Eldorado Canyon Rock Climbing

Just outside of Boulder, Eldo has been the focal point of Colorado rock climbing for many decades. Eldo has world class rock climbing with short approaches and an incredible variety of styles and difficulty. There are amazing features and cracks on over a dozen separate formations!

1 person: $400 per day
2 people: $256 per person/day
3 people: $200 per person/day
4 people: $168 per person/day

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The convenience of Eldorado Canyon and proximity to Boulder make it a popular destination. The rock climbing in the canyon speaks for itself, however! With great intro climbs to some of Colorado’s most epic pitches, Eldo is host to more variety than almost any other single venue.

Keep It Movin’ and Shakin’

Climbing with a guide has the most obvious benefit of having someone with knowledge of an area to show you the classic routes. As you can imagine, talented and knowledgable guides will also know the “off the radar” climbing to dodge the crowds. It’s not much fun to sit in the queue at the bottom of the climb. If climbing the Bastille Crack is a the top of your list be prepared for an early start!

Multi-Pitch Skill Development

The climbing in Eldo lends itself to any number of skill development opportunities. There is amazing toproping in Eldo, but the best aspects of the venue are the endless supply of multi-pitch climbs. Many routes have short pitches with comfortable belays making a great classroom for impromptu rope management or anchoring lessons. We often combine time in Eldo with more committing alpine trips as it is an excellent venue to gain the technical skills needed for many routes in Rocky Mountain National Park.


Group Size

This is a private program, no one else will be paired with your party. If your group is larger than 4 for toproping, we apply a group discount and additional guides are added to keep the guest to guide ratio at 4:1 or lower. Multi-pitch climbing is a maximum ratio of 3:1.

Time and Place

This trip meets in Eldorado Canyon. Details will be coordinated with you guide.

Equipment List

All the technical climbing equipment required for this outing is included.
View equipment list as PDF

Featured Media

A Connection to Progression: Eldorado Canyon

Rock climbing in Eldorado Canyon is life. So much of our connection to the world and the places we love is drawn from our experiences. The West Buttress of the Bastille is a great place to get “in touch” with Eldo!

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Notable Features

The Bastille

By a good margin the most popular route on the Bastille is “The Bastille Crack” at a moderate grade of 5.7+. The West Buttress is host to a number of amazing climbs such as The West Arete, The West Buttress proper, and Blind Faith.

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Redgarden Wall

Many of the most signifant climbs in the canyon are located on the Redgarden Wall. From Moderate classics such as Yellow Spur to the ultra-classic Naked Edge.

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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.