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 Rock Climbing Trekking Mountaineering Colorado Springs

Guided Front Range Rock Climbing, Ice Climbing, Mountaineering, Backcountry Skiing and  Avalanche Education. We climb the Front Range, Pikes Peak, Crestone Peaks, Rocky Mountain National Park, Red Rock Conservation Area (Nevada), and North Cascades National Park (Washington). We ride the backcountry on Monarch Pass and Hoosier Pass.
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 COVID-19 update

Thank you for your patience and support. We plan to resume guiding June 1.  All trips will see new practices to climbing that help minimize the spread of COVID-19.

North Cheyenne Canyon

In NCC the impressive granite pinnacles reach out towards the sky from dense evergreens. These walls are home to multi-pitch trad routes and sport climbs alike. In winter ‘The Canyon’ even adorns itself with a several ice climbs. The pink granite here is quality terrain for learning multi-pitch and traditional climbing skills, and can offer a reprieve from both the sun and the crowds.

Pikes Peak Rock Climbing

Pikes Peak is known to the casual observer as a gentle giant. But on the upper reaches of it’s daunting Northern aspects are some of the finest glacier-carved granite crack climbs in the country. With little (and often misleading) representation in out-of-print guide books, it takes first-hand knowledge to access these truly classic lines. From blade-like ridges accented with gendarmes, to clean glacier-polished walls, these routes run from one to eight pitches in length, and the quality of stone is second to none.

Red Rock Canyon

Hidden in plain sight just off of Highway 24, Red Rocks hosts an array of sub-vertical routes in an oasis like-canyon. It’s an equally fine place for someone first learning the craft of climbing, as it is for the hardened vet looking to push their footwork to the limit on the delicate cinnamon-colored slabs.

Savannah - Garden of the Gods Climbing

Garden of the Gods

Pikes Peak Alpine School has decided against guiding in the Garden of the Gods for the 2020 season.  We are sorry for this inconvenience.  Please seek another guide service with AMGA Certified Guides and Instructors to show you the way.  Thank you.

Professional Guides and Instruction.

Pikes Peak Alpine School has taught climbers, mountaineers and skiers and offered guidance in the mountains since 1989. We are the ONLY qualified ROCK, SNOW, and ICE guide service on Pikes Peak.

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Pikes Peak Alpine School operates under special use permits from the USDA Forest Service, Pike National Forest and is an equal opportunity service provider & employer

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