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Colorado Climbing Classes

Location Colorado

Season Your-round

Difficulty Easy - Moderate

Duration 1 Day


The Boulder area is one of the best for introducing people to the sport of climbing. The sheer amount of climbing keeps nearly every climber happy with progressively more challenging and more diverse climbs. If you are already familiar with the area, consider climbing with us to get off the beaten path or climb your dream route.

The Mountain Guides Colorado has over 50 years of experience guiding and instructing in all aspects of rock climbing. We are an AMGA-accredited guide company. Our courses range from introductory to advanced, and we have several private guiding options. Have us design a special program for your group or club, or let us help you tune up your skills!



Season Your-round

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Looking to get out for a casual morning of climbing? Our half-day fun climb will give you a taste of climbing in the vertical. This class takes place in Eldorado Canyon SP and involves a half-day of as much climbing as you can manage.

Our class is targeted at beginner climbers, and we know that there are a number of different reasons people want to take their first class. Our guides work with you to provide you with the best day based on your goals and needs. We take great pleasure in providing our guests with a high quality first climbing class (or a refresher!). This class can also be used to prepare individuals for our intermediate class. This is a full-day class.


So – you’ve been bit by the climbing bug. Jackson Hole Mountain Guides offers an intermediate class for the next step. In this class, we focus on skills need for multi-pitch climbing including lead belaying, rope management, protection removal, anchors and rappelling. Perfect for climbers with top-rope climbing experience whether indoor or outdoor looking to take their climbing to the next level. This class can be used to prepare individuals for longer multi-pitch climbs in Eldorado Canyon or Rocky Mountain National Park. This is a full-day class.


Designed for the experienced climber, these courses may be used to prepare students for independent multi-pitch climbing, teach techniques/tactics for difficult routes, and coach advanced climbing movement. In this class, the curriculum could be separated into the following topics: multi-pitch climbing topics, introduction to lead climbing, improvised self-rescue, aid climbing topics, alpine climbing concepts, and coaching. This is a full-day class

Kids love to monkey around, and this class gets them climbing and helps them learn some valuable skills and lessons on the way. The convenience of Boulder’s climbing areas makes this class a great offering. Our enthusiasm for getting kids on the rock will make for an incredibly fun and rewarding outing for kids and their parents. This half-day class is intended for children 12 and under, with a parent.

Full Day $385 for one, $275/person for two, $200/person for groups of 3 or more
Half Day $225 for one, $175/person for two, $125/person for groups of 3 or more

Please note that because of scheduling these classes cannot be booked online.  Please click here to inquire about specific dates for your class.


  • Approach, Hiking, Running Shoes
  • Technical Rock Shoes (available to rent, please cal the office if you have not already made reservations)
  •  Socks: 1  pair


  • Short Sleeve Shirt: Guide Pick Mountain Hardwear Metonic
  • Fleece or Lightweight Insulating Jacket Guide Pick: Mountain Hardwear A-therm Jacket
  • Lightweight Wind Shell- Guide Pick: Mountain Hardwear  Ghost Lite Jacket
  • Lightweight Rain Shell- Guide Pick: Mountain Hardwear Quasar lite II


  • Synthetic loose fitting pant Guide Pick: Mountain Hardwear Super Castil Convertible Pant


  • Synthetic Loose Fitting Shorts Guide Pick: Mountain Hardwear  Castil Cargo Short
  • Rain Pants- Guide Pick: Mountain Hardwear Exponet Pant


  • Backpack: 30-40 Liter – Guide Pick: Mountain Hardwear Scrambler 30
  • Sun hat: baseball or full brimmed
  • Water : water bottles/hydration bladder are best
  • Food: energy bars, fruit, sandwich, bring enough
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen/Lip Balm


Mountain Weather can change on a dime.  It is important to be prepared for any eventuality of weather.  If you are unsure about conditions do not hesitate to contact the office at 307-733-4979 or [email protected]

Jackson Hole Mountain Guides provides all technical climbing equipment including:

  • Harness
  • Helmets
  • Belay devices

Technical rock shoes are available for rent.  Please contact our office for availability.







  • My experiences with JHMG have been uniformly outstanding.   Each guide that has worked with me over the years has taken a genuine interest in helping me advance my climbing.  The levels of professionalism, expertise, and interest in teaching among the guides I have worked with has been top-notch.

    — David Matthews
  • If you want to climb safely with confidence and learn about WHAT you are actually doing and climbing…Pick JHMG.  Hands down the best guys for the job!  YEARS of experience and professionalism are very obvious from the moment you step inside the shop.  Nice guys, well trained and fun to climb with!

    — Darren Davis
  • Wow! What can I say? Thank you! I never thought I’d climb again and you guys gave me the confidence and encouragement to do it again. Today’s hike was long, but the view well worth it. Thanks for sharing a part of your life with me. Thanks again.

    — Liz
  • We love JHMG! We try and go once a year to climb with them and it is always a highlight of our year! It’s relaxing, fun, challenging and exciting! Thanks for a great trip!

    — Rachel Soeken

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Here you’ll find online tools and information about joining us for a trip of a lifetime! To sign up for a trip, or if you have any questions, please call us. Listed on the left side of these pages are links that you may find useful, including printable forms and policies concerning a trip with JHMG. We encourage ALL prospective climbers to read our Preparation advice. Our office can help place you with others who are looking to climb.

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