Climbing Courses

Leaning in a group setting has many benefits and we’ve distilled the most useful information into our series of courses. You’ll learn from hands on insturction from instructors who are masters of the climbing skills they are teaching.

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Rock Climbing Courses


Outdoor Rock 101

In this 2 day outdoor rock climbing course, participants will gain a foundation in rock climbing that will serve them for future progression. Through a number of hands-on lessons this course will cover climbing movement, technical skills, and modern crag etiquette.

Indian Creek Crack Clinic

Our Indian Creek Crack Clinic is an intensive 3 day program designed to give participants the tools and confidence for climbing cracks using proper technique. This is both an opportunity for experienced climbers to sharpen their crack climbing and for less experienced climbers to find their jam.

Learn to Lead Trad

Our 4 day learn to lead and multi-pitch application course, is designed to advance an experienced climber into leading routes within their ability. The course allows participants to learn and practice essential skills and strategies to lead before transferring those skills into multi pitch terrain.

Ice Climbing Courses


Intro to Ice

In this 2 day course participants learn the technical skills to join a climbing party with 75% of the time focused on ice climbing movement. From the most basic aspects of the day such as fitting your boots and crampons to climbing routes up to WI3 or WI4 in difficulty.

Ice / Mixed Movement

This is a 2 day course designed to advance a climber who has gained competency with basic ice movement (triangle) into types of movement required for narrow, thin, steep, or discontinuous ice and mixed terrain.

Learn to Lead Ice

This is a 4-day learn-to-lead program where participants are given the tools and instruction to take the sharp end on ice climbs. Multi-pitch climbing is covered. A significant amount of time is invested in ice climbing technique and movement.

Alpine Climbing Courses


Intro to Technical Alpine

In this 4-day program participants will learn skills for alpine climbing on rock, snow, and ice. This is the first step in a progression of skills necessary for tackling alpine peaks. You’ll learn both technical skills and how to interpret terrain and assess risk.

Contact Us

The Peak Guide House
311 Main Street | Ouray CO 81427

Peak Mountain Guides, LLC
160 Liddell St. #C3 | Ridgway CO 81432
PO Box 2051 | Ridgway CO 81432

Authorized Permittee

Peak Mountain Guides is an authorized permittee of the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, Gunnison National Forest; San Juan National Forest; Bureau of Land Management Monticello, Moab, Gunnison, and Glennallen Field Offices; Eldorado Canyon State Park; Ouray Ice Park, City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks; and National Parks including Mt. Rainier, Black Canyon of the Gunnison, and Colorado National Monument. Peak Mountain Guides is an equal opportunity service provider.