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Half Day Fun Climb

  • Price: $139.00
  • Duration: 4 hours
(3 customer reviews)

Looking for an adventurous Estes Park activity? Go rock climbing! This rock climbing experience is perfect for an individual or family looking for a fun adventure in Estes Park – no experience required.

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Overview:

Interested in going rock climbing in Estes Park? Our Half Day Fun Climb is just what you’ve been looking for.  Enjoy the beautiful outdoors of the Rocky Mountains while experiencing one the fastest growing sports in the world.  Estes Park, Colorado offers world-class rock climbing for everyone from first-time climbers to experts.  Because of the spectacular setting and convenient location, this outing is perfect for families and individuals who are excited for an introduction to rock climbing.

Spend the morning learning to rock climb at one of our favorite local climbing areas.  Participants meet their guide in our office in downtown Estes Park where they are quickly fitted in climbing equipment.  You’ll be outside climbing on real rock within minutes.  AMGA trained and certified guides will lead a fun and challenging morning of rock climbing – an adventure you won’t soon forget.  Each crag has a wide selection of routes, so all levels of difficulty are available to try.  Every member of your group will have opportunities to experience fun and challenging rock climbs. REGISTER NOW or CONTACT US with questions. 

Sample Itinerary:

8:00 – Meet at office, complete waivers, get fitted with rental equipment.

8:15 – Carpool to climbing venue.

8:30 – Climb! Learn to belay and tie knots if you’d like. Climb some more. Maybe even rappel if there’s time!

12:00 – Return to our office and get ready for your next adventure in Estes Park.

Meeting location:

Colorado Mountain School
341 Moraine Avenue
Estes Park, CO 80517

Lodging:

Colorado Mountain School offers a 16 bunk lodge that is conveniently located upstairs from our office and classroom in downtown Estes Park.  The lodge features a full kitchen, WiFi, a lounge and hot showers. Reserve a bed now for just $40 per night (plus tax).

Notes:

All of 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.

All Upcoming Dates and Locations:

  • September 12, 2021 - September 12, 2021 - Half Day Fun Climb - Estes Park, Colorado
  • August 1, 2021 - August 1, 2021 - Half Day Fun Climb - Estes Park, Colorado
  • August 2, 2021 - August 2, 2021 - Half Day Fun Climb - Estes Park, Colorado
  • August 4, 2021 - August 4, 2021 - Half Day Fun Climb - Estes Park, Colorado
  • August 6, 2021 - August 6, 2021 - Half Day Fun Climb - Estes Park, Colorado
  • August 8, 2021 - August 8, 2021 - Half Day Fun Climb - Estes Park, Colorado
  • August 9, 2021 - August 9, 2021 - Half Day Fun Climb - Estes Park, Colorado
  • August 11, 2021 - August 11, 2021 - Half Day Fun Climb - Estes Park, Colorado
  • August 13, 2021 - August 13, 2021 - Half Day Fun Climb - Estes Park, Colorado
  • August 15, 2021 - August 15, 2021 - Half Day Fun Climb - Estes Park, Colorado
  • August 16, 2021 - August 16, 2021 - Half Day Fun Climb - Estes Park, Colorado
  • August 18, 2021 - August 18, 2021 - Half Day Fun Climb - Estes Park, Colorado
  • August 20, 2021 - August 20, 2021 - Half Day Fun Climb - Estes Park, Colorado
  • August 22, 2021 - August 22, 2021 - Half Day Fun Climb - Estes Park, Colorado
  • August 23, 2021 - August 23, 2021 - Half Day Fun Climb - Estes Park, Colorado
  • August 25, 2021 - August 25, 2021 - Half Day Fun Climb - Estes Park, Colorado
  • August 27, 2021 - August 27, 2021 - Half Day Fun Climb - Estes Park, Colorado
  • August 29, 2021 - August 29, 2021 - Half Day Fun Climb - Estes Park, Colorado
  • August 30, 2021 - August 30, 2021 - Half Day Fun Climb - Estes Park, Colorado
  • September 1, 2021 - September 1, 2021 - Half Day Fun Climb - Estes Park, Colorado
  • September 3, 2021 - September 3, 2021 - Half Day Fun Climb - Estes Park, Colorado
  • September 5, 2021 - September 5, 2021 - Half Day Fun Climb - Estes Park, Colorado
  • September 6, 2021 - September 6, 2021 - Half Day Fun Climb - Estes Park, Colorado
  • September 8, 2021 - September 8, 2021 - Half Day Fun Climb - Estes Park, Colorado
  • September 10, 2021 - September 10, 2021 - Half Day Fun Climb - Estes Park, Colorado

Prerequisites:

Willingness to try something new and have FUN!

Preparation:

No preparation necessary.

Time:

8:00am - 12:00pm

Duration:

4 hours

Maximum Ratio:

6:1

Minimum Age:

Climbers between age 6 and 18 are welcome with a parent or guardian. NOTE: The parent or guardian does not have to participate in climbing, but must be present.
Experience Level

Beginner

Activity Level

Easy Active

Discipline

Rock Climbing

Duration

Half-Day

Includes:

  • Trained and/or certified guide
  • Group climbing gear
    • Technical hardware – climbing protection, carabiners,etc
    • Ropes
    • Technical softgoods – slings, cordellette, etc
  • Personal climbing gear
    • Harness
    • Helmet
    • Rock shoes

Excludes:

  • Food
  • Transportation
  • Lodging
  • Clothing, backpack and non-technical personal items
  • Park Entrance Fees (where applicable)
  • Rescue Insurance
  • Trip Insurance
  • Gratuity
  • Expenses due to unforeseen circumstances beyond the control of Colorado Mountain School
Item Description Quantity Example Purchase At Rent At Equipment Type
Approach Shoes

These are “hiking” shoes specifically made for approaching and descending from a climbing venue where scrambling is necessary, or even for climbing an entire route. They have sticky climbing rubber on the bottom and a formed fit to influence better climbing abilities while scrambling. Consider high-tops for additional ankles support if needed. Regular hiking boots or athletic shoes may be acceptable for many climbs.

1

Men: La Sportiva TX3 Men
Women: La Sportiva TX3 Wmn

Neptune Mountaineering

Clothing
Backpack: 18-25 liter

This small pack is carries one’s approach shoes, water, food, extra layers, and toilet kit on the route. This pack should close completely so that no items can fall out.

1

CAMP M2 20L

Neptune Mountaineering

Equipment
Belay and Rappel Device

Plaquette style devices with auto-block mode are ideal.

1

CAMP Piu 2

Neptune Mountaineering

Equipment
Climbing Harness

UIAA or CE approved; With belay loop and gear loops. The waist belt should fit over multiple layers of clothing.

1

CAMP Laser CR

Neptune Mountaineering

Colorado Mountain School

Equipment
Climbing Pants, Shorts or Capris

For all seasons, cotton, loose-fitting (or tight, stretchy) pants are usually acceptable for rock climbing. Shorts are acceptable during the summer - though shorts expose the knees and shins to abrasions. New climbers are encouraged to wear pants or capris. A synthetic material (like in softshell pants) may be required by your guide due to potential rain storms.

1

Men: Rab Sawtooth
Women: Rab Womens Sawtooth

Rab Stores

Clothing
Cotton Socks

Cotton Socks are acceptable for most rock climbing days. Synthetic and merino wool socks tend to be too hot and make climber’s feet sweat excessively.

1

Point 6 Socks

Neptune Mountaineering

Clothing
Face Mask (PPE)

Should be made with at least two layers of fabric. Your mask needs to cover your nose and mouth without large gaps. The mask should have ear loops or ties so you can adjust it. Look for a mask with a bendable border at the top so you can mold the mask to fit the bridge of your nose and prevent your glasses from fogging.

2 Clothing
Lightweight Baselayer Top

Synthetic or Merino Wool; Worn against the skin and is considered a "wicking" layer that facilitates the movement of moisture away from the skin and through the layers. Hooded base layers add extra versatility.

2

Men: Rab Forge LS Tee
Women: Rab Force LS Tee

Rab

Clothing
Lip ScreenSPF 15 or higher.

Non-SPF rated lip balms can actually increase your chances of getting burned.

1

Rocky Mountain Sunscreen Lip Balm

Neptune Mountaineering

Optional
Long and Short Sleeve T-shirt

Cotton or Synthetic and Merino Wool; Bring a variety of short-sleeve or tank tops, and a few long-sleeve. Long sleeve cotton t-shirts can be nice for the crack climbing days. Synthetic shirts are not required for rock climbing, but some may prefer the feel and quick-dry performance.

1

Rab Mantle Tee

Rab Store

Clothing
Midweight Baselayer Top

Synthetic or Merino Wool; Adds extra warmth and protection from the cold and wind without creating a moisture barrier as a jacket would. Having at least one base layer that is hooded adds versatility, protecting the neck and ears from cold winds.

1

Men: Rab Nexus Jacket
Women: Rab Nexus Jacket

Rab

Clothing
Rock Climbing Helmet

UIAA/CE approved; Should be large enough to fit over a beanie. Plastic helmets are more durable, but heavier. Foam helmets are lighter, but more easily damaged when carried in a pack.

1

CAMP Titan

Neptune Mountaineering

Colorado Mountain School

Equipment
Rock Climbing Shoes

Technical rock shoes are required. For beginning climbers, having a looser fit is advisable. In this case, loose means that toes are touching the front of the shoes when standing, but are not forced against the front of the shoe. In colder weather, thin socks inside climbing shoes are a great option. On long routes, rock shoes should be comfortable enough to wear for day.

1

La Sportiva TC Pro

Neptune Mountaineering

Colorado Mountain School; Neptune Mountaineering

Clothing
Smartphone

Great for taking photos and videos. Smartphone batteries tend to shut down in freezing temps - keep your phone in a warm inner layer. A tether is ideal in the mountains to protet against dropping your phone.

1 Optional
Softshell and Fleece Jacket

Water-resistant, windproof, yet it "breaths," which means it allows moisture to move through. Hoods are ideal. There are multiple thicknesses of Softshell jackets. A lightweight or medium-weight jacket is preferred. Fleece jackets are acceptable.

1

Men: Rab VR Summit Jacket
Women: Rab VR Summit Jacket

Rab

Clothing
Sports Bra

Provides support and allows for full range of motion

1

North Face Beyond the Wall

Neptune Mountaineering

Clothing
Sun Hat

A billed hat to keep the sun at bay during the approach and descent.

1

Rab Freight Cap

Rab

Clothing
Sunglasses

"Wrap-Around" style sunglasses with 100% UV Protection.

1

Julbo Shield

Neptune Mountaineering

Equipment
SunscreenSPF 30 or higher.

Travel size.

1

Rocky Mountain Sunscreen SPF 50

Neptune Mountaineering

Equipment
Water Bottles

1 liter bottles are the standard. Bladders such as Camelbacks and Platypus are acceptable for above freezing temps, but only in conjunction with another bottle. Bladders are not acceptable during sub freezing temps. Sports drinks are also acceptable.

2

Nalgene, Hydro Flask

Neptune Mountaineering

Equipment

3 reviews for Half Day Fun Climb

  1. Brian Moscarelli

    Took the half day course. The instructor was amazing. Very knowledgeable and professional. The experience was phenomenal. They supplied all the gear. Show up and learn to climb.

  2. Andrea Sestokas (verified owner)

    My brother and niece did the half day climb with Bob while visiting me in Colorado. The whole experience was so amazing. Bob was so informational and professional and taught us so much. My brother and niece had such a great time and it was their first time doing outdoor climbing. It made them want to keep doing it. Watching the whole thing made me want to try it too! I would absolutely recommend Colorado Mountain School and their guide Bob. Thanks for such a great experience!

  3. Jason Viers (verified owner)

    Bernardo and Josh were absolutely incredible guides and made this half day climbing experience so fun. They were highly professional and calm and easily led both adults and children through the fears of trusting the rope and how to feel safe doing something totally new. I can’t recommend Colorado Mountain School enough. We had a nephew with size 16 feet and they went to the Scarpa factory to pick up brand new size 16s for him to rent. That over and above treatment carried through our entire time during the climbing. This is definitely the place to go for a fun experience and you may just find yourself falling in love with climbing. And if you are lucky enough to have Bernardo or Josh as your leaders you will find yourself in excellent hands. Go climbing!

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