Rock Climbing in the Black Canyon 2017-09-03T14:45:01+00:00

Project Description

Rock Climbing in the Black Canyon

Experienced Black Canyon Climbing Guides

Our guides are long-time, local Black Canyon climbers with years of personal and professional experience in “The Black”.  We have logged many miles on the classics and we have traveled the lesser known adventure routes as well. This area is special to us and we look forward to sharing its mystery, challenge, and beauty with you.

Adventure Climbing from 5.8 – 5.10

Black Canyon rock climbing is true adventure climbing with multi-pitch climbs starting at the 5.8/5.9 level of difficulty.  Classic routes like Maiden Voyage (III 5.9-), Casually Off-Route (III 5.9), Leisure Climb (III 5.9), and Escape Artist (III 5.10a) offer full value for the grade and a deeply rewarding experience.  Advanced climbers will scratch big achievements off their ticklist when topping out on routes like Comic Relief (III+ 5.10b), Journey Home (IV 5.10), and The Scenic Cruise (V 5.10+).

Experience True Wilderness, Solitude, and Commitment

Rock climbing in the Black Canyon of the Gunnison offers a true wilderness experience with few climbers, rugged terrain, and a unique sense of commitment. In a world where opportunities for solitude and wilderness are diminishing, the Black Canyon of the Gunnison is more relevant than ever before for these experiences.  Join us for the climbing experience of a lifetime in this incredibly unique area.


Program Details


Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, CO


April – November 2017




Cost for Regular Day / 8-10 hours (Examples are Maiden Voyage, Casual Route, Escape Artist)
1 person: $409.00
2 people: $289.00 each

Cost for Long Day / 10-12 hours (Examples are Russian Arete, Scenic Cruise, Journey Home)
1 person: $499.00
2 people: $299.00 each

Cost includes: AMGA certified instructor/guide; personal climbing equipment including shoes, harness, helmet, belay device, and carabiners; group gear including hardware and ropes; photos from your day; and our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.

Cost does not include: Transportation to the North Rim Campground where we meet, National Park entrance fee, campsite fees if camping, food, travel insurance, personal insurance, and personal clothing and day supplies for rock climbing (see equipment list below).


Previous multi-pitch rock climbing experience.


Maximum of 2 climbers with 1 guide.


Black Canyon Rock Climbing Equipment List (PDF)

Program Gallery

Rock climbing black canyon on Maiden Voyage route
rock climbing black canyon high above the Gunnison River
Rock climbing black canyon

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We provide exceptional outdoor experiences, every time. If you are not satisfied at the end of your trip, we will provide you with a complimentary day free of charge.

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Exclusively AMGA Certified Instructors & Guides

We are one of the only guide services in the country with an entire staff of instructors and guides who are certified by the American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA). You are in good hands when you adventure with us.

Dan Zokaites

Dan is an AMGA certified Rock, Alpine, and Ski Guide.  


Josh Hirshberg

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Josh is an AMGA Certified Single Pitch Instructor.


Angela Hawse

Angela is an AMGA Certified Rock, Alpine, and Ski Guide.


Marc Ripperger

Marc is an AMGA Certified Rock and Alpine Guide.