Climbing Areas Around Denver Climbers in Denver are blessed with the fact that there are over a dozen climbing areas within a 30 minute drive. With so many areas to choose from, Denver Mountain Guiding has picked a few close by destinations to instruct courses and guide climbers on day trips. These places are:
Garden of the Gods
Clear Creek Canyon
Three Sisters Park
North Table Mountain
Below is a Video of Denver Mountain Guiding guiding some people on the First Flatiron.
Climbing around the United States
Do you have a climbing destination in mind and need a Guide? Please let us know if you have other areas in mind around the United Stated, but keep in mind other destinations may include an extra cost for obtaining a park permit for guiding, so please call 303-884-2755 or email him at info@DenverMountainGuiding.com for pricing on special trips.
Clear Creek Canyon Clear Creek Canyon is home to one of the most concentrated number of sport routes in the area. Being located minutes up Highway 6 past Golden and having most approaches to the climbs only a few minutes hike from the road, this area is one of the most easily accessed from Denver. It is home to hundreds of classic climbs and offers beautiful scenery as well.
Boulder Canyon Boulder Canyon is a large area along Canyon Road stretching from Boulder to Nederland that is covered with small crags. Some, like Castle Rock and Cob Rock, have classic multi-pitch lines. Others, like the Animal World Crags, have short desperate sport routes. With a variety of almost every type of climbing imaginable, Boulder Canyon has something for everyone.
Garden of the Gods Garded of the Gods is one of the most beautiful areas on the Front Range with awe inspiring fins of sandstone jetting out of the ground topping out at over 300 feet. With beginner to expert level climbs, Garden of the Gods has something for everyone.
The Flatirons This is just about the only area where you only have to drive a half an hour to climb 8 pitches of 5th class terrain. The low angle of the First Flat Irons makes for an excellent introductory to multi-pitch climbing. This climb includes a half an hour approach to the base of the climb, a 1000 foot rock climb, a 100 foot rappel, and an easy hike downhill back to the parking lot. Allow at least 6-8 hours if you plan on this climb. Also, we also offer climbing on the Second and Third Flat Iron for beginners to rock climbing.
Flagstaff Mountain Flagstaff is one of the largest established bouldering areas in Colorado. Located in Boulder, it holds thousands of boulders with something for beginners and experts alike. This is a great place for beginners to practice technique on beautiful sandstone boulders and also a great place to learn the sport of Bouldering
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