Rock Climbing in Ouray, CO

Nestled deep in the San Juan Mountain range, Ouray is host to many different rock climbing venues accessible to any level of ability or experience.

8:00am-12:00pm or 12:00pm-4:00pm

1 person: $400 / $275
2 people: $284 / $195 per person
3 people: $224 / $154 per person
4 people: $184 / $127 per person
5 people: $160 / $110 per person
6 people: $144 / $99 per person

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Beginner Full Day Rock Climbing Instruction

This is a comprehensive introduction to rock climbing in a one-day package.  You will learn the fundamentals of rock climbing movement, how to tie knots and belay, how to rappel, and you will do 5-8 climbs at two different climbing areas in Ouray. It is a fun-filled day of rock climbing instruction that is focused on learning new skills in a safety oriented way.

Intermediate-Advanced Full Day Rock Climbing Instruction

Improve your skills and check out the finest climbs Ouray has to offer! In the intermediate-advanced instruction program, we will help you improve your climbing while going on a tour of Ouray’s best crags.  We commonly teach anchor building, top-rope set up, lead climbing, and multi-pitch climbing systems.  Just let us know your goals and we will tailor the day to suit your ability level and interests.

Half Day Rock Climbing in Ouray

Regardless of how much experience you have it is possible to do a half day of climbing. There are two venues very near the road that are perfect for a quick sample of Ouray rock climbing.

Canyoning is a Great Alternative

For those who are interested in an alternative to rock climbing we also offer half day canyoning trips:

Ouray Canyoning Page


Group Size

This is a private program, no one else will be paired with your party. If your group is larger than 6, we apply a group discount and additional guides are added to keep the guest to guide ratio at 6:1 or lower.

Time and Place

This trip meets at Basecamp Bouldering. Full days start at 8:00am while half days can begin at 8:00am or 12:00pm.

Getting to Ouray

Details on lodging/shuttles. We provide transportation from the office to the trailhead on the day of your trip.

Equipment List

All the technical climbing equipment required for this outing is included.

Rental Gear

If you’re interested in renting gear (but not hiring a guide).