This complete introduction to rock climbing turns first-timers into solid intermediate-level climbers and introduces students to the multi-pitch climbing experience. Learn to climb like a rock star by building a solid foundation of the knowledge, skills, and movement required to get into the sport.
Intro to Rock: Learn how to manage a belay point and rappel, Practice basic rock-climbing knots, Get comfortable belaying outside, Learn the latest in safe climbing techniques, Practice basics immediately, Learn how anchors and climbing systems work
Climbing Movement & Technique: Improve your footwork, Learn to plan sequences, Try crack, slab and steep climbing
Climbing Anchors: Learn to build top-rope and multi-pitch anchors at the highest standard, Assess anchor quality
Multi-Pitch Rock Climbing: Understand how a multi-pitch system works, Lead belaying, Following traditional lead climbs, Removing gear and racking protection
Bring all your skills together on a long multi-pitch rock route on the iconic Flatirons.
Colorado Mountain School
633 S Broadway St.
Boulder, CO 80305
Routes are not predetermined. Our guides will make the decision during the outing based on the interests and ability levels of participants. Potential climbing areas include Eldorado Canyon, Boulder Canyon and The Flatirons.
Colorado Mountain School offers a 16 bunk lodge that is conveniently located upstairs from our office and classroom in downtown Estes Park (1 hour north of Boulder). The lodge features a full kitchen, WiFi, a lounge and hot showers. Reserve a bed now for just $40 per night (plus tax).
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.