Unaweep Canyon Rock Climbing

Unaweep Canyon is just south of Grand Junction and one of Colorado’s hidden gems. The granite walls of the canyon are perfect for groups or individuals looking to take their trad climbing to the next level.

Mountain Trip will now be handling booking for climbing in Unaweep. Please call 970-369-1153 to book.

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Colorado’s Hidden Gem

Unaweep Canyon is tucked away in a picturesque canyon just south of Grand Junction. The entrance of the canyon is sandstone with incredible bouldering. As you drive deeper into the canyon, the sandstone gives way to clean granite walls.

Part of the Ultimate Rock Pass

Unaweep Canyon is part of our Ultimate Rock Pass. The Ultimate Rock Pass is a punch pass style offering that marries the benefits of 1 on 1 instruction and guidance of a guide with the cost savings of a group enrollment program. This pass is good anywhere we offer rock climbing “day trips”.

Granite Trad Climbing at It’s Best

There are a number of crags in Unaweep that function really well as a classroom with routes suitable for the most reluctant beginner alongside climbs requiring greater skill level. Learn anchor construction, movement skills, self-rescue techniques, and more. With many buttresses greater than 600 feet in height, Unaweep is a great destination for getting off the deck on longer routes. Peak uses Unaweep as a stepping stone for the even longer climbs of the Black Canyon.

Featured Media

On the granite walls of Unaweep Canyon on the Western Slope of Colorado, Ally sets out to climb 23 pitches for her 23rd birthday. She mantles, jams and thrutches her way through shallow sloping cracks surrounded by a crew of comrades. They navigate cacti, springtime mud, and fatigue, and fueled by gummy worms, they finish the final pitch in the dark.

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Selected Programming

Outdoor Rock 101

In this 2-day course, participants will learn a foundation of anchor building, climbing movement, and the technical skills to climb outdoors. This hands-on course is designed as a bridge for individuals who are making a gym-to-crag transition or those who wish to become independent climbers.

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Program Details

Time and Place

Each day is a custom affair. In general, you can expect to meet your guide near Unaweep. It is not uncommon for guests staying in Ouray or Ridgway to meet at our office at 160 Liddell St in Ridgway.


It is possible to climb here 12 months of the year!

Equipment List

All the technical climbing equipment required for this outing is included.
View Equipment List as a PDF 

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.

Refund Policy

You may cancel and receive a refund of a Program for events out of your control such as an injury or family emergency. This refund will be less credit card fees. Transfers (or change of date) are allowed at no cost pending availability. You may not receive a refund if do not to show up to a Program without notice.

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Contact Us

Mountain Trip

135 W Colorado Ave 2A | Telluride, C0 81435

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.