Rock Climbing Fundamentals, 2-Day

Our comprehensive 2-Day Course is designed for climbers with little prior outdoor climbing experience. We focus on building foundational skills that are elemental to safe climbing practices.  You can choose from our public course offerings or schedule this course as a private lesson.

Skills taught but are not limited to:

  • Climbing movement & technique
  • Belaying for outdoor climbing
  • Gear selection
  • Rappelling and lowering
  • Rope handling
  • Crag etiquette
  • Basic anchors

Red Rock Canyon Open Space
North Cheyenne Canyon
Glen Cove on Pikes Peak
Elevenmile Canyon
Turkey Rock

 2021 Public Course Dates:

  • July 17-18
  • August 14-15

See our Calendar for Public Course dates or book a Private Course for anytime.

Happy climber! Garden of the Gods Climbing

Public Course Pricing


  • 16 hour public course (2-day)
  • Price is per person
  • 4:1 max. ratio
  • 2:1 min. ratio to run course

Call 719-368-9524 or contact us to book this course for one or more climbers.

As always, this course can be scheduled any day of the week as private instruction. Private courses for 3 or more climbers qualify for discounted rates.

Private Course Pricing

1 climber, 1 guide

2 climbers, 1 guide

3 climbers, 1 guide

4 climbers, 1 guide

  • 16 hour private (2-day)
  • Prices are per person
  • 4:1 max. ratio (or 8:2)

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

Client Expectations: 
No prior experience necessary.

Equipment Provided:
Rock shoes, harness, helmet, belay device, & locking carabiner.  Bring your own gear if you have it!

Pricing includes an (AMGA) American Mountain Guides Association Certified Guide or Instructor. If you climb with another company, ask your guide if they are certified by a third party similar to the AMGA.

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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