Rock Climbing Guided Trips and Lessons and Guides at the Estes Park Mountain Shop image

Rock Climbing Lessons & Guided Trips
Guided Rock Climbing with The Estes Park Mountain Shop!

Estes Park is recognized throughout the climbing community for its abundance of fine rock climbing locations. The guides at the Estes Park Mountain Shop specialize in making you a better climber by focusing the time we spend with you on your specific needs and interest. We are able to cater to every one's ability level by offering several different trip options.

So if you are a beginner with lots of interest or have been climbing for years, the Estes Park Mountain Shop will have something to offer you!

Here are some examples of some lesson structure that we could provide for climbers of different abilities:

A basic introduction to rock climbing. This trip will familiarize you with the basic skills behind the sport. For example; knots, belaying and communication, and of course get you some quality time on the rock itself.

Climbers with some experience
This day involves an introduction to top roping, top rope fixed anchors and gear anchors. Some of the other skills that will be covered are gear placement, equalization, rappelling, rope maintenance and a continuum of climbing knots.

Climbers looking to gain more advanced skills
This is our more advanced rock trip where you will gain a more extensive knowledge base. This trip may involve a mock lead and cover extensive gear placement.

Private Rock Climbing Trip Rates:
4 Hour 6 Hour
8 Hour
1 Person $150 $240 $275
2 People $240 $300 $360
3 People $320 $425 $500
4 People $375 $480 $600
5 People $425 $540 $650
6-10 People $75 each $100 each $125 each
11-20 People $65 each $90 each $110 each
21-40 People $50 each $75 each $90 each
40+ People $40 each $65 each $70 each

We provide rock shoes, harness, helmet, and belay device 
at no additional charge (a $20.00 value)!
Snacks and Drinks included on 4 hour trips.
Lunch and Drinks included on 6 and 8 hour trips.

Guide gratuity is not included.

Call 970-586-6548 to schedule your climb!

Customer Testimonials

“Will recommend this trip to our friends. Hope to come again.”
– Finn J.

“Glenn was great! He made it fun and challenging for all 3 of us! We enjoyed him as a guide and a person!”
– Paul W.

“This was our first rock climbing experience. Glenn was the perfect guide giving us just the right amount of guidance and do-it-yourself-ness. He was very patient.”
– Michael P.

Why are our prices so low?

Because we can! We have 15,000 square feet of retail space where we sell high volumes of low priced outdoor clothing and equipment helping us make up for the money lost on our trips. Also we aren’t out to make a ton of money anyways so we can afford to make our trip prices more reasonable. Our main goal is to get you and your family out on the rock learning to climb. If we can make a few dollars while we are at it, that’s good too, but fun is the primary objective.

Where’s the catch? There isn’t one! We employ the highest caliber instructors that love climbing and care about your overall enjoyment. The difference with us is just that we are able to afford to make a little less money for the shop because of the volume of merchandise we sell in our shop. Though our guides are compensated, if you enjoyed your experience gratuity is much appreciated!

So come check us out and enjoy the same service at the best prices in town!

Things you should know...

What Should I Bring?
Polarized sunglasses.  They make it easier to see and provide eye protection.  Sunscreen, brimmed hat, rain gear, a warm insulation layer,  a dry change of clothes, small day pack, for half day trips snacks are provided, and lunch is provided for full day trips.  Always have plenty of water along.

  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • A sweatshirt or fleece jacket in case it is cool
  • A rain jacket or poncho. We won’t make you climb in the rain but we may wait out a brief shower.
  • A small day pack to carry these items is also important

Do You Stock Any Of These Items?
Yes, we have a fully stocked outdoor supply retail store.

What Should I Wear?
Wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing.  Mountain weather is unpredictable, so be prepared for rain, sun, and cold weather. For the approach you’ll need tennis shoes or light hiking boots.

What Should I Eat?
Food is important for both half and full day trips.  A light snack for half days and a nutritious lunch for full days.  Water is probably the most important item of all (a good rule is about 1 liter per 4 hour trip).

What If It Rains?
If the weather is bad we may have to cancel the trip with a full refund. If a trip is rained out during the outing we give you the option of finishing the day out in our indoor climbing gym or receiving a pro-rated refund. Your choice! We will make every effort to reschedule your trip if desired.

If you cancel a trip for any reason up to 24 hours before your trip, you are entitled to a full refund.  We cannot refund for no shows the day of the trip. If weather is bad and we have to cancel there is a full refund.  We will pro-rate an outing for the time you were not able to climb.

Our Guides
Our guides are patient, well-trained professionals eager to teach the art of climbing.  All our guides are CPR and First Aid certified.  Guides are compensated for their time but happily accept gratuities for exceptional service.

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