Crack Climbing Clinic

Become a Rockstar at Crack Climbing

The most important skill for traditional climbing throughout the world is good crack climbing technique. We’re lucky to have lots of great places to practice here in the Front Range of Colorado. This one-day clinic is the fastest way to learn how to become more efficient when climbing cracks. We recommend taking the Intermediate Rock Climbing Course or have similar experience before taking this course. A good resource for this course is the “The Crack Climber’s Technique Manual” by Kent Pease. 

Crack Climbing Clinic in Boulder and Estes Park Colorado.

Course Details


An essential course for anyone aspiring to climb traditional rock routes.

Topic include:

  • Jam without pain
  • Make crack climbing easier by becoming more efficient
  • Gain new footwork concepts
  • Be ready for any granite or sandstone area
  • Avoid unnecessary scrapes and bruises
  • Become a better all-around climber


Experience with basic knots, belaying and climbing commands


8:00am - 4:00pm


8 hours

Maximum Ratio:


Minimum Age:

Please call to register participants under 18

Price includes & Excludes:

Excludes: athletic tape - bring a role!

Meeting location:

Neptune Mountaineering
633 S Broadway St.
Boulder, CO 80305


With a sixteen-bed lodge available to Colorado Mountain School students. SPI candidates are welcome to reserve a bed, but should be aware that there course meets each morning in Boulder - approximately a 50 minute drive from our lodge.  Our lodge is located in downtown Estes Park with a full kitchen, WiFi and hot showers. Lodging must be booked separately for $40/night.  Please call our office for reservations.


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.