Eldorado Canyon Classic Climb

Eldorado Canyon Climbing

Climbing in Eldorado Canyon State Park, Boulder, Colorado

Join us on a discounted guided climb of one of Eldorado Canyon State Park’s incredible rock routes. Eldorado Canyon, also known as “Eldo”, is loaded with classic climbing.  Follow the footsteps (and handholds) of climbing legends like Jim Erickson, Roger Briggs, and Derek Hersey.

Finding the best places to climb in Eldorado Canyon State Park, Boulder, Colorado

One of our AMGA Certified Rock guides, Steve Levin wrote the current guide book for Eldorado Canyon. We recommend taking the Introduction to Rock Climbing course or have similar experience before taking this course.

Eldorado Canyon State Park Rock Climbing Guide

Course Details


5.6 climber with multi-pitch experience. For those without experience climbing multi-pitch terrain, a multi-pitch prep course is required. This prep is $75, and is offered the evening before each outing from 6-8pm.


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 Fee
  • 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


Routes are not predeterminded.  Our guides will make the decision on the day of the outing based the interests and ability levels of participants.

Eldorado Canyon State Park Authorized Climbing Guide Service


With a sixteen-bed lodge available exclusively to Colorado Mountain School students, course participants are welcome to reserve a bed, but should be aware that there course meets each morning in Boulder or Denver - approximately a 50 -70 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 $44.22/night (tax included).  Please call our office for reservations.


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