An endless expanse of high plains and cerulean blue sky

Whether you are new to rock climbing or have some experience under your belt, Vedauwoo is one of the finest destinations for traditional climbing anywhere in Wyoming! Vedauwoo features quality crack climbs of all shapes and sizes — it is the one place where you can do it all! It offers hundreds of fun routes, short approaches, and is only a two-hour drive from Denver. At an altitude of 8,200 feet, the views from the top of these formations are breathtaking! Explore the surreal nature of the Northern Arapaho called “bito-o-wu”, or “the land of the earthborn spirit,” and enjoy the breathtaking beauty and history of the area!

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Intro to Trad Climbing Course
Available upon request
Half-Day of Climbing With a Private Guide
Feb 09 onwards
A Customized Day of Climbing With a Private Guide
Feb 09 onwards
Multi-Pitch Rock Climbing Day
Mar 14 onwards

Meet your guide

Colorado Mountain School
5.00
Colorado Mountain School
Founded in Estes Park in 1981, the Colorado Mountain School has built a solid and respected reputation in the mountain guiding community. Their team is highly trained and internationally certified — you can count on safety, fun, and adventure.

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, guides and the communities they’re travelling to. For more information on COVID-19 measures in Vedauwoo, WY, please refer to the Wyoming Department of Health 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:

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

    What’s not included:

    • Transportation
    • Accommodation
    • Parking
  • For Half-Day of Climbing, 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.

    The Intro to Trad climbing is perfect for anyone looking to upgrade from gym-to-crag climbing. The Customized Day of Climbing With a Private Guide is ideal for both beginner and intermediate climbers. The Multi-Pitch Course is for intermediate to experienced climbers. You will need a good level of fitness to accomplish this climb as you will be moving for a minimum of three hours on the rocks plus some additional hiking. Even though rock climbing is all about using good movement technique rather than muscling up a cliff using brute strength, multi-pitch climbing will test you. Be prepared for a full day of strenuous climbing.

  • Vedauwoo, WY, 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, Vedauwoo 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.

  • Here’s a list of the equipment you need to bring:

    • Daypack large enough to carry all the items listed (a 20-35L bag)
    • Approach shoes
    • Rock shoes
    • Water bottle or hydration pack
    • Food you can eat on-the-go
    • Toiletries (sunscreen, hand sanitizer, bug spray, toilet paper, etc.)
    • Sunglasses
    • Headlamp
    • 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.

  • 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
    • Climbing hardware (quickdraws, cam devices, stoppers, etc.)
  • With us, it’s all play and no work for you! 57hours is an open platform that connects you with trained and certified outdoor adventure professionals all over the world. Using our tech-savvy, we make it super easy to find and book adventures worth tackling, with guides worth booking, all gathered from the first-hand experiences of the locals who adventure in these amazing locations.

  • For this adventure, the max client to guide ratio is 6:1 and cost is per person.

    Costs per person will decrease as the group grows for private tours, so it’s the perfect opportunity to climb with friends and family.

    Climbing days can be arranged for larger groups. Contact us to make arrangements.

    • If you are older than 18, you’re good to go.
    • Teens aged 14-17 can go on their own, but a guardian will need to provide a signed waiver before an outing with the guide.
    • Kids younger than 14 can go climbing 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.

  • As the saying goes, “there’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad preparation.” You can expect your guides to be fully prepared for anything. Inclement weather can always get in the way of climbing, but your guide will know the best spots to move to if the weather takes a turn.

    On the rare occasion of truly bad weather, your guide will present you with suitable alternatives. The most common practice is to move to a nearby location if it exists, or to reschedule your climbing to a more favorable day.

    If climbing is not possible on your scheduled day and no options presented are viable, you will be issued a full refund.

  • We highly recommended that you cover all your bases with both emergency medical and travel insurance. With medical insurance, if you have an accident or medical emergency on or off the mountain, you’ll avoid paying out of pocket for costly expenses. This covers everything from hospital treatments to emergency air transportation and more.

    If you need assistance selecting the right insurance for your group, let us know and we will be happy to help!

  • With 57hours, you benefit from both our own cancellation policy as well as that of the individual guiding service that delivers your adventure. All policies regarding cancellation will be clearly laid out by your guide after booking your adventure, but rest assured that our own cancellation policy will work on top of what is provided by your guide.

    For this adventure, 57hours offers a Moderate Cancellation Policy, which states:
    If Client cancels the Booking anytime prior to thirty (30) calendar days in advance of the trip contemplated by the booking, Client is entitled to a full refund. For cancellations fourteen (14) to twenty nine (29) calendar days in advance, Client is entitled to a refund in the amount of fifty percent (50%) of the total amount paid when Booking. For cancellations zero (0) to thirteen (13) days in advance, the Client is not entitled to any refund.

    For more information on terms and conditions, please visit our Terms of Service page.

  • To get to Vedauwoo, most people fly into Denver International Airport (DEN). From there, you can rent a car or take a shuttle service. Denver is just over 2 hours away from Vedauwoo.

    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 shop or a predetermined location. From there, you’ll head to your course. The guide will choose the appropriate terrain dependent on the conditions and the climbing ability of the group.

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