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General FAQ

For information regarding COVID-19, please refer to our COVID-19 Policy.

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. 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

Accessibility of Information / Programs and Compliance with Federal Civil Rights Laws
Colorado Mountain School has zero tolerance for racism or discrimination in any form. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all our clients, staff, partners, and the community at large.​
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, and reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible State or local Agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information is also available in languages other than English.
To file a complaint alleging discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at, or at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provided in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email:
Accessibility of Information
Information on any of Colorado Mountain School’s programs can be made available in alternative languages or to those with disabilities by contacting Colorado Mountain School’s Accessibility Officer at 720-387-8944 or by stopping by our main office at 633 South Broadway, Unit A, Boulder, CO, 80305.
Accessibility of Programs
Colorado Mountain School maintains specific permits on public lands with the purpose of making its programming available to those with disabilities and / or accessibility challenges. For more information, contact Colorado Mountain School’s Accessibility Officer.
Information Collected from Clients
In order to ensure inclusivity in Colorado Mountain School’s programming, demographic information including race, national origin, sex, age, and disability, where applicable may be collected.
Outreach Programs
Colorado Mountain School is always seeking new opportunities to provide outreach to a wide variety of communities to ensure diversity. If you have an outreach idea, please contact Colorado Mountain School’s Accessibility Officer.
Colorado Mountain School’s Accessibility Officer 
Travis Tucker 

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