Intro to Rock Course

In this 2 day course participants get in as much climbing as possible and learn the technical skills to join a climbing party. From the most basic aspects of the day such as fitting your harness and tying into the rope to climbing all styles of rock, this course is a great way to get an introduction to rock climbing!

$380 per person

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Day 1:
After introductions and a quick discussion on the format of the course the guide will set up a toprope. The day is a progression from here. Beginning from the most basic steps, the goal of the day is to expose participants to a number of rock climbs, learn the basics of belaying, and be able to participate in a toprope setting.

Day 2:
This is a day of refinement and practice of the previous day’s movement lessons with those ready for steeper terrain shown how to progress. The guide will introduce participants to basic anchoring concepts and the different types of rock climbing protection.

Skills Covered

  • Tying into the rope and belaying
  • Rappelling
  • Introductory movement skills for rock climbing
  • Identifying rock protection
  • Building basic anchors

Program Dates

Boulder Colorado:
June 6-7, 2020
June 20-21, 2020
July 4-5, 2020
July 18-19, 2020
August 1-2, 2020
August 15-16, 2020
August 29-30, 2020
September 12-13, 2020
September 26-27, 2020
October 10-11, 2020
October 24-25, 2020

Unaweep Canyon:
June 13-14, 2020
October 3-4, 2020
November 7-8, 2020

Moab Utah:
October 17-18, 2020


Group Size

This is an open enrollment course. The maximum group size is 4.

Time and Place

This trip runs in a number of different climbing areas. Detailed instructions on where to meet are given during the registration process. In general, the days run from 8am to 4pm.

Equipment List

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

Next Steps

Intermediate Rock

In this 2 day intermediate rock climbing course participants learn the technical skills to become an independent party. This course dives into the principles and methodology of building anchors and setting up rock climbs on toprope. You’ll learn how to address common issues encountered in the single pitch environment with the most up to date best practices.

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Contact Us

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.