Colorado Mountain School is the premier guide service in the Rocky Mountains. We offer custom mountaineering adventures every day of the year. Whether you would like to learn a particular set of skills like crevasse rescue or mountain navigation, or you just want to climb one of the many iconic peaks that Colorado has to offer, we’re here to take you wherever your mountaineer aspirations may lie.

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  • Typically up to 4 hours in length.
  • Standard meeting time is 8AM, though alternative start times are sometimes necessary.
  • This option is great for a half day of mountaineering skills instruction.  We’ll spend the morning practicing skills like belaying, rappelling or self arresting. No climbing takes place on a half day mountaineering option – skill instruction only.
  • Ex: Mary’s Lake
  • Typically up to 8 hours in length.
  • Standard meeting time is 8AM, though alternative start times are sometimes necessary.
  • This option is great for a full day of mountaineering instruction for individuals as well as groups.  We can spend the day focusing on instructing a particular set of skills like crevasse rescue or mountain navigation. No climbing takes place on a half day mountaineering option – skill instruction only.
  • Ex: Emerald Lake Zone, Trail Ridge Road
  • Typically up to 8 hours in length.
  • Standard meeting time is 8AM, though alternative start times are sometimes necessary.
  • This option is great for a full day of rock climbing – far off the deck.  We’ll spend the day climbing longer routes in places like Eldorado Canyon State Park or The Flatiorns.
  • Ex: First Flatiron, Rewritten, Pear Buttress
  • Typically 7-10 hours in length.
  • Standard meeting time is 6AM, though alternative start times are sometimes necessary.
  • This option is great for long, moderate mountaineering routes in Rocky Mountain National Park.  We’ll be up with the sunrise and spending much of the day having fun in the mountains.
  • Ex: Dragontail Couloir, Ptarmigan Fingers, East Glacier Knobs
  • Typically 8-12 hours in length.
  • Standard meeting time is 4AM, though alternative start times are sometimes necessary.
  • This option is great for long, classic routes in Rocky Mountain National Park.  We’ll be on the trail before sunrise and spending much of the day climbing in the mountains.
  • Ex: The Keyhole on Longs Peak, Kepplinger’s Couloir, The Loft
  • Typically 12+ hours in length.
  • Standard meeting time is 1AM, though alternative start times are sometimes necessary.
  • This option is reserved for some of the longest and most challenging routes in Rocky Mountain National Park.  We’ll be approaching our objective well before sunrise and sometimes even beginning our technical climbing before sunrise.
  • Ex: Notch Couloir, Kiener’s, Big Mac Couloir

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