Rock Sampler

Try Rock Climbing in Boulder, One of the Best Places to Learn in the World

Try Rock Climbing in Boulder

Have you been thinking about trying climbing?  Look no farther!  Our new “Rock Sampler” course is perfect for you.

Join fellow first-timers and professional Colorado Mountain School guides in Boulder, where you’ll learn the ropes (literally) of rock climbing. At only $99, this is a great way to sample the sport of rock climbing in just a few hours.

Learn to climb in a fun group setting

Hours of Fun

You’ll start by participating in a quick gear demo and fitting session (rentals included) at our Boulder headquarters inside of Neptune Mountaineering. Want your own gear? We can help with that. Upon enrolling in the course, you’ll receive a 20% discount on a CAMP USA climbing gear starter kit when purchased at Neptune Mountaineering in Boulder! Please come early or in advance to purchase your kit if interested in your own setup.

After gearing up, you’ll learn about the safety rope systems involved before taking a trip to a nearby outdoor climbing crag in Eldorado Canyon State Park.

This venue provides fantastic opportunities for beginners and experts alike to progress their skills on the rock. You’ll get over two hours of climbing and hands-on coaching from our professional mountain guides, all of whom have received training from the American Mountain Guides Association.

This course is great for families wanting to try rock climbing together for the first time

Your trained rock guides will lead a fun and rewarding evening of rock climbing. This outing is bound to be an adventure you won’t soon forget. Did we mention the photos and views are Instagram-worthy? Your friends will be jealous.

Rock climbing is a fun activity for all ages and fitness levels. No prior experience required!

This discounted course is a great way to give climbing a try with a minimal time and financial burden. We welcome all ages and fitness levels. This is a great course for families and friends looking to do a fun evening activity for all. At the end of your “Rock Sampler” course, we’ll reward you with a $50 credit to use on a future rock climbing course through Colorado Mountain School.

REGISTER NOW or CONTACT US with questions. Our Office Staff will act as your personal Guide Concierge to find the best experience for you.

Course Details


There are no prerequisites. We only ask that you have a willingness to try something new and have FUN!


No preparation necessary. We'll set you up with a free rental kit at the start of your course, or come early to shop for your own gear (remember that you have 20% off a CAMP-USA starter climbing kit)!


4:30pm - 8:00pm


3.5 hours

Maximum Ratio:

6:1 (maximum six climbers to every guide)

Minimum Age:

Climbers between age 6 and 12 are welcome with a parent or guardian. NOTE: The parent or guardian does not have to participate in climbing, but must be present. Climbers between age 13 and 17 must have a parent or guardian sign a waiver on their behalf.

Price includes & Excludes:


  • Trained and/or certified rock guide
  • Personal climbing gear for the course
    • Climbing harness
    • Climbing helmet
    • Rock climbing shoes
  • Group climbing gear
    • Technical hardware - climbing protection, carabiners, etc
    • Ropes
    • Technical softgoods - slings, cordellette, etc.
  • 20% off CAMP USA climbing gear starter package at Neptune Mountaineering
  • $50 credit to future rock climbing course with Colorado Mountain School


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

Meeting location:

Colorado Mountain School (Inside Neptune Mountaineering)
633 S Broadway Street
Boulder, CO 80301


If staying in Boulder, we recommend our partner, A-Lodge, who features the best rustic accommodations near town and instant access to all your favorite adventures.


All 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.