climbing pack (30-45 liter)
    • Two water bottles
    • 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:

    • The max guest-to-guide ratio for half- and full-day climbing is 4:1.
    • The max guest-to-guide ratio for family rock climbing days is 6:1.
    • Costs per person decrease as the group grows for private tours, so it’s the perfect opportunity to climb with friends and family.

    Climbing days in Telluride 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 Telluride, most people fly into Denver International Airport. From there, we recommend taking a three-hour local flight to Telluride, which is the fastest and cheapest option. You can also fly to Montrose and take a 1,5-hour shuttle ride to Telluride, or rent a car in Denver and take a nearly 7-hour long drive.

    Once you and your guide agree on the details of your itinerary, your guide will suggest the best place to meet, whether that’s at the guide’s office in Telluride or a predetermined location. From there, you’ll head to your tour. The guide will choose the appropriate terrain dependent on conditions and the ability of the group.

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