Private Alpine Climbing Instruction

What do you want to climb?  What skills do you need to improve upon?  We will customize any of the courses that we offer or build a program designed specifically to address your goals while meeting your scheduling needs.  Speak with our guides and we will help you design a custom program that will address your technical needs and expectations while building your confidence and leaving you with a sense of accomplishment.

Skills taught but not limited to:

  • Risk management in alpine terrain
  • Various belay techniques and terrain assessment for faster and more secure movement in the mountains
  • Transitions for alpine climbing
  • Climbing technical routes in teams of three
  • Movement skills on snow and steep snow (can include a climb of the Y-Couloir or other Pikes Peak classics)
  • Movement skills on alpine rock
  • Short rope and short pitching introduction
  • Advanced ice axe and crampon use
  • Route selection and group travel techniques
  • Snow anchors for protection, belay, and rescue
  • Rappelling considerations
  • Route selection
  • Rigging for glacier travel
  • Belay techniques and fixed lines
  • Advanced crevasse rescue, c-pulley systems, and 6:1 drop loop haul systems
  • Knot craft
  • Belaying techniques for rock and snow
  • Anchors for rock and alpine terrain
  • Alpine rock climbing skills
  • Rope management
  • Snow climbing
  • Self arrest
  • Snow anchors, pickets, ice axe T-trench, bollards, etc.
  • Glacier travel (roping up and pre-rigging)
  • Short rope and short pitch techniques

Client Expectations:

  • This program is customized for beginning to advanced climbers.

Equipment Provided:

Group climbing gear (ropes and rack with rock, snow, and ice protection).  Climbers should bring their own personal climbing gear.

Locations:
Pikes Peak (11,500′ – 14,115′)
Rocky Mountain National Park
Crestones

Also see our North Cascades page

1-Day Private Pricing

1 climber, 1 guide
$475

2 climbers, 1 guide
$275

3 climbers, 1 guide
$225

4 climbers, 1 guide
$210

  • 8 hour private (1-day)
  • Prices are per person
  • 4:1 max. ratio

*Pikes Peak Highway tollgate fee of $15/person/day not included when the highway is used to access alpine terrain.

Call 719-368-9524 or contact us to book a private for one or more climbers.

2-Day Private Pricing

1 climber, 1 guide
$950

2 climbers, 1 guide
$550

3 climbers, 1 guide
$450

4 climbers, 1 guide
$420

  • 16 hour private (2-day)
  • Prices are per person
  • 4:1 max. ratio

*Pikes Peak Highway tollgate fee of $15/person/day not included when the highway is used to access alpine terrain.

Call 719-368-9524 or contact us to book a private for one or more climbers.

Included:
• AMGA Certified Alpine & Rock Guide or Instructor
• Group gear and permits

Exclusions:
• Lodging in Colorado Springs between field days
• Transportation and Pikes Peak Highway tollgate fees when used to access alpine terrain ($15/person/day)

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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