Certified AMGA and IFMGA Guided Rock Climbing in Crested Butte, Colorado.
Located in the beautiful and secluded high alpine environment of the Gunnison Valley on the Western Slope of Colorado, the local climbing areas: Taylor Canyon; Spring Creek Canyon; and Hartman Rocks offer a lifetime’s worth of climbing exploration.
Quiet and ‘off-the-beaten-path’ of destination climbers, the Taylor Canyon Area nonetheless has a long and rich climbing history spanning almost 5 decades. Throughout which it’s beautiful and compact reddish-gold granite has seen the likes of such storied and well-revered Colorado climbers as Lynn Hill; Yvon Chouinard; Jimmy Dunn; Jim Donini; Phil Broscovack; Tom Pulaski; and Rusty Baille just to name a few. The history of these legendary climbers coming to climb in this serene and special place is a testament to the areas true quality and ambiance.
Crested Butte, Colorado has been our backyard rock climbing area for the past 15 years, we know this place intimately and can offer a perfect guided rock climbing experience to meet each individual climber, whether total beginners looking to top-rope climb or seasoned veterans looking for more, this place delivers the goods !
Join us on guided rock climbing trips around Gunnison Valley’s classic multi-pitch routes like: The Spring Creek Needle (5.5); Jackal (5.6+); Left End Corners (5.7/5.8+); Aqua Dog (5.7+); Dunn’s Dihedral (5.8); Chuck E. Cheese (5.9); & The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly (5.10-);
Or let us get the rope up for you on harder climbs to test skills and practice your technique, on such classic single-pitch climbs as: Left Hand Crack (5.8++); Air Conditioner (5.9); Zig-Zag (5.9); Sassafrass (5.10a); Two-Bolt (5.10-R); Journey to Gondwanaland (5.10b); Whiskey Crack (5.10+); & Question of Balance (5.11)
All trips run through a partnership with Irwin Guides