Intro to Rock Climbing Course

In this 2-day rock climbing class, participants get in as much climbing as possible and learn the technical skills to join a climbing party. The lessons cover everything from 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:
May 15-16, 2021
June 5-6, 2021
June 19-20, 2021
July 3-4, 2021
July 17-18, 2021
July 31-August 1, 2021
August 14-15, 2021
August 28-29, 2021
September 11-12, 2021
September 25-26, 2021
October 9-10, 2021
October 23-24, 2021

Unaweep Canyon:
June 12-13, 2021
October 2-3, 2021
November 6-7, 2021

Moab Utah:
October 16-17, 2021


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

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.