Intro to Rock Climbing Course, 1-Day

This comprehensive one day course is designed for climbers with little to no 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

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 the guide if they are certified by a third party similar to the AMGA.

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

Happy climber! Garden of the Gods Climbing

Public Course Pricing


  • 8 hour public course (1 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.

Public Course Dates 2024

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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