Lumpy Ridge Classic Climb

Lumpy Ridge

Every other week through the summer, we offer a discounted guided climb up one of Lumpy Ridge’s amazing rock routes.  Experience the splendor of climbing in the cool temperatures and bullet-proof granite of Rocky Mountain National Park! We recommend taking the Introduction to Rock Climbing Course or have similar experience before taking this course.

Lumpy Ridge Classic Climbing in Rocky Mountain National Park. Estes Park climbing.

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
  • Park Entrance Fee


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

Meeting location:

Colorado Mountain School
341 Moraine Avenue
Estes Park, CO 80517


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

Batman and Robin: Batman and Robin summits the exposed Batman Pinnacle, a mini-Petit Grepon - and exciting and inspiring climb.
Area Information: Batman Pinnacle
Rating: 5.6 – 5.8
Pitches: 3

J-Crack: One of the most sought after climbs at Lumpy Ridge -  a must-do crack climb with a friction crux on the third pitch.
Area Information: The Book
Rating: 5.9 – 5.11
Pitches: 5-6

Kor’s Flake: A moderate classic on the largest cliff in the sub-alpine.  Kor’s offers diverse climbing and frightening exposure. The fourth pitch is superb.
Area Information: Sundance Buttress
Rating: 5.9
Pitches: 5

Magical Chrome Plated Semi-Automatic Enema Syringe: Truly odd name, truly great climb. One can walk off after the second pitch or summit the dome. Mostly moderate slab climbing with a few harder moves passing roofs.
Area Information: The Pear
Rating: 5.7
Pitches: 5

Mainliner: A fantastic route, with crux moves involving a wide stem off opposing corners.  It's another route featuring diverse climbing—from thin edges, to fingers, to hand and fist jams - a spectacular rock climb
Area Information: Sundance Buttress
Rating: 5.9
Pitches: 5+

Osiris: Much harder and more strenuous than White Whale. The first pitch chimney (rated 5.6) makes you earn the wonderful crux—twin finger cracks through a bulge.
Area Information: The Book
Rating: 5.7
Pitches: 4

Pear Buttress: Every climb on this part of the Book is superb. Pear Buttress features a thin slab start, followed by laybacks and hand jams—great for tuning your technique or just running a lap.
Area Information: The Book
Rating: 5.8
Pitches: 5

White Whale: A superb climb on fantastic rock. Very aesthetic movement on finger cracks and slabs.
Area Information: Left Book
Rating: 5.7
Pitches: 3


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 book separately for $30/night. Please call our office for reservations.