General FAQ

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No. We have numerous courses that can fit every ability level. If you are not interested in taking a group course, you can schedule a private outing.

What you bring varies based on what your climbing objective is. What you wear rock climbing in the summer is completely different than what you wear ice climbing in the winter. Everyone that works with us will receive a gear list at the time of registration. In general you are responsible for the soft goods (i.e. clothing). We have all the technical gear (i.e. harness, helmet, shoes, etc.) for rent if you don’t already have them.

As our acknowledgment of risk forms and every book on the topic will tell you, climbing has inherent dangers; it is an adventure sport. If you are well trained and are using the correct equipment and technique, then most of the risks of rock climbing can be managed. Risk management is the number one concern at the Colorado Mountain School. If you have questions or concerns, we are always happy to speak with you and answer any questions that you may have.

We offer courses nearly every day of the week and custom guiding 365 days a year.

Yes. Just like most service industries, our guides do appreciate a gratuity as a way of showing your appreciation and enjoyment. Like all service industry work, 15-20% tip is standard.

Yes. All of our courses are based outdoors, but there are a few courses that do have classroom portions.

Yes. For group courses we ask that kids be accompanied by an adult. For private guiding we encourage an adult to be present.

Yes. We’ve worked with numerous companies and organizations. Climbing is a great way to build camaraderie and enjoy the outdoors.

Yes, for those that ask we offer a 5% discount for students and active or retired military on custom outings.

Yes. Our location in Estes Park has 16 beds spread over 3 separate rooms. It also has 3 showers, 3 restrooms, a full size kitchen, and lounge area.

We are open Monday-Friday from 8:00am to 4:00pm and Saturday-Sunday from 8:00am to 12:00pm.

Main office: 633 S. Broadway St, Boulder, CO 80301 (inside Neptune Mountaineering)
Estes Park Lodge: 341 Moraine Avenue, Estes Park, CO 80517

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