Rocky Mountain National Park Climbing

Rocky Mountain National Park is a legendary place to visit. It offers up climbing in every flavor. There are countless snowy couloirs to climb and ski, historic ice and mixed routes, proud multi-pitch walls for the rock climber, and summit hikes galore. “The Park” truly has something for everyone.

Climb with our experienced and highly trained guides. We are here to help you; challenge yourself, achieve your goals and have fun doing it with well planned guidance.

1-day sample itinerary:
Day 0:

  • Meet the day prior to climb and review gear/logistics

Day 1:

  • Drive into RMNP and to trailhead
  • Wake early and approach routes under headlamp. Goal is to reach technical sections shortly after dawn
  • Climbing objective(s)
  • Descend back to bivy
  • Break camp and hike back to upper trailhead

2-day (high camp) sample itinerary:
Day 0:

  • Meet the day prior to climb and review gear/logistics

Day 1:

  • Meet in the morning to review gear/logistics
  • Drive into RMNP and pick up bivy permit, then drive to trailhead
  • Start approach to high camp and set up bivy
  • Scout the approach for the next mornings headlamp approach
  • Dinner, plan and bag down for the night

Day 2:

  • Wake early and approach routes under headlamp. Goal is to reach technical sections shortly after dawn
  • Climbing objective(s)
  • Descend back to bivy
  • Break camp and hike back to upper trailhead

Climber to Guide Ratio, Pricing:
Prices are per person, 1-day climbs.

Technical climbs (grade III or 9-12 hrs):
1:1 $650
2:1 $375

Technical climbs (grade IV or 14-16 hrs):
1:1 $695
2:1 $395

Longs Peak summit climbs/hikes (14-16 hrs):
1:1 $695
2:1 $395

For groups larger than 2:1, Call 719-368-9524 or contact us.

Climber to Guide Ratio, Pricing:
Prices are per person, 2-day climbs.

Technical climbs (grade III w/ bivy):
1:1 $1,150
2:1 $695

Technical climbs (grade IV w/ bivy):
1:1 $1,350
2:1 $795

Longs Peak summit climbs/hikes (w/ high camp bivy):
1:1 $1,350
2:1 $795

For groups larger than 2:1, Call 719-368-9524 or contact us.

Climber Expectations:
Previous climbing experience required.  For big days in RMNP our preference is that we’ve climbed with you in the past.  If you are new to us, we’ll expect a climbing resume for review.

Trip Includes:
Climbing with an AMGA Certified Alpine & Rock Guide.  Overnight bivy permits. All group climbing and safety equipment. Personal climbing gear can be rented if required.

Not Included:
Transportation, personal climbing gear, clothing, food and travel/medical insurance.

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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