"This was a very fun first rock climbing experience for the family!"
Cathy and John D.
Parents of Hank, age 11, and Amelia, age 8
Kids 10 and Under Climb Free!
In just a half day your family can experience the fun, excitement, and teambuilding of real rock climbing in Ouray. We specialize in kids and family rock climbing and kids 10 and under climb free!
Climb with an AMGA Certified Instructor/Guide
We are the only guide service in the region to employ an entire staff of climbing guides and instructors who are certified by the American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA). Our guides are highly skilled at creating enjoyable, family oriented rock climbing experiences in Ouray.
All Equipment Provided Free of Charge
We provide all the equipment you will need to try rock climbing in Ouray. Just arrive with comfortable clothing, some snacks and water, sunscreen, and sunglasses and we’ll take care of the rest.
Half Day and Full Day Progams
Our half day rock climbing program introduces participants to the basic fundamentals of rock climbing in a fun and easy-going setting. Participants will learn how to use their feet and hands on real rock holds to make smooth upward progress. They will also learn how to tie climbing knots, belay for a another climber, and lower down the cliff. Participants typically do 3-6 climbs in a half day program. In a full day program participants will learn additional movement skills for a variety of climbs, they will complete 5-8 climbs at two different climbing areas in Ouray, and they will learn how to rappel.
If you would like to try multi-pitch climbing or just spend another day on the rock, consider the following possibilities as a follow-up to your day of rock climbing in Ouray:
Unaweep Canyon - This fine area hosts numerous single and multi-pitch routes that are tucked in a beautiful, quiet canyon. It is a good place to experience a multi-pitch climb for the first time or have another day of single pitch cragging.
Black Canyon National Park - The Black Canyon is incredibly deep and shear, with plunging cliffs, soaring buttresses, and a thundering river below. All the rock climbs are multi-pitch routes, beginning at 5.8 or 5.9 difficulty. These routes are true adventure climbs in a dramatic setting and are best suited for intermediate or advanced climbers.
Moab, UT - The red sandstone walls, boulders, and towers of this area are world renowned for outstanding crack climbing in a stunning desert setting. There are climbs of all styles and at all ability levels. You could spend a day doing single pitch routes at a roadside crag or you could tackle one of the famous desert towers such as Looking Glass Rock (5.7), Castleton Tower (5.9+), or Ancient Art (5.9). The weather is often warmer in Moab so it is a favorite destination in the spring and fall months when Ouray can be cool.