Colorado Climbing Classes

Location Colorado

Season Year 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!



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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.

Private Full Day $525 for one, $335/person for two, $275/person for groups of 3 or more
Private Half Day $335 for one, $245/person for two, $185/person for groups of 3 or more

Please note that because of scheduling private classes cannot be booked online. Please click here to request a class.

For your safety and comfort, bring synthetic and or natural fiber clothing for insulation. Cotton is NOT recommended and down must be kept dry. Clothing should be able to layer without encumbering your movement.


Objective Dependent – Scarpa footwear is available at Jackson Hole Mountain Guides for rent. JHMG also carries a selection of rock shoes for rent.

  • Sticky Rubber Approach Shoes: required for all mid-summer climbs. (mid-July through Sept) – Guide Pick: Scarpa Crux or Scarpa Kalipe  (Available for rent)
  • Rock Shoes for technical rock (Available for rent)
    • *Rock shoes are not required for Grand Teton Prep Day class
Upper Layers
  • Synthetic/ Wool Sun Hoody
  • Synthetic T-shirt
  • Soft Shell: fleece or pile
  • Rain Jacket: waterproof/breathable with hood
Bottom Layers
  • Shorts
  • Synthetic Climbing Pant
  • Rain Pant
  • Gloves – non-insulated with leather palm

On the Trail

  • Back Pack: internal frame, 30 Liter capacity (2000 cu in)
  • Water Bottles (2-3 L/Qt.) orr H2O Hydration system
  • Dark Sunglasses
  • Extra Pair Contact Lens
  • Sun Hat or Visor
  • Sunscreen (35+SPF)
  • Lip Balm
  • Insect Repellent (until early August)
  • Lunch and Snacks

Optional Items

  • Trekking Poles
  • Camera

Cold Weather Considerations:

Early and late-season temperatures require warmer clothing. You may consider additional clothing if you get cold easily or if it is unusually cold or windy.

  • Down Jacket
  • Vest
  • Medium-weight Long Underwear

**Jackson Hole Mountain Guides supplies all the rock climbing gear, harnesses, helmets, locking carabiners & belay/rappel devices, crampons, and ice axes. However, you are welcome to bring your own equipment. Please coordinate with our office for gear checks. Backpacks, rock shoes, and boots can all be rented in our Jackson office.


  • 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 TMG. 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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