The Best Four Days in Rocky Mountain National Park

Do you have more than a weekend to spend in one of North America’s best alpine rock climbing venues? The Best Four Days in Rocky is an itinerary intended for the climber who is interested in taking the time needed to check out the variety of venues in the Front Range of Colorado. Rocky Mountain National Park and the surrounding climbing areas are an international destination.

SEASON
June – October

*Group enrollment date: August 2-5, 2019

COST
1 Person: $1,720
2 People: $1,258 per person

  • Long's Peak
  • Long's Peak

Overview

This is an offering we like to call a “collection of awesome”. These are itineraries linking together our favorite objectives in the way we’d choose to experience them with our friends (i.e. YOU)! All of our offerings are 100% customizable, and the sample itinerary below is no exception. By spending almost a week with us, your guide will get to know you and be better able to craft an experience that’s just right for you.

Day 1:

The first day will be spent in Eldorado Canyon State Park. The convenience and variety of climbing here makes the Edo a perfect venue to review and/or learn the technical skills you’ll need for the bigger days to come. On this day your guide will be focused on helping you advance your movement and at the same time talking through a plan for the week. Oh, did we mention Eldo is awesome!

Day 2:

The second day is spent climbing at Lumpy Ridge outside of Estes Park. Lumpy is in Rocky Mountain National Park with amazing views of Long’s Peak.

Day 3:

There are a number of ways this day could be spent. It is possible to do an approach day for an overnight alpine objective. It could be second day at Lumpy Ridge or a second alpine objective in the high peaks. Culp-Bossier, Zowie, and other alpine climbs with shorter approaches are great options for this day if not approaching an overnight objective.

Day 4:

You’ve spent the whole week preparing for this day, the final objective. You’ll climb an iconic alpine rock climb such as the south face of the Petit Grepon, Keiner’s Route, or any number of other iconic routes!

Details

Group Size

This is a private program, no one else will be paired with your party and you pick the dates.

Time and Place

Each day is a custom affair. In general, you can expect to meet at your hotel in Boulder on the first day.

Equipment List

All the technical climbing equipment required for this outing is included.

View Alpine Rock Equipment List as a pdf.
View Rock Climbing Equipment List as a pdf.

Selected Routes

Kiener’s Route on Long’s Peak

A classic mountaineering route on the left shoulder of the Diamond. There is moderate snow climbing up to the Broadway traverse. Off Broadway a couple of low 5th pitches gain the 3rd and 4th class shoulder of the diamond leading to the summit. This route can be done from the car in a day or from a bivy at Mills Glacier.