Climbing in Boulder Canyon

Boulder Canyon is a granite climbing area just outside the city of Boulder, less than an hour from Denver. This Front Range climbing area hosts a variety of climbs for beginners and experts alike and is a frequent favorite of locals for a few after work climbs. While many consider Boulder to be the epicenter of Colorado climbing generally Boulder Canyon gets overshadowed by some of it's better known neighbors. This makes for an excellent place to climb if you want to avoid the crowds and also for those wanting easier hikes to the climbing with some of the climbs being a few feet from the car. With the river running through the canyon summer mornings can be pleasant and the spring and fall can be a phenomenal time to climb. The stellar quality of the granite makes for enjoyable friction to help beginners learn to climb all the domes and cracks Boulder Canyon has to offer.

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Boulder Canyon Rock Climbing Information


Climbing in Boulder Canyon is available year round weather permitting. Generally the best time to climb here is later in the spring, summer mornings, almost anytime in the fall, and the occasional warm winter day.

Guided Rock Climbing Trip Rates

1 Guide Half Day (4 hours) Regular Day (6 hours) Full Day (8 hours)
1 Guest $309 $369 $429
2 Guests $249 $309 $369
3 Guests $199 $249 $309
4 Guests $149 $199 $249
2 guides to keep low ratios for the best experience!
5-8 Guests $119 $149 $199

Rate Information:

Rates are per person, e.g. 3 people for a Regular Day would be $259/person for a total of $777. Trip start times are custom but generally we recommend 8AM starts for most rock climbing May through September to avoid heat, crowding, and afternoon thunderstorms.

Discount Information: We appreciate our guests but discounts are limited to the following and cannot be combined with any other offer.

Early Bird Discounts and Last Chance Pricing: Book early and save! Schedule any rock climbing trip a month or more in advance for a 10% discount. Any trip booked with less than 48 hours notice incur a $100 convenience fee.

Bundle Pricing: The ultimate way to get started climbing! Purchase 3 or more days of climbing guiding or instruction at once for a 10% discount. Schedule at your convenience.

Boulder Canyon is located in the northern Front Range west of Boulder on the highway between there and Nederland. Denver International Airport is the most commonly used airport and is about an hour away.

Typical Meeting Location:

Boulder Canyon is a granite area in the Front Range that has a number of nice beginner climbs as well as some harder slabs and crack climbs.

Climb Name Climb Description
East Slab (5.6, 2 pitches) One of the easier climbs on The Dome formation it makes a great introductory climb or can be split into a few pitches to teach multi pitch climbing skills. With a variety of cracks, slabs, and a bit of an overhang it teaches a variety of skills. East Slab
Standard Route (5.8, 2 pitches) A great step up from the East Slab this route climbs a crack system on the nearby Elephant Buttresses. Standard Route
Country Club Crack (5.11c, 2 pitches) A classic crack test piece on fine granite. This ascends to the top of Castle Rock via two pitches with some slab at the start leading into one of the steeper continuous cracks along the Front Range. Country Club Crack

Trips Include

-Group climbing equipment (ropes, carabiners, etc).

-Individual climbing equipment (harness, helmet, climbing shoes, and belay devices).

-Guide with AMGA Training and Certification for climbing and instruction.

Trip Excludes

-Transportation to climbing sites or any sort of lodging.

-Guide gratuities.

-Personal clothing and footwear.

-Personal snacks and water.

-Trip Insurance

-Other costs not associated with services provided by The Colorado Climbing Company.

Refund and Cancellation Policy

If for some reason you need to cancel your course or trip outside of 30 days you will receive a full refund less service charges to cover our costs incurred. For trips less than $500 this service charge is $50 and for those more than $500 this service charge is $100 or 10% of the trip cost, whichever is greater. If you must cancel within 30 days of the course or trip a refund of 50% will be given. All balances are due in full before the start of any course or trip and no refunds will be given beyond the course or trip date. In the case of unsafe conditions, weather or other circumstances beyond our control we will do our best to reschedule or issue a credit for a future trip. If this isn't possible you will receive a refund less the previously outlined service charges.