Castlewood Canyon Rock Climbing Information


Climbing in Castlewood Canyon is available year round weather permitting. Generally weather is pleasant in the late spring, fall, and even through a lot of warm winter days. While shade can be found, summers can be hot later in the 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 $249/person for a total of $747. 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.

Castlewood Canyon State Park is just south of the city of Denver along the Front Range outside the city of Castle Rock. Denver International is the best place to fly in being less than an hour from the park entrance..

Typical Meeting Location:

This unique conglomerate climbing area is all single pitch climbs and has a few nice areas for those looking to really focus on their climbing skills. Because the walls are on the shorter side it makes a great location to get a lot of laps in and work on technique.

Climb Name Climb Description
Grocery Store Wall (5.5-5.11, single pitch) A common beginner location barely visible amongst the Gambrel oaks. A variety of easier climbing routes exist here making it a great location for beginner climbers but plenty of harder climbs are found here as well.
Wendell Spire (5.10, single pitch) A unique geologic feature as a true spire. With no way to the top but a stout lead it's a great climb for more advanced climbers.

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.

Climbing in Castlewood Canyon

Castlewood Canyon is another Front Range climbing area with a dedicated following of local climbers. Just near the town of Castle Rock south of Denver this conglomerate area has a multitude of smaller cliffs that make it a great venue for beginners just learning to climb or experts wanting to work on single pitch skills like learning to sport lead or how to build top rope anchors. Because it isn't located near a major road or river it tends to be quieter and can be the best place to go on a warm winter day. While summer mornings tend to be pleasant it can be a little warm in the afternoons when it's sunny. Despite being less than an hour from Denver the area is frequented by deer and other wildlife and fall colors can make for wonderful scenery in this quiet Front Range locale.

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