Big Wall Clinic

Big Wall Climbing

Is the big stone in your future? If you are already a solid leader, there are a few additional skills you’ll need for climbing a big wall. Learn them in one day from a professional guide and potentially save yourself the dreaded big wall epic.

Course Details


Make your dreams a reality.  Learn to climb Grade IV+ routes quickly and comfortably.

Topics include:

  • Introduction to big wall gear
  • Aid placements
  • Fixed rope ascention techniques
  • Cleaning roofs and traverses
  • Setting up hauling systems
  • Rope management
  • Pendulums


Trad leading experience required


8:00am - 4:00pm


8 hours

Maximum Ratio:


Minimum Age:

Please call to register participants under 18

Price includes & Excludes:


  • Trained and/or certified guide
  • Group climbing gear
    • Technical hardware - climbing protection, carabiners,etc
    • Ropes
    • Technical softgoods - slings, cordellette, etc
  • Personal climbing gear
    • Harness
    • Helmet
    • Rock shoes


  • Food
  • Transportation
  • Lodging
  • Clothing, backpack and non-technical personal items
  • Park Entrance Fees (where applicable)
  • Rescue Insurance
  • Trip Insurance
  • Gratuity
  • Expenses due to unforeseen circumstances beyond the control of Colorado Mountain School

Meeting location:

Neptune Mountaineering
633 S Broadway St.
Boulder, CO 80305


Colorado Mountain School offers a 16 bunk lodge that is conveniently located upstairs from our office and classroom in downtown Estes Park.  The lodge features a full kitchen, WiFi, a lounge and hot showers. Reserve a bed now for just $40 per night (plus tax).


All of our courses can be run as custom outings.  If you're interested in a course, but it doesn't fit into your schedule, please check out our custom guiding options.