Pikes Peak Alpine 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 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.

Days typically start at 7:00am or earlier depending on objective and go until 5 pm. 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.

Locations/Climbs:

Zeb’s Arete – Pikes Peak 5.6, Grade II, 8 pitches (750′) wonderful alpine ridge climbing at 12,500′

Finger Fanger – Bigger Bagger  5.9+, Grade III, 4 pitches of alpine crack and face climbing to the pinnacle summit.

Free and Easy – Pericle Rock  5.7 Grade III, 3 pitches of alpine face, chimney & crack climbing on the Rumdoodle Ridge.

Arching Jams – Pericle Rock  5.10b/c, Grade III, 5 pitches of alpine crack climbing on the Rumdoodle Ridge.

Don’t Think Twice – Pericle Rock  5.9+, Grade III, 4 pitches of alpine crack climbing on the Rumdoodle Ridge.

Three Dragons – Corinthian Column  5.10+, Grade III, 4 pitches of alpine crack and face climbing on the Corinthian Column. Originally climbed as a mixed route by Phil Wortmann and friends, this route makes a great alpine rock day.

The Martyr – Aiguille de St. Peter  5.9, Grade II, 4 pitches of crack and face climbing near St. Peters Dome.

Climber to Guide Ratio, Pricing:
Prices are per person

Alpine rock climbs (grade II or 5-6 hrs):
1:1 $395
2:1 $245

Alpine rock climbs (grade III or 6-8 hrs):
1:1 $425
2:1 $275

For more details on the “hidden” gems on Pikes:  Call 719-368-9524 or contact us.

*Pikes Peak Highway tollgate fee of $15/person not included.

Client expectations:
Previous climbing experience required.  For big days on Pikes Peak Alpine Rock our preference is that we’ve climbed with you in the past.  If you are new to us, we will except a climbing resume for review.

Trip Includes:
Climbing with an AMGA trained or certified guide.  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 Highway toll fee.

 

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

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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