Designed for first-timers as well as those with some climbing experience, these 7- and 14-day courses provide a comprehensive introduction to the world of outdoor rock climbing. AMGA Certified Rock Guide(s) will deliver a tried-and-true curriculum, developed and honed over tens of thousands of days of climbing instruction. Upon graduating, you will be a confident and solid intermediate to advanced-level rock climber. Choose the course format that best fits your goals:
7-Day Instructional Climbing Option
Learn to climb like a professional by building a solid foundation of the knowledge, skills, and movement required to get into the sport. After just one week, you’ll be transformed into a confident intermediate rock climber, empowered to climb a diverse set of top-rope or lead single pitch routes, with a solid introduction to multi-pitch climbing systems and techniques.
14-Day Experiential Climbing Option
Your AMGA-Certified Rock Guide will introduce you to the world of rock climbing and teach you the advanced skills needed to make you a capable climbing partner and confident multi-pitch leader. By the end of this course, students will be prepared to lead their own multi-pitch trad climbs at any climbing venue in the world. This course is packed with climbing mileage and culminates with a long, student-led multi-pitch rock route.
Day 1: Rock Climbing Fundamentals & Technique
Day 2: Anchor Clinic
Day 3: Learn to Lead Sport
Day 4: Multi-Pitch Rock Climbing
Day 5: Flatiron Climb
Day 6: Learn To Lead Trad
Day 7: Learn To Lead Trad (continued)
Day 8: Single-Pitch Practicum
Day 9: Aid Climbing and Alpine Climbing Considerations
Day 10: Rock Rescue
Day 11: Rock Rescue (continued)
Day 12: Multi-Pitch Practicum
Day 13: Eldorado Canyon / Lumpy Ridge Multi-Pitch Climb
Day 14: Student-Lead Multi-Pitch Graduation Climb
Colorado Mountain School
633 S Broadway St.
Boulder, CO 80305
This course is available on any date when registering a minimum of two participants. It is designed to run at low ratios with the flexibility to accommodate students’ specific skills and goals.
This program is instructed by AMGA Certified Rock Guides. Potential climbing areas include Eldorado Canyon State Park, Rocky Mountain National Park and The Flatirons.