Ouray Rock Climbing

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.

Our entire company is built around a fundamental concept: get to know you and tailor the day to you! Peak has a strong connection with Ouray rock climbing. Ouray County is home to our headquarters and we would love to show you around our backyard!

COST FULL  /  HALF DAY
1 person: $350  /  $250
2 people: $231  /  $160 per person
3 people: $175  /  $125 per person
4 people: $147  /  $105 per person
5 people: $126  /  $90 per person
6 people: $112  /  $80 per person

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Overview


Full Day Rock Climbing: Beginner to Advanced

A full day or roughly 8 hours of rock climbing will go by much faster than you’d expect.

For beginners, you will learn the fundamentals of rock climbing movement, how to tie knots and belay, how to rappel, and you will do 5 to 8 climbs at two different climbing areas in Ouray. We keep the atmosphere relaxed and go at your speed. 

For climbers seeking intermediate to advanced instruction, we will help you improve your climbing movement 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 (roughly 4 hours). There are several venues very near the road that are perfect for a quick sample of Ouray rock climbing.

Details


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 is a custom trip that meets at a location to be determined with your guide. Full days typically start at 8:00am while half days can begin at 8:00am or 12:00pm.

Equipment List

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

Selected Climbing Areas


Rotary Park

It is unlikely a route exists in The Black that has seen more ascents than Maiden Voyage. With only a short, well protected 5.9 crux this route serves as a great introduction to the feeling of climbing in such a spectacular location. Depending on how the pitches are broken up, there are 5 to 7 pitches on this route. Often the route King Me is linked with Maiden Voyage to provide a few additional pitches of climbing and take climbers all the way to the top of the rim.

rock climbing at ouray colorado rotary park

The Overlook

Throughout winter, this limestone crag calls to us from its perch above the Ouray Ice Park. This cliff is composed of Leadville Limestone and offers some of the area’s most challenging sport climbs in addition to an incredible selection of moderates. Its hard to beat limestone for technical, balancy, and precision climbing.

rock climbing in ouray at the overlook wall

The Pool Wall

This zone is aptly named for its proximity to the Ouray Hot Springs. It is a Hermosa Sandstone outcropping with about 100 routes scattered between 7 named climbing zones. This is a high quality sport and trad climbing destination that soaks up a good amount of Ourays daily dose of Sunshine. This high quality crag offers tremendous grade diversity and is a good place to get an honest assessment of your climbing level.

ouray pool wall rock climbing

The Misfits/Waterfall Wall

A short drive South of Ouray on the “Million Dollar Highway” is a collection of climbs known by a few different names. These areas are surprisingly accessible and provide great opportunities for multi-pitch sport climbing. The setting is spectacular and the climbing memorable on good quartzite. Ouray’s most popular multi-pitch climb “Princess Ella’s Magical Adventure” is found here.

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.